Activities for kids!
February half-term saw a different kind of fossil at Arnos Vale - that of the Dinosaur! Sessions were organised over two days and we were pleased to see so many families on site taking part.
They discovered what dinosaurs ate, how they lived and what Bristol looked like millions of years ago through hands-on activities with experts from the Bristol Dinosaur Project.
Around 200-250 million years ago, when the Bristol area was roamed by Triassic dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes, a small dinosaur was washed by floodwaters into a limestone cave. Its remains survived undisturbed for millennia, until they were discovered in Durdham Down, just north of Clifton, by quarry workers digging the limestone. The bones were first thought to be a type of lizard or crocodile, but were identified by geologists Samuel Stutchbury an Henry Riley in 1836 as an entirely new species of dinosaur, Thecodontosaurus - only the fourth dinosaur species to have been named from anywhere in the world, and one of the first plant eating dinosaurs in geological time.
Missed it this time? We will be holding the event again in the near future - so keep checking back on our Events page for more information on when the sessions will be held. Suitable for children aged 5+ years the sessions are available for the whole family to enjoy together!
MORE FAMILY EVENTS YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN:
Crazy Critters on 3rd April
Community Games on 10th April - FREE EVENT!
Stomping Stories on 17th April
Community Games on 24th April - FREE EVENT
Dawn Chorus on 5th May
Bioblitz 36 hour event starting 25th May