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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
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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
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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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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours being told lots about dinosaurs and fossils by Felicity(Flick). Her knowledge and clear passion for the subject kept everyone interested from young to old. Would heartily recommend this as a great way to learn what's around us on the Isle of Wight and about dinosaurs and fossils in general Thanks Flick

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Great way to end the day, a couple of hours spent with Felicity/Flick. Never knew we were surrounded by so much evidence of the dinosaurs just scattered all over the beach's. My 13yr old boy and me did this guided tour last year 2012 (updating my account today) we both enjoyed it, didn't find any amazing fossils, some ok ones... More

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Hull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We spent a brilliant couple of hours scouring the beach and learning about dinosaurs and the area. Flick the guide was brilliant and very knowledgeable, she kept children and adults engaged. We learnt what to look for and she pointed out dinosaur footprints that you would probably miss if wandering along yourself. All in all a brilliant way to spend... More

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Finchampstead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I booked this after seeing good reviews before we went and we were definitely NOT disappointed. Our guide Felicity was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable and was great with the kids - my 7 year old daughter is dino-crazy and wouldn't leave her alone with questions and comments. She looked at every one of her 'fossils' and told her what they... More

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