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Isle of Wight Fossil Hunts

Military Road | Island Gems, Brighstone PO30 4DD, England
01983-740493
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Brighstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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English first
Midlands, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My five year old just learned about dinosaurs in reception so fresh with her enthusiasm we booked on to this tour mostly for her. I knew she'd see dinosaur foot casts and that that would enthral her enough. We also had a two year old in tow and was bracing myself for her to be very much in the way.... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Despite an overcast afternoon, Felicity's enthusiasm and knowledge of all things fossil brightened our day. The pre-walk explanation gave us all a clear understanding of what to look for in Brook Chine, and she wasn't phased with my 5 year old's constant request to check her handful of pebbles for something that might be of interest! We especially liked discovering... More

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

All 10 adults and 9 kids had a great time with Felicity on an afternoon of fossil hunting, near Freshwater (can't remember name of the beach!). We came across things on the beach that we would never have noticed if it wasn't for Felicity's extended knowledge and patience. How cool for the kids to see dinosaurs foot prints and find... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We were recommended to this fossil walk but I was initially a little dubious as the person recommending had younger children. We went with children ranging from 7-13 and all really enjoyed the experience. Martin is very passionate about his subject and able to keep all ages interested. It is fantastic value for money and really makes you think. Would... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Despite being on a drizzly February afternoon, and being moved along to another beach due to an unexploded bomb being found on the orginal beach (!), we had a fabulous time. Felicity was great at explaining things and really patient with our children (aged 6 and 3) who must have taken her almost every rock on the beach for her... More

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Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We went to Island Gems in a group of 13. We were on the Island celebrating Grandad's 70th birthday - 6 adults & 7 children ( 7 yrs to 12 yrs ) . Felicity was fantastic . Our session began with a talk before being taken to the beach for the ' Hunting Session '. Her enthusiasm was infectious ,... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

What can I add to the other excellent reviews? Not a lot. The best return on £4 each I can think I've had in a long time. Well done to Felicity who shared her knowledge with such enthusiasm, especially with the children in the group. She is a natural educator. My dinosaur jaw bone with teeth stands proudly on my... More

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

just to let everyone know what a great day we all had with flick who was fantastic with my 3 young boys , great knowledge and happy to help along the way . will come back again

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The 7 Haynes's, (2 of whom were born in Freshwater in the 30's!), had a great morning out on the beach with Felicity. She was as entertaining as she was knowledgeable, Brilliant.

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Devon England
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I can't think of anything different to say from all the other reviews. You must really book this trip 2 or 3 weeks before you go to make sure you are booked on a day with lower tides. We can't wait to do it all again next year! Thank you Flick - excellent!

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