Fossil Hunting

Great Linford Manor Park

Various dates available, click the Book Now button to see more
Various Times
Free
Suitable for families

This event is in the past. This page is for information purposes only.

Did you know there are fossils to be discovered at Great Linford Manor Park in Milton Keynes? At this event you will learn how rocks form, what fossils are and how to identify them in your local park.

The event takes place at an arrangement of limestone rocks in the park, locally known as ‘the stones’. They were hewn from the Great Linford quarry and are around 170 million years old! They are a great place to find fossils. The workshop will be led by geologist, Dr. Jill Eyers.

This event is suitable for families. Sessions are available at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1.15pm and last 45 minutes. Booking is essential for this event.

Location: The stones in Great Linford Manor Park. Click here for a What3Words location. Please allow 10 minutes to walk from the car park to the event.

Accessibility: The event is on hard ground accessed by surfaced paths, which are suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. Attendees have the option of entering the quarry which is accessed via woodchip paths. A Hearing Loop is available on request. Please let us know in advance by emailing events@theparkstrust.com or calling 01908 233600.

About Dr. Jill Eyers: Dr. Eyers is a freelance geoarchaeologist who specialises in stone identification. She is an experienced lecturer, having taught at the Open University, and is now active in the Buckinghamshire Geology Group. Dr. Eyers has led many workshops for The Parks Trust, and her teaching style is suited to adults and children alike.

  • Free fossils and geology worksheet suitable for KS1 and KS2 children with adult support. For use at Great Linford Manor Park.
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  • Free, downloadable archaeology activity worksheet for use at Great Linford Manor Park. Suitable for KS1 and KS2 children with adult support.
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