"A good alternative to Coastal Foraging. Perfect for big and little kids."
This activity is a great opportunity to explore our wonderful coast and connect with your inner child, no matter your age. Perfect for anyone with a keen sense of adventure and love for the natural world. Have fun getting hands on with and learning about the bizarre and exciting creatures that live in our incredible rockpools.
What to expect...
This 2-hour session will begin with your guide Dan, meeting you at a specially selected, pre-determined location. You will be given a safety briefing and an introduction to what the course will entail. After the initial introductions are out of the way, then the real fun can begin! You will be lead across one of our picturesque beaches, to some of the best rockpools around, where you will be learning about the fascinating marine life that calls our coastline home. Dan will be showing you what to look for and showing you the different habitats that each creature can be found in.
You can even turn it into a great completion, playing against each other for points!
A typical Rockpool Safari Course will cover the following topics:
Different Types of Fish - Crustaceans - Starfish - Molluscs - Seaweeds - Worms
Sustainable Rockpooling - Habitat Identification -
Tidal Awareness & Safety
What you need!
Robust closed toe footwear with good tread, Wellies are perfect! Alternatively trainers will do, but they will get soaking wet.
NO Crocs, flip-flops or sandals please!
Weather appropriate clothing (remember we are in Wales)
Any medication you may require i.e Asthma pumps, Epi pens etc.
A camera to capture the memories #blackrockpembs
A notebook & pen if you want to take any useful notes
Spending money for a coffee or Black Rock T-shirt
Please note that a fair level of physical fitness will be required, as we can expect to cover uneven ground during the course. For groups with mobility issues, please email for a tailor made course. Also, public facilities are not always available at all locations.
The course is open to people of all ages (under 16's must have an adult present)