Fossil hunting on West Beach in Littlehampton

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BUDDING paleontologists will get the chance to discover a piece of history when fossil walks are held on West Beach in Littlehampton next month.

Littlehampton Museum is once again hosting fossil walks on West Beach during the Easter school holidays.

Open to ages five and upwards, and aimed at anybody who is ‘fanatic about fossils’, the geology team of the museum will be leading groups around the area in search of the ancient rocks.

All children must be accompanied by an adult, and suitable footwear and clothing must be worn because of how windy it can be on the beach.

There are four sessions during the Easter Break.

These are taking place on Wednesday, April 9, from 1pm to 2.30pm, Friday, April 11, from 3pm to 4.30pm, Wednesday, April 16, from 3pm to 4.30pm and Friday, April 18, from 9.30am 10 11am.

Those who would like to take part are encouraged to book the free places soon to avoid disappointment.

Booking opened on Monday.

For more information or to book a place, contact museum staff on 01903 738100 or email

Councillor Malcolm Belchamber, MBE and chair of Littlehampton Town Council’s community resources committee, said: “A great excuse to get outside and explore our local beaches.”

“Be sure to wrap up warm and keep your eyes to the ground for fossils!”

Littlehampton Museum is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm and on Saturday from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

For more information about the museum, in Church Street, visit the website