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 – 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.
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
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: 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?
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 […]
Collectors Guide: Cataloging and Storing
Although this collectors guide uses the example of fossil collecting, you may find hints and tips for other collections – or start a new passion? Welcome in… To get straight to our study guide to cataloging, page down further, or stay with us for a chat first if you’re not in too much of a […]
Fossiling: How to Find Fantastic Fossils
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
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 […]
Continental Drift, Paintballing, and a Mammoth?
Continental drift – the connection with a mammoth you may figure out. But paintballing? Absolutely – check it out! Like facts? Then this is for you! In 1912 German Scientist Alfred Wegener proposed the idea of continental drift. Wegener’s Continental Drift Theory simply stated that the continents drifted around on the surface, over the […]