Location: 5 Popular Fossil Sites

Location: Main Photo Credit: Geeksyndicate.co.uk

  Location, location, location:  Where do I go to find fossils? We’ve put together this handy guide to help you choose a location.   We can’t promise you’ll find a dragon the size of a London bus of course!   But we do have a whole collection of blogs to tell you what to take etc […]

Healthy Food

Brain Food

Healthy food – great food, good sleep and fitness all play their part in getting the family through the daily marathon eg the summer exam season!   Or just a good plan for life in any season to be fair. We have several blogs about family fitness  (We also have a popular online shop full […]

Fossil Collecting: What to do back home.

fossil play

Have you ever brought home a few stones or shells from a fun day fossil collecting at the  beach or countryside only to find they get in the way until you throw them in the bin? Fossil Collecting: In The Garden for li’l ones, put your found treasures in the sand pit to find over and […]

Fossil hunting: 8 things you need

fossil hunting with the kids

So you’ve decided to take the kids fossil hunting this weekend? It’s free and fun – you’re gonna have a great time. This post is about some of the things you’ll need to take with you for a safe and fun time.  We have a guide to all our posts about finding fossils and activities […]

Stromatolites, the oldest thing on earth?

stromatolites

Stromatolites: What are they and what would I do with one? A stromatolite is the oldest thing in the world.  So could be the most important fossil you will or can ever collect. You may like facts and learning or need answers for homework so here goes all about Stromatolites: As colonies of simple bacteria, Stromatolites […]

Minerals – What are they used for?

Collector's Guide: Minerals

Many children are crazy about minerals now because of their passion for the online game, Minecraft.  But do they realise that we are absolutely surrounded by minerals in our daily lives?  Aside from forming the beautiful crystals that we marvel at, minerals are actually incredibly important to modern life.   Minerals ores are mined and used […]

Fossiling: How to Find Fantastic Fossils

Fossil Hunting UK Jurassic Coast

If you fancy going fossiling – you are not alone!  Or maybe the children are clamouring to go and you don’t fancy it – don’t worry – you do not have to be intrepid, male or eccentric – read on and maybe give it a go?  We have a whole suite of blogs on the […]

Fun Cheap Activities for Kids Holidays

20 activities boys on beach

Kids Activities – lets get started: We write about fossils, family learning, kids activities and fun, and are a resource for parents of dinosaur and fossil fans.   Here you can pick up a few ideas and also learn a little bit about each of our family activities blogs and click on those where you’d […]

Geology, How it Began & Other Stories

When did Geology Begin

When did Geology Begin?   Not as silly as it sounds!  Geology can trace its origins to ancient Greek philosophers, Aristotle for example.  There is also a report on the Mount Vesuvius eruption in AD79 by Pliny the Younger.  Pliny was a lawyer and author in Ancient Rome.  This points to an early origin of the […]

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