Events - Fri 10 Aug 18

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Hall Place and Gardens

Summer Garden Trail

Complete the picture of Hall Place by copying the missing pieces hidden in the garden. Includes small free prize at the end.

Pick up your trail sheet from the historic house

Pay on the day.

Times: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: £2.50 per trail, bring a pencil or buy one for 50p,
Venue: Hall Place & Gardens, Bexley Kent
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Fossil Mania

Come and meet Dr William Blows our local palaeontologist who has been hunting dinosaurs for over 30 years.  Hear all about his amazing fossil finds including a rare armoured dinosaur called Polacanthus foxii, Mantellisaurus and Iguanodon. He’s found them, named them and has some on show at dinosaur central – the Natural History Museum, London.  Dr Blows will be accompanied by some of his fascinating dinosaur fossils of bones, teeth, eggshell, footprints and gastroliths. The man has it all!

£3 per person. Suitable for 7 years – adults. (not suitable for under 7s).

11am & 2pm (1hr session)

Want to know more?

Dr Blows was given the Marsh Award for Palaeontology in Feb 2017 in recognition of his contribution to this field of study. Many of his finds have been donated to the Natural History Museum because of their scientific significance. His skeleton of Polarcanthus foxii is the second of only 2 known specimens, the other was found in 1865.

Dr Blows is an international authority on ankylosaurian dinosaurs and has also dug in Canada and the USA.


What does this event include?

This event will begin with a 30 minute illustrated power point talk by Dr Blows followed by the opportunity to see some of his amazing fossil collection with some handing opportunities.

Is this event suitable for my child?

Unfortunately, this is a lecture so is unsuitable for children under 7 years old. Children from the age of 7 are welcome if they are interested in dinosaurs and can remain seated and quiet for the 30 minute lecture. All children must be accompanied by a well behaved adult.

Will I be able to touch the fossils?

We will be encouraging the handling of some fossils. Dr Blows will point out which ones. Others will be too fragile to touch or cannot be touched for health and safety reasons.

Terms and conditions

  • Please no food or drink in the lecture room because of the fossils
  • To book tickets call Hall Place and Gardens booking line on 01322 621238. Lines are open every day from 10am to 4.30pm.
  • All tickets should be booked in advance, unless otherwise stated.
  • For all activities and events children must be accompanied by adults.
  • If you need special assistance please let us know when booking
  • Hall Place does not offer refunds on ticket sales. We operate a policy of unallocated seating for our events. If you need special assistance during our events please let us know when booking.
Times: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: £3 per ticket
Venue: Hall Place & Gardens, Bexley Kent