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Lyme Regis Fossil Festival Starts Today! - May 4th, 2012

Here we are – it’s the first day of the Fossil Festival, and we’ve definitely caught the fossil fever here at our Dorset holiday park. There’s a super exciting programme of events and activities lined up for the weekend ahead, so here are a few things to look out for:

Jurassic Airlines Ride

New for 2012, the Jurassic Airlines ride is a state of the art flight simulator with a Jurassic twist. It transports you back millions of years, flying above the Dorset and Devon coastline before diving into the sea and swimming alongside the prehistoric creatures that once inhabited these waters. This one is definitely not to be missed!

Where: The Shelters, Marine Parade

When: 4-10th May

Natural History Museum Science Team

Palaeontologists, botanists, mineralogists, and many other kinds of scientists from the Natural History Museum will be on hand to chat and share their expertise with visitors. They will also be showing off some of their favourite fossils from the Museum, and will have some hands-on activities for everyone to have a go at.

Where: Grand Marquee

When: Friday to Sunday 10am – 5pm

Fossil Fair

The fossil fair is a great opportunity to admire, handle and even buy fossils of all shapes and sizes. There will also be a wide variety of jewellery, arts, crafts themed around fossils, as well as dinosaur toys and gifts.

Where: Grand Marquee

When: Friday to Monday 10am to 5pm

What on Earth Happened?

Author, historian and ex-Sunday Time Journalist Christopher Lloyd’s unique interactive workshop What on Earth Happened? is a fascinating journey through millions of years of natural and human history. With help from his two metre high “world’s biggest book”, Christopher offers a fascinating take on the story of planet earth, which will entertain and surprise audiences of all ages.

Where: Marine Theatre

When: Saturday & Sunday 11am & 3pm

Head to the Fossil Festival website to see the full programme of events and activities. Have a great weekend!

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