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2016 Fossil & Geology walks, Exhibitions & other events

We finished the last of our 2015 walks on the 30th of December (a very windy day!).

Walks for January to June 2016 are now listed below. Walks from July to September are listed for the 2015 season to give an idea of what we may be planning for the summer holidays.  The listings for those months will be progressively updated (the dates, locations and times will all change to match tide conditions and other events, however some walks from October to December have now been added).

Additional walks may be added due to extra demand, or for special events. Due to collapsed steps near Hanover Point the walks starting from the tarmac carpark will start instead at Brook Bay until the steps are repaired. We will keep you informed.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch
AprilMayJune
JulyAugustSeptember
OctoberNovemberDecember

A French geological society visiting the Island; at Hanover Point looking for evidence of dinosaurs.Dinosaur Isle lead a number of guided walks at sites of known palaeontological and geological interest on the Isle of Wight.

These are advertized on our website. Please click on a month above (or scroll down) for the details of any trips that interest you.

Booking arrangements are detailed at the top of each month.

All guided walks must be pre-booked.

A general leaflet for the 2012 annual public fossil walk programme is still available for download by clicking on the pdf symbol. (File size 315 Kb). Site details remain the same today, however please check for current prices.Click here for a Fossil Walk leaflet.

About our guided trips and events

Please use the monthly menu above to navigate your way to the time of year you are interested in.

Additional trips are sometimes added nearer the time due to demand; details are then added to this webpage.  

For supplementary information on fossil walks please see the yellow box at the beginning of each month.

All of our beach walks take place on sand, and sometimes there are pools of water so please wear sensible footwear (wellingtons are a good idea in the winter).

Please note that past events are left advertized on this webpage to give an idea of what we do throughout the year.


Booking

ALL FOSSIL AND LANDSCAPE WALKS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED AND PAID. 

Discount vouchers apply only to museum admission and are not refundable against fossil walks.

The booking lists for fossil walks during Easter and the summer holidays are usually full two days prior to the walk so please book early enough to ensure a place.


Site access

Yaverland

A few minutes walk along the seawall from Dinosaur Isle, and then via a short flight of steps onto a sandy beach.

We have a beach wheelchair which is available for children during the Yaverland walks. The child must be capable of supporting their own back, and will need to be capable of walking or being carried down the short flight of steps between the carpark and the beach. Please let us know when you book the walk if you require the chair so that we can ensure that it is ready. Please visit our School field trip webpage for a picture of the chair at Yaverland.

Shanklin

The sandy and pebbly foreshore is reached by a wide concrete ramp. The beach is crossed by wooden groynes and so participants may need to step over these if the tide is higher than normal. Further on the beach can be covered by larger boulders, and there may be rockpools depending on the sand conditions on the day.

Brook Bay

Access is via a muddy path (during the winter, or after rain) with a cobbled surface onto a sandy beach. In places the beach is crossed by sandy ridges and those who take part may need to step over these. The shore platform can be slippery and wet so wellingtons with good grip are advisable.

Compton Bay

This beach is accessed by a flight of wooden steps and a final set of steep metal steps. The surface is mainly sandy, but underneath can be muddy and there are often wet pools or streams to cross. Wellingtons with good grip are advisable.

Ventnor Geowalk

This takes place along steep paths and steps so is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. Due to the unguarded nature of some edges this walk is for adults and teenagers only, with dogs on leads please.


Fossil Walks - Frequently asked questions

1. Can we take our dog on one of your walks?
Yes; as long as it is under control.

2. Is the walk suitable for buggies?
In general Yes; but Yaverland has a short flight of narrow steps, Shanklin has wooden groynes, and Brook has a bumpy path so be prepared for a bit of an adventure at times! The smaller the buggy, and the lighter it is the easier it will be to push it on the sand.

3. How long does a walk last?
It varies; we try to allow at least one and a half hours on site, but if there are a lot of finds we can be there for two. We don't ask you to stay if you need to leave (and very young childen sometimes find an hour is enough for them).

4. Why do I need to book and pre-pay?
Our walks are popular and can fill up quickly, and we need to make sure that we have enough space to give everyone who wants to go a fair chance of getting on them.

5. Should we bring any tools?
No; please don't. We only look for loose fossils on the beach so there isn't any need for hammers or shovels. But children should bring along a strong plastic bag or small bucket to carry finds in.


January 2016

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
January Fossil WalksDetails as belowContact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Winter walk
- Brook Bay,
Hanover Point
& Compton
Sunday 17th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

This walk was planned to start at the tarmac carpark at Hanover Point, but due to movement of the steps there it will now start in Brook Bay. Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.

Wear wellingtons with warm socks, children should bring along a plastic bucket for fossil finds.
Winter
Fossil Walk
Sunday 17thClick here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for the Dinosaur Isle Winter Walk.

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February 2016

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
February Fossil WalksDetails as belowContact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Sunday FundaySunday 7th

10 am to 4 pm
Last entry 3 pm
Click here for a poster. Click here to download a poster.
February half-term
Fossil Walks
Sunday 14th
to
Saturday 20th
Click here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for the walks this week. Please note two extra walks have now been added at Yaverland on the Tuesday and Thursday.
Valentines Day
Fossil Walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 14th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 15th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 16th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Tuesday 16th

11 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 17th

11 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook Bay,
Compton Bay
& Hanover
Point
Wednesday 17th

11 am
Details as yellow box above.

This walk was planned to start at the tarmac carpark at Hanover Point, but due to movement of the steps there it will now start in Brook Bay. Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Thursday 18th

11 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 18th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 19th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 20th

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Activity days
- Newport Roman Villa
The Romans are at Newport today
Clay Day
Monday 15th

Crafty Day
Wednesday 17th

11am to 3pm
Meet our colleagues in the Isle of Wight Heritage Service at two activity days at Newport Roman Villa.

No booking required. £1 per person to include entry and all activities.

Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport IW 
PO30 1HA  Tel: (01983) 529720

Web:  www.iwight.com/museums  
email:  museums@iow.gov.uk
Telephone: (01983) 823433

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March 2016

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
March Fossil WalksDetails as belowContact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
March Hare
Fossil Walk

- Brook Bay,
Compton Bay
and Hanover Point
Sunday 6th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

This walk was planned to start at the tarmac carpark at Hanover Point, but due to movement of the steps there it will now start in Brook Bay. Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.

Wear wellingtons with warm socks, children should bring along a plastic bucket for fossil finds.
Easter
Fossil Walk
programme
Sunday 27th
March
to
Sunday 10th
April
Click here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for the Dinosaur Isle Easter Walks.
Fossil Walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 27th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil Walk
- Yaverland
Monday 28th
(Easter Monday)
10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Tuesday 29th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil Walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 29th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Wednesday 30th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Wednesday 30th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Thursday 31st

10:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Thursday 31st

11 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.

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April 2016

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
Discovery Day
- Newport Roman Villa
Friday 1st

11 am to 3 pm
Meet our colleagues in the Isle of Wight Heritage Service at Newport Roman Villa to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the discovery of the Villa. There will be displays and activities telling the story of the discovery.

Organised by the Isle of Wight Heritage Service.

Free entry.  No booking required. Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport IW 
PO30 1HA  Tel: (01983) 529720

Web:  www.iwight.com/museums  
email:  museums@iow.gov.uk
Telephone: (01983) 823433
Discovery
Day
poster
Friday 1stClick here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for the Newport Roman Villa 90th anniversary.
April
Fossil Walks

Isle of Wight Easter school holidays
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 1st

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 2nd

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 3rd

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Monday 4th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 5th

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Tuesday 5th

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 6th

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Please note
TBADue to very high tides at the end of this week there will be no walks on certain days.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 10th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
afterWARds
Exhibition
by
Independent
Arts
- Newport
Saturday 23rd
April to
Friday 6th May

Monday to Friday
10 am to 3 pm
Saturdays
10 am to 2 pm

(closed Sundays)
Museum of Island History
Guildhall, Newport, Isle of Wight  PO30 1TY

An intergenerational arts project designed to enhance public understanding of the impact of war on the lives of service personnel.

for further details: contact Independent Arts
email: info@independentarts.org.uk
Tel: (01983) 822437
Web: http://independentarts.org.uk/afterwards

IW Museums: www.iwight.com/museums

Click here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for the exhibition.
The Paddle
Steamer
Medway Queen
- Cowes
Opening today

Friday 29th April
to
Tuesday 30th
August

Opening times-

Monday, Tuesday
& Friday
10am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 5pm

Saturday
10am - 4:30pm

Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday
CLOSED
The Paddle Steamer Medway Queen

Our colleagues in the Heritage Service are hosting an exhibition at Cowes Maritime Museum.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Medway Queen Club.

PS Medway Queen entered service in 1924 and made her last voyage on 9th September 1963.  She was towed to the Isle of Wight in August 1965.  The Medway Queen Club opened as a restaurant and nightclub at the Island Harbour Marina on 14th May 1966.

Come and discover the fascinating history of the ship estimated to have evacuated 7,000 men from Dunkirk.

The museum is situated within Cowes Library, Beckford Road, Cowes, IW  PO31 7SG.
Telephone: (01983) 293341 during opening hours.

Free entry. For more information please email museums@iow.gov.uk or telephone (01983) 823433

Displays created by the Isle of Wight Council Heritage Service with the Medway Queen Preservation Society.

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May 2016

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
May Fossil WalksDetails as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to
reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Walking Festival

 30th April
 to
15th May

 

Dinosaur Isle will be taking part in a number of walks during the Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2016, which runs from the 30th April to the 15th May.

Click here for the Walking Festival website.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 2nd

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 14th

12:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Walk the Wight
Sunday 15th

all day
Staff will be marshalling, in support of the cross-Wight walk from east to west to raise money for the Mountbatten Hospice.

What better way to see the geology of the Isle of Wight.
Half-term
Fossil Walks
Friday 27th May
to
Saturday 4th June
Click here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for the walks.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 27th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 28th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Sunday 29th

10:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 30th

11 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Tuesday 31st

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 31st

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

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June 2016

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
Clay Day
- Newport
Roman
Villa
Wednesday 1st

11 am to 3 pm
Something for all the family. Photo hunt and clay activities.  Roman garden and new display of archaeological finds.

£1 admission (includes entry and all activities).

Drop in, no booking required. Event organized by the Isle of Wight Heritage Service.

Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport IW 
PO30 1HA  Tel: (01983) 529720

Web:  www.iwight.com/museums  
email:  museums@iow.gov.uk
Telephone: (01983) 529720
Clay Day
poster
Wednesday 1stClick here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for the Newport Roman Villa Clay Day.
June 
Fossil Walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Wednesday 1st

12 noon
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 1st

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Thursday 2nd

12:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 2nd

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 3rd

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Saturday 4th

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Brook
(Dinosaur
footcasts)
Saturday 18th

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Dinosaur Footcast WalkSaturday 18thClick here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for the Dinosaur Isle footprint Walk.

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Walks for July, August and September to be updated when staff availability is known.

July 2015 (last year)

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
July
Fossil Walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to
reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/students) £4.00.
July
Fossil Walks
Saturday 18th
to
Friday 31st
Click here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for the walks this month.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 18th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 19th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 20th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 21st

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Tuesday 21st

10 am
Details as yellow box.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 22nd

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Wednesday 22nd

10 am
Details as yellow box.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Thursday 23rd

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 23rd

12:30 pm
Details as yellow box.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Friday 24th

11 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 25th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Free entry
day at
Newport
Roman Villa
Saturday 25th

11 am to 3 pm
Meet our colleagues in the Heritage Service at a free entry day at Newport Roman Villa.

To celebrate the Festival of Archaeology the Villa will be open free of charge today. Come along with your archaeological finds; these will be identified by Frank Basford, the Finds Identification Officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Craft activities and a treasure hunt for families. No booking required.

Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport IW 
PO30 1HA  Tel: (01983) 529720
Web:  www.iwight.com/museums  
email:  museums@iow.gov.uk
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 26th

11 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 27th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 28th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Tuesday 28th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 29th

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Wednesday 29th

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Thursday 30th

3 pm
Details as yellow box.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 30th

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Friday 31st

3 pm
Details as yellow box.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.

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August 2015 (last year)

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
August
Fossil Walks
Details as below.

Additional trips may be added due to demand.
Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to
reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50
Concession (pensioners/students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 3rd

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 4th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 5th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Thursday 6th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Friday 7th

10am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 10th

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Tuesday 11th

3 pm
Details as yellow box.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 12th

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Clay Day at Newport Roman VillaWednesday 12th

11 am to 3 pm
Meet our colleagues in the Heritage Service at Clay Day at Newport Roman Villa.

Drop into the Villa today. Make a Roman shrine to take home, or have a go at the treasure hunt. No booking required. £1 per person to include entry and all activities.

Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport IW 
PO30 1HA  Tel: (01983) 529720
Web:  www.iwight.com/museums  
email:  museums@iow.gov.uk
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 13th

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Thursday 13th

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 14th

3:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
-
Details as yellow box above.

Location to be advertized.
Fossil walk
-
Details as yellow box above.

Location to be advertized.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 17th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 18th

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
-
Tuesday 18thDetails as yellow box above.

Location to be advertized.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Wednesday 19th

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 19th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Thursday 20th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 20th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 21st

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Saturday 22nd

9:30 am
Details as yellow box.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
-
Details as yellow box above.

Location to be advertized.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 24th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 25th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 26th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Oil Lamp
Workshops
at Newport Roman Villa
Wednesday 26th

10 am to 11:30 am
or
1 pm to 2:30 pm
Meet our colleagues in the Heritage Service at Newport Roman Villa.

Make your own clay oil lamp to take home. Suitable for ages 8 to adult. All children to be accompanied by an adult please. Morning and afternoon workshops available. 

Adults £6, Children £5 (includes entry to the Villa, guided tour and oil lamp).

Booking essential - please telephone the villa.

Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport IW 
PO30 1HA  Tel: (01983) 529720
Web:  www.iwight.com/museums  
email:  museums@iow.gov.uk
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 27th

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 28th

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

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September 2015 (last year)

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
September 
Fossil Walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 1st

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 2nd

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 3rd

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Friday 4th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Heritage Open Day
at
Newport Roman Villa

(organised by the Isle of Wight Heritage Service)
Saturday 12th

11 am to 3 pm
Meet our colleagues in the Heritage Service at Newport Roman Villa for free as part of Heritage Open Days 2015.

Discover this amazing historic site and see the display of recent archaeological finds, the herb garden and museum objects. There will be a craft activity and treasure hunt for all the family. No booking required.

A short walk from Newport town centre - come and find this facinating site hidden amongst a housing estate. The site is only partially accessible to wheelchair users.

Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport IW 
PO30 1HA 
Tel: (01983) 529720 or 823433
Web:  www.iwight.com/museums  
email:  museums@iow.gov.uk



Cycle Ride
&
Fossil Walk

'Shanklin, Shells and Sycles'.

Sunday 6th

10 am 

Meet at Dinosaur Isle with your bicycle.

Cycle along flat roads and the revetment to Shanklin Esplanade, passing two of the hotels that Charles Darwin stayed in while writing 'On the Origin of Species' in 1859.

Lock your bikes up near the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade, then off to the beach on foot for a guided fossil walk.

To bring:
* a lock for your bike
* a bag for your fossils
* waterproof boots or tough shoes

BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Roadway and revetment cycling. Toilets at Shanklin by Fishermans' Cottage and en-route. Suitable for anyone who can ride and walk!

Adults £5.00, 
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family group (2+2) £16.50,
Family group (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioner/student) £4.

Isle of Wight Cycling Festival Ride No. 17.

Click here for the Cycling Festival website.

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October 2016

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
October
Fossil walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 22nd

10:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Sunday 23rd

10:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 24th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Tuesday 25th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 26th

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 27th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Friday 28th

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.

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November 2016

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
November
Fossil walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Winter
Dinosaur
Footprint
walk


- Hanover
   Point
Sunday 12th

12:30pm
Click here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for the Dinosaur Footprint Walk.

See poster and yellow box above for details.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 13th
(Remembrance
Sunday)

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

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December 2016

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
December 
Fossil Walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 11th

1 pm

Details as yellow box above.

A guided walk to see what  the winter storms have done to the beach, and what fossils we may find. A break from all that Christmas shopping?

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 27th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

A guided walk to look for fossils from the time of the dinosaurs. An opportunity to walk off all that Christmas turkey. Wrap up warm and bring wellies.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

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Dinosaur Isle,
Culver Parade,
Sandown,
Isle of Wight
England
PO36 8QA

Tel: +44 (0)1983 404344
Fax: +44 (0)1983 407502
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