Family Event, Guided Tour, Half Term Event, Outdoor Event, Walking Event

The Great York Fossil Hunt - October 2021 half-term

24th Oct 2021 - 28th Oct 2021
Location: Woodsmill Quay, Queen Staith Road, York. YO1 6DX.
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Jurassic oysters on the high street? Carboniferous corals in the cobbles? Can you really find fossils on the historic streets of York? Join us for a Great York Fossil Hunt this October half-term and we'll show you, yes you can!

The Great York Fossil Hunt is a fun, family event, which begins at Queen's Staith, York. For October 2021 half-term, we are offering three fossil hunts: at 2pm on Sunday October 24th, 11am on Wednesday October 27th, and 11am on Thursday October 28th.

Booking is essential, and all under-16s must be accompanied. Everyone who signs up will receive our Great York Fossil Hunt guide to urban fossil-hunting, with a map of York showing good places to look. After finding fossils on Queen's Staith, we'll then cross the Ouse Bridge to hunt them in the city centre, before strolling into York Museum Gardens to see what else we can find. The fossil hunt will last around an hour.

WARNING: you'll never be able to look at pavements and building stones the same way again!

Meeting place and start point: Woodsmill Quay, Queen Staith Road, York. YO1 6DX.
Grid reference: SE 60196 51598.
Latitude & Longitude: 53°57′25″N , 001°05′03″W.
What3Words: lame.this.unions
No parking is available on site, but plenty of parking is available nearby.

Finish point: The Pebble Mosaic, York Museum Gardens, Marygate Lane, York. YO30 7DS.
Grid reference: SE 59937 52242.
Latitude & Longitude: 53°57′46″N , 001°05′17″W.
What3Words: woods.gladiators.judges

York's Hidden History Opening Hours

October 2021

York's Hidden History walks take place at 10am and 2pm on Fridays and Sundays.

Our Great York Fossil Hunts will take place at 2pm on Sunday October 24th, and 11am on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th October - book your tickets here:

Our Fireworks Fire Walks will take place at 4pm on Friday November 5th, and 10am and 2pm on Sunday November 7th.

Outside of our scheduled walks, we are very happy to offer private walks and tours of York. Please contact us to find out more about what we can offer. The Hidden Horizons office is open from 10am-7pm Monday-Saturday, and 10am-5pm on Sundays.


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