If you’re looking for a fossil-, rock- or natural history-related activity in Yorkshire in 2023, I might be able to help, as I run fossil-, rock- and natural history-related activities in Yorkshire. My current calendar of events is as follows:
Sunday, April 9th – Runswick Bay
I’ll be leading a Natural Wonders fossil hunt at Runswick Bay from 11.30am to 1.30pm on Easter Sunday, in search of sea dragons (according to the blurb). Tickets can normally be acquired here but it looks like the trip is now fully booked. They must have heard about the croc:
Tuesday April 11th – Redcar Palace
As I explained recently, Redcar is a terrific place to investigate natural history. I’m going to demonstrate this on Tuesday April 11th, when the lovely people at Tees Valley Arts have allowed me to turn the Redcar Hub into a PalaeoPalace! Indoors, we’ll be creating Redcar timelines and curating people’s discoveries. Outdoors, we’ll be on the beach, hunting fossils. And then bringing them back to the Palace. You can book your FREE tickets here.
Friday April 21st, 10am – York
Our 2023 programme of York’s Hidden History walks starts on Friday April 21st, with me leading an Earth walk at 10am, and a Water walk at 2pm. You can book your tickets over on our TripAdvisor page.
Saturday April 22nd – Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar
On Earth Day 2023 I’ll be turning Kirkleatham into Earthleatham. I’ll be running a stall in the museum, to which people are very welcome to bring their rock and fossil finds for identification (but not valuation!). I will also be leading a couple of Earth Day walks around Kirkleatham village, and encouraging people to help us draw up a creative timeline of Redcar’s Earth history. And it will all be free. I’ll be posting further details soon.
Saturday April 29th – National Coal Mining Museum for England, Wakefield
The Yorkshire Geological Society has declared April 29th to be Yorkshire Geology Day, ahead of May being Yorkshire Geology Month. Come to Capstone Colliery for a (mostly) free day of family fun – I’ll be promoting the Yorkshire Fossil Festival, and showing off some of the brilliant work produced by children on my YGS-funded Stratum Young project.
Saturday May 13th – Golden Balls at the Golden Ball, York
May is Yorkshire Geology Month, and on Saturday May 13th, I will be running a free rock and fossil roadshow at The Golden Ball public house in York, where I am a member of the co-operative, from 2pm to 4pm. I will bring in some of my favourite fossils, but you are very welcome to bring your own discoveries along too. Especially if you’ve got a golden ball…
Sunday May 21st – Runswick Bay
If you missed out on my fully booked Easter Sunday fossil hunt to Runswick Bay, perhaps you’d like to go in search of sea dragons in May instead? Snap up a ticket here.
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June – Whitby
The 2023 Yorkshire Fossil Festival is coming to Whitby, to celebrate the museum’s bicentenary, and it’s going to be amazing! We’ll be announcing further details in April, so keep an eye on the website.