Children find dinosaurs fascinating and fossils even more so. Educational opportunities are in abundance and a great way to discover amazing facts is easy over the half term holidays. Dorset and Devon are running exciting events and many more UK venues are running dinosaur themed activities.

The Etches Collection, Kimmeridge, Dorset

Get ready to explore The Etches Collection which is a brand new multi-million pound, state-of-the-art museum and new visitor attraction which opened in October 2016.  Located in the village of Kimmeridge in Dorset the museum is home to an amazing 2000-strong collection of fascinating fossils all found along the Jurassic Coast by local collector Steve Etches.  Unique describes The Etches collection perfectly and it is unlike any other museum in the UK.

Innovative CGI effects will create an immersive underwater world transporting visitors into an aquarium. Visitors will join a trip highlighting life and death under the seas of Kimmeridge over 150 million years. It will be a fascinating experience for visitors.

Cary Arms, 'Rock 'n' Stroll' Weekends 

The idea of the weekends is to explore 400 million years of geology. Devon's Cary Arms 5-stars boutique inn is set in the heart of the UNESCO English Riviera Geopark and is hosting the three weekends.

The themed weekends running this autumn will encompass cliff-top walks and cave exploration, taking in the breath-taking coastline and geological wonders hidden in the Geopark coves.

Guests can look forward to participating in stunning 2-hours coastal walks and discover 400-million-year-old limestone layers.


The weekends start from £335 per person including 2-nights in luxury sea facing accommodation, pre-dinner drinks and canapés, a 3-courses dinner on both nights and a filling, delicious, breakfast. Price also includes entry to Kent’s Cavern (and lunch) and guided walks.


28th to 30th October

11th to 13th and 18th to 20th November

To find out more about dinosaur events taking place around the UK it is worth checking out: