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Dino Heaven! (3 days)

School residential visit Dino Heaven! (3 days)

Dino Heaven! (3 days)

"Visit the Isle of Wight, world renowned for its dinosaur and fossil collections. This tour is ideal for those undertaking project work on fossils, dinosaurs or the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Students will be able to handle fossil exhibits and search for their own on some of the best beaches and cliffs in Europe."

When compiling this itinerary we have assumed half-day visits on the first and last days to allow travel to/from the Isle of Wight.

Suitability

Our tours are suitable for all age groups, but the subject matter and venues highlighted here are best suited to the following:

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Typical Timeline

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Day 1 Activity 1

Red Funnel Ferries
The original Isle of Wight ferry company with a history spanning over 150 years

You have to take a ferry to reach the Isle of Wight ... so why not travel with Red Funnel and get your students learning from the moment they step on board?

Offering a wide range of learning activities covering most subjects and age groups, Red Funnel are our preferred travel partner.

Cruise across to the Isle of Wight on Red Funnel Ferries, making use of their amazing array of pre-prepared educational resources.

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Day 1 Activity 2

Dinosaur Isle
All year facility combining entertainment, education and enjoyment.

A purpose-built interactive dinosaur museum which properly displays and conserves the rich geological fossil collections and dinosaur related artefacts primarily discovered around the Isle of Wight, one of Europe's richest dinosaur localities.

Your visit will include a tour of the museum, a group fossil-handling session led by a qualified palaeontologist followed by a fossil hunt on the nearby beach and cliffs.

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Day 2 Activity 1

Alum Bay
World famous multi-coloured sand cliffs and vertical strata

Alum Bay is the location of a classic sequence of upper Paleocene and Eocene beds of soft sands and clays. The strata in the main section of the bay are near vertical and the sands are coloured due to oxidised iron compounds formed under different conditions. A stunning view of the Needles rock formation is available from Alum Bay, along with optional boat trips from the pier.

Such is the variety of colour in the sands that they were used in Victorian times for marmotinto, a popular artform.

Take a walk down to the beach and get a close up view of these famous cliffs. For the more adventurous, you could take a chairlift during the summer months! (chargeable, not included).

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Day 2 Activity 2

Needles Pleasure Cruises
A gentle cruise right up to the Needles

Hop aboard for a short 20 minute cruise right up to the world famous Needles!

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Day 2 Activity 3

Blackgang Chine
Land of Imagination...

Every year hundreds of school parties from across the country visit Blackgang Chine. Childrens' imaginations run wild as they enjoy the many themed areas around the park.

Blackgang provides a fertile base for activity play and learning, with exhibitions on coastal erosion, woodland & countryside crafts and the 'Wight Experience' "helicopter trip" over the Island!

As well as being a great fun day out where students can let off steam whilst working through an incredibly rich set of resources and activities, it also features some of the biggest and most impressive animatronic dinosaurs in the UK! Restricted Area 5 is a tongue-in-cheek look at the world of dinosaurs, yet retains sufficient factual information to make this a useful learning visit.

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Day 3 Activity 1

Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C.
Created by enthusiasts to promote responsible fossil discovery, conservation and interpretation.

A field centre based on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight displaying fossils and locally inspired palaeoart. The centre organises fossil hunting trips in some of Europe's best dinosaur locations across the south of the Island.

A field centre based on the south west coast of the Isle of Wight displaying fossils and locally inspired palaeoart. The expert local fossil hunters and their collections will captivate students in this informal museum.

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Day 3 Activity 2

Red Funnel Ferries
The original Isle of Wight ferry company with a history spanning over 150 years

You have to take a ferry to reach the Isle of Wight ... so why not travel with Red Funnel and get your students learning from the moment they step on board?

Offering a wide range of learning activities covering most subjects and age groups, Red Funnel are our preferred travel partner.

Cruise home from the Isle of Wight on Red Funnel Ferries, making use of their amazing array of pre-prepared educational resources.

Red Funnel Ferries logo
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More resources suitable for this tour
Key StageSubjectUnitvenueResources
Lower KS2ScienceBiologyRed Funnel Ferries
Lower KS2EnglishReadingDinosaur Isle
Lower KS2GeographyPlace KnowledgeRed Funnel Ferries
Lower KS2HistoryLocal History StudyBlackgang Chine
Lower KS2P.S.H.E.Health and WellbeingRed Funnel Ferries
Lower KS2EnglishSpoken LanguageBlackgang Chine
Lower KS2Art & DesignHistory of Art & DesignRed Funnel Ferries
Lower KS2MathematicsWorking MathematicallyDinosaur Expeditions C.I.C.
Lower KS2HistoryHistorical EnquiryDinosaur Isle
Lower KS2ScienceBiologyDinosaur Isle
Lower KS2MathematicsStatistics / Handling DataDinosaur Isle
Lower KS2GeographyLocational KnowledgeRed Funnel Ferries
Lower KS2EnglishReadingRed Funnel Ferries
Lower KS2GeographyHuman and Physical GeographyBlackgang Chine
Lower KS2Art & DesignCreativity in Art & DesignRed Funnel Ferries
Lower KS2HistoryChronological UnderstandingRed Funnel Ferries
Lower KS2HistoryChronological UnderstandingBlackgang Chine
Lower KS2ScienceBiologyDinosaur Expeditions C.I.C.
Lower KS2GeographyGeographical Skills and FieldworkRed Funnel Ferries
Lower KS2SciencePhysicsBlackgang Chine
Lower KS2EnglishWriting (Composition)Red Funnel Ferries
Lower KS2MathematicsStatistics / Handling DataRed Funnel Ferries
Lower KS2ScienceBiologyBlackgang Chine
Lower KS2P.S.H.E.Working with othersRed Funnel Ferries
Lower KS2EnglishWriting (Composition)Blackgang Chine
Lower KS2EnglishGrammar & VocabularyRed Funnel Ferries
Lower KS2EnglishReadingBlackgang Chine
Lower KS2ScienceScientific EnquiryDinosaur Isle
Lower KS2GeographyHuman and Physical GeographyRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2EnglishSpoken LanguageRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2HistoryChanges in the PastRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2Crossover ProjectsMulti-venue ProjectsRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2SciencePhysicsRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2P.S.H.E.Working with othersBlackgang Chine
Upper KS2Art & DesignGraphic CommunicationBlackgang Chine
Upper KS2HistoryHistory StudyRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2HistoryChronological UnderstandingDinosaur Isle
Upper KS2GeographyFieldwork InvestigationRed Funnel Ferries
Upper KS2EnglishSpoken LanguageDinosaur Isle
Upper KS2Art & DesignGraphic CommunicationDinosaur Isle
KS3SciencePhysicsDinosaur Isle
KS3Art & DesignCreativity in Art & DesignDinosaur Expeditions C.I.C.
KS3MathematicsNumberDinosaur Isle
KS3MathematicsWorking MathematicallyRed Funnel Ferries
KS3EnglishWriting (Composition)Dinosaur Isle
KS3ScienceChemistryDinosaur Isle
KS3HistoryIdeas, political power, industry and empire: Britain 1745-1901Red Funnel Ferries










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