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Rockwatch Residential Field Trip to Jurassic Coast in Dorset – Book by 28 July!

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Date(s) - Monday, 31 July 2023 - Friday, 4 August 2023
All Day

Leeson House Field Studies Centre



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Twin bedroom at Leeson House


Join us for a family fun week of exploring Dorset’s magnificent Jurassic coastline from Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August 2023 investigating its fabulous geology. Perfect for geology-loving children!

You’ll go on fossil collecting trips and other geological adventures during the day to places like Portland and enjoy activities and talks in the evenings.

Led by Alan Holiday, Barry Cullimore and Richard Edmunds, and we’re delighted that former Rockwatcher and now PhD student of Paleontology, Phil Vixseboxse will be joining the team.

Accommodation during the week will be at the Leeson House Field Studies Centre in Langton Maltravers just outside Swanage – comfortable, spacious and with wonderful grounds.  The cost of the trip includes all your food and transport during the stay and if you arrive by train you’ll be met at the station.  Aimed at over 7s.

Leeson House is a fantastic Centre and we know you will all be sorry to leave by the Friday lunchtime!

The cost of the fieldtrip is: 

  • Adults (aged from 18 up) £340.00
  • First child (up to 17 years) £240.00
  • Second child £152.00
  • Young adults (18 and in full time education) £240

It’s a wonderful week with the opportunity to spend time with other children and families interested in geology and with experts in the field. And with luck the sun will shine!

Rockwatch does it safely….

Due to safety requirements numbers are strictly limited for some of the events. It is essential in these cases that you reserve a place through the contact given. Leaders reserve the right not to accept members who have not booked, or who arrive inappropriately dressed. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Children must be accompanied by an adult so please buy tickets for children and accompanying adult/s. The final date of booking is 28 JULY 2023.

Booking Form

Annual Residential Field Trip to Dorset Booking Form

An adult must accompany their child/ren please.
Are you a Rockwatch Member?
You must be a Rockwatch member to come along but it's quick and easy to join and everyone is welcome!
Child 1 Name
Child 2 Name
Child 3 Name
Please give details
Please tell us if you would like to be collected from Wareham station
Please aim to arrive at approximately 4pm
Do you have your own hard hats and hi-vis vests?
We can supply hi-vis vests free of charge but you will need to bring your own hard hats.
An adult must accompany the children / young people
Please enter the total amount for children and young adult bookings. First child £250 Subsequent Children £160 (up to 18 years) Young adults (18 and in full time education) £250
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Author: Helen Connolly

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