Become a fossil hunter

Price
£15 / Child
Duration
2 hrs
Age restrictions
5+
Adult prices also available

What you'll do

Whether you're a Jurassic Park or Jurassic Coast lover, we've found the perfect experience for you.

Channel your inner adventurer - become a fossil detective and comb the beach for ancient fossilised sea shells, fish teeth, scales, and even fossilised poo known as coprolites from animals that once lived in warm, tropical seas.

Discover more about life 210 million years ago, what Bristol and the surrounding countryside once looked like, and the types of creatures that were living alongside Bristol's very own dinosaur, the Thecodontosaurus. You will even find clues that Bristol was a hot desert a long time ago! This is set to be one exciting day out...

*Please note this experience requires a minimum of 12 participants in order to go ahead.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Whether you're a Jurassic Park or Jurassic Coast lover, we've found the perfect experience for you.

Channel your inner adventurer - become a fossil detective and comb the beach for ancient fossilised sea shells, fish teeth, scales, and even fossilised poo known as coprolites from animals that once lived in warm, tropical seas.

Discover more about life 210 million years ago, what Bristol and the surrounding countryside once looked like, and the types of creatures that were living alongside Bristol's very own dinosaur, the Thecodontosaurus. You will even find clues that Bristol was a hot desert a long time ago! This is set to be one exciting day out...

*Please note this experience requires a minimum of 12 participants in order to go ahead.

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Facilities

  • Outdoors
  • Parking
  • Child friendly (0-16)

COVID-19 guidelines

  • This is an outdoor location in fresh air where social distancing is very easy to achieve
  • The nearest wash and toilet facilities are at the Aust services (2 minute drive away) for hand washing

On the day

  • Parking location: Passage Road, Aust (nearest postcode BS35 4BG)
  • Access by car (public footpath from Severn Beach currently closed)
  • Park along the path or road (where the path runs out). You will gather where a small road leads along with the last houses at bottom of the hill (What3Words: junction.conceals.guarding)
  • The beach can be wet and muddy (even in summer), outdoor footwear such as supportive walking boots or wellington boots recommended. Wear warm layers and waterproofs

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Ed Drewitt

Ed takes guests out on adventurous experiences in the Forest of Dean. His speciality? Uncovering its wildlife and helping others to identify birdsong. Ed's your go-to guy for experiencing the incredible sounds of the dawn chorus when birds wake at first light and sing. At dusk, he'll guide you on a wildlife safari as you search for secretive large mammals like fallow deer and wild boar. Maybe you fancy exploring the forest's special birdlife that isn't found in Bristol - Ed knows just how.

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Your host

Ed Drewitt

Ed's got a passion for wildlife. He enjoys taking people out to see and experience it. Ed offers training courses on identifying birds and their songs. He has been studying urban peregrine falcons for the past 20 years and is the author of Urban Peregrines. He's got an educational background so is always on a quest to learn new things.

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What people are saying

An enjoyable way to spend 2 hours outside. It was amazing to find real-life history at your finger tips. Ed was really easy to talk to and explain what we were finding without making it too technical (for me! ) Well worth the money and it means that you can visit the foreshore again and know what you are looking at next time

Mike Williams, Apr 2022

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Ed Drewitt.

Upcoming dates

What people are saying

An enjoyable way to spend 2 hours outside. It was amazing to find real-life history at your finger tips. Ed was really easy to talk to and explain what we were finding without making it too technical (for me! ) Well worth the money and it means that you can visit the foreshore again and know what you are looking at next time

Mike Williams, Apr 2022
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Price
£15 / Child
Duration
2 hrs
Age restriction
5+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.