Herefordshire Council’s heritage services is working in partnership with Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust to put on a series of explosive family friendly events this Easter.

At heritage sites around the county families have the chance to get in touch with the local geology in a fun and hands on way.

Families can explore Silurian seas at Ledbury Heritage Centre where participants can make an underwater fossil scene and decorate their own trilobite mask on Friday, April 9.

At the Museum Resource & Learning Centre in Friar Street, Hereford, volcanoes are exploding during a family fun day on Thursday, April 15. Families can make their own volcano and recreate an ancient Devonian delta filled with prehistoric fish and plants.
Families can also make their very own fossils to take home and bring in any weird and wonderful rock and fossils to be identified by the
council’s own geology experts.

People taking part can see geology from the museum collections and find out more about rocks and fossils in Herefordshire.

Admission is free and there will also be quizzes and tours.  Charges apply for craft activities and refreshments, baby changing facilities and disabled access available.

On Friday, April 16, the Market House Heritage Centre, Ross is getting geological with activities for families. People can make their own 400 million year old Devonian delta and a Devonian fossil fish mask to take away.

Friday, April 9: Silurian Seas, Ledbury Heritage Centre, 11am to 1pm. Booking requiredon  01432 260692.
Thursday, April 15: Volcano!, Museum Resource & Learning Centre, Hereford 11am to 3pm. Drop in or call 01432 260692.
Friday, April 16: Ancient Fish, Market House Heritage Centre Ross, 10.30am to12.30pm. Booking required on 01432 260692.

For more details or information please contact Sarah Skelton or Kate Andrew on 01432 383383