Fossil Hunting

fossil hunting

Due to Covid-19, we will sadly not be opening our doors to school groups in the 2020 Autumn Term. Drop us an email to be alerted when we are able to take bookings for Spring and Summer Terms 2021!
In the meantime, why not hire one of our popular Fossil Loan Boxes

Take your class out on the beach where they can discover and take home their own fossils with our trained Wardens.

The session starts at the Centre with a short film show entitled “Finding Fossils at Charmouth”, followed by an interactive warden talk on fossil formation and showing the class examples of fossils they might find, plus top tips on what to look for and how to find it!

All relevant health and safety information is given to the children before heading out onto the beach accompanied by the warden to look for fossils. All finds during the day can be taken back to school or home at the end of the session. We advise you to bring a small freezer bag for each child to put their fossils in.

  • Session time: 2 hours
  • Location: Charmouth
  • Maximum number: 90 Children
  • Risk Assessment: All Centre activities are fully risk assessed. For more information please download a copy of our Teacher’s Guide.
  • Charges: September – February £3.50 per child   March – August £4.00 per child
    Minimum booking fee £100.00
    There is no charge for teaching staff and helpers
  • Booking: Please have a period of 2 weeks in mind for your visit. All our sessions are tide related so we need to be flexible when booking activities.

For more information about booking please download a copy of our Teacher’s Guide