Best Summer Days Out

It is not always easy finding something that everyone will enjoy. 
 These three outings pass the test:

Fossil Hunting (Charmouth)

Charmouth is part of a 185-million year old 95-mile stretch called the Jurassic Coast, Britain's first natural World Heritage Site. We started with an introductory talk by a paleontologist at the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. He and his team then headed out with us to assist us in finding and identifying fossils, as well as cracking open the rocks that contained them. While our outing was only scheduled for two hours, we were allowed to carry-on* until the tide came in. You are free to take home any fossils you find as long as you can carry them away. +44 1297 560772
Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Dorset DT6 6LL

Garsons (Esher)

Garsons used to supply produce to London’s Borough Market. Today, it is home to UK’s largest ‘Pick Your Own Farm’ and sells a broad range of fruits and produce. They also have an award-winning Farm Shop and Garden Centre with an enormous gift and retail area, a play area and café. If you live in the area, sign-up for the Garsons Kitchen Garden Card and receive 10% off Pick Your Own produce (Monday to Friday). Our favorite crop is their plums that arrive in August — you can see the juice oozing from the tops of the plums when they are ripe. +44 1372 460181
Winterdown Road, West End, Esher KT10 8LS

West Wittering Beach (West Wittering)

Despite a coast boasting nearly a thousand beaches, finding ones with amenities (and not too commercial), good sand and not too far away can be challenging. This Blue Flag beach is our favorite so far with its blue waters and white sand. To avoid sand in your food and a bit of a break from the wind, the grass parking area doubles as a picnic and play area. This is the first time I saw tailgating at the beach and people with lidded cups of hot tea. +44 1243 514143
West Wittering, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 8AJ

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