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It’s been a while since we posted an update, apologies for that! We have been really busy with events, school sessions and some consultancy work. We are also finally getting around to sorting out our proper website, so this blog will (in early 2107) become redundant.

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Short break geology holidays and day schools

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This year, in addition to our fantastic range of events, we are very excited to be able to offer some new ways of joining us to learn more about our wonderful coastline.

Firstly we have teamed up with author Roger Osborne to offer some day schools with the Workers Educational Association. The first of these will make use of our fantastic geology collection and will be based indoors, the second will be a field trip to the coastline to see plenty of geology. These days are ideal for beginners and people with no prior knowledge, so if you have joined one of our previous trips and want to learn more these would be a great next step, follow the links below for prices, details and how to book…

Saturday 7 May – Journey into the Jurassic – Woodend, Scarborough

Saturday 28 May – Ramble at Ravenscar – The history and geology of the landscape

Roger Osborne has written a number of books about the geology of our coastline, including The Dinosaur Coast and The Floating Egg, both of which are published by his own company High Tide Publishing.

Secondly we have joined forces with Cober Hill Hotel in Cloughton just north of Scarborough to offer a number of short break holidays with our very own Will Watts acting as your guide to the geology of the North York Moors National Park and Coast. We will also have a number of guest leaders and speakers with us.  The hotel is a fantastic base, with great food and we even provide all the transport for the days out. These 3 and 5 day trips will visit classic localities, allowing you ample time to explore the geology at your own pace, find lots of fossils, enjoy the stunning scenery and make some new friends along the way.  All our leaders are very experienced, fun people who will be with you every day to ensure your holiday is one to remember for all the right reasons! For details of dates and prices please follow the link below…

Cober Hill – Geology short break holidays


Easter Holidays 2016

Boggle Hole Fossil Hunt

We have a great range of events for the Easter Holidays, with fossil hunting trips, seashore explores and dinosaur footprint walks all ready for you to enjoy.  Simply click on the event below to go to our booking pages for all the details…

Dinosaur Footprint Walk – Tuesday 29 March at 11am – Scarborough, South Bay

Fossil Hunting Trip – Wednesday 30 March at 1pm – Cayton Bay

Fossil Hunting Trip – Thursday 31 March at 1pm – Runswick Bay

Fossil Hunting Trip – Friday 1 April at 3pm – Boggle Hole

Fossil Hunting Trip – Thursday 7 April at 10am – Speeton Sands

Seashore Explore – Friday 8 April at 10am – Scarborough South Bay

We look forward to seeing you on a trip soon. If there are no dates that work for you then we can always run a private trip, just contact us for more info.

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BBC Bitesize Dinosaur Footprints

Towards the end of 2015 Will Watts from our team was asked to help with some new films for BBC Bitesize all about the Jurassic Dinosaur Footprints of the Yorkshire Coast. Will had a great day with the film team and some fantastic pupils from Newby and Scalby Primary School, we added some pictures and words about the day as part of Scarborough Strata #11.

We were very excited to receive an email from Screenhouse Productions to say the films are now live on BBC Bitesize, so if you want to know more about our fabulous footprints have a watch. Here are the links to the two films…

We can also take you on a walk to see them, book here, or we can come to your school with all our dinosaurs and fossils or finally why not have a birthday party with a difference and come dinosaur hunting with us.


Will and some dinosaur footprints on the Yorkshire Coast.

February half-term holiday 2016

Boggle Hole Fossil Hunt

If you’re looking for something to do over the half term holidays to get the kids outside and enjoying themselves (and the grown-ups…) we have some exciting events that might just do the job.

Firstly we have two fossil hunts taking place, these are our most popular event and book up very quickly so if you are interested then act quickly, the two trips are:

Monday 15 February at Boggle Hole, 2pm start for a 90min walk book here

Tuesday 16 February at Cayton Bay, 3pm start for a 90min walk book here

Both trips are very family friendly, dogs are welcome and you get to keep all the fossils you find (if you want to!).

We are also very excited to be taking part in the North York Moors Dark Skies Festival and are using the Festival to launch a brand new event for 2016, Celestial Exploring. Join our very own expert astronomer Andy Exton for a night exploring not only our own solar system but objects from deep space.

As the weather can be an issue we are keeping three nights free for this event, 15, 16 and 17 February. If you are interested then  all the details on how to book are here. We will even be providing hot chocolate and some snacks to keep you warm!

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