Fossil Hunting at Charmouth

For TJ, one of the best things about moving down to Dorset is that we now live on the Jurassic Coast. He has been interested in dinosaurs for well over a year now and he has learnt so much – as have we!

Obviously, living on the Jurassic Coast means that there are lots of opportunities nearby to go fossil hunting and one of our favourite places to go is Charmouth. It’s less than an hour’s drive from us, and if you check the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre’s twitter feed , you know when it’s the best time to find fossils according to the tides.

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Open Farm Sunday – Field Barn Farm

One thing that we have really noticed since moving to Dorset is that during the summer months, there literally isn’t a weekend that goes by without something exciting going on! Recently there has been the Kite Festival in Weymouth, the Wheels Festival in Bournemouth and Fish and Ships on Portland to name but a few.

This weekend, some friends told us about Open Farm Sunday  which was something we meant to go to last year but didn’t have time!

Open Farm Sunday is a national event where real working farms open their doors to the public to allow them to see how food is produced and how farming affects our lives. Each farm offers different activities and experiences including tractor rides, machinery demonstrations and milking displays.

We had the choice of three different farms within a 30 minute drive from us but decided to go to Field Barn Farm in Blandford.

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Dartbridge Inn -Devon

Whenever we visit family in Devon, we try to squeeze in a visit to Dartmoor if we can. We usually head to Two Bridges or Princetown and drive round stopping off periodically to take photos of the beautiful scenery or to sample a cream tea.

On our Westcountrymum Twitter feed we try to follow people and businesses in the South West area. The other day we came across the Dartbridge Inn and decided to give them a follow. The restaurant has very recently undergone an extensive refurbishment and from the photos on their Twitter account and online, it looked great.

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