Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2016 set to rock

THE annual Lyme Regis Fossil Festival promises to be another rocking weekend of science fun.

The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival is an annual event for the whole family.

Friday 29 April is Primary Schools' Day, when the festival will be open to the public but schools will be given priority on some activities.

Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May are public open days.

Enjoy walks, talks, theatre, music, comedy, exhibits and lots of hands-on science for all ages.

The Fossil Fair offers fun and rare fossils, minerals and jewellery from 50p up.

Meet scientists from the Natural History Museum, British Antarctic Survey, Palaeontological Association, UK Onshore Geological Survey, Plymouth University, Natural England, Jurassic Coast, Dorset Geologists, Geological Society, Lyme Regis Museum, Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust, National Oceanography Centre, Dinosaur Isle and many more.

Entry to the Grand Marquee is free, and there is a small charge for talks.

There will be lots of street performance, as well as theatre, music and comedy at the Marine Theatre.

Be sure to book tickets for walks, talks and activities as they are likely to fill up quickly.

Tickets for all events are available by calling the Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre on 01297 442138.

View and download the full programme here.