Metal Detecting Experience days with the Metal Detectives Group & Peaky Finders.
Book a Metal Detecting day with us to experience the exciting and thrilling hobby of Metal Detecting! You could be the first person to discover lost coins and artefacts, buried beneath the soil for sometimes thousands of years, with thousands of acres of rich historical land available for us to search it is very possible you could make the discovery of a lifetime during the day or leave us with a new hobby and exciting new possibilities.
Book a Metal Detecting Experience day with us and you will receive the following:
  • Training on a mid-range to top of the range Metal Detector (Depending on knowledge and experience)
  • Learn the basics skills and knowledge required to operate and use your metal detector successfully, learn which sounds to dig, learn proper digging techniques (to ensure finds are not damaged) and disturbed ground is easily replaced, learn find location techniques, learn basic find identification and how to report and record your finds with the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
  • Spend time searching one of our many designated sites and make potentially exciting discoveries.    
  • Our experience day are designed to give you a in-depth experience into the wonderful world of metal detecting.
  • Maximum 4 people on the experience day unless previously agreed, we want small and informal groups so you get the most benefit from the experience. 
If you or someone you know have always wanted to try Metal Detecting, now is the perfect chance….  
  • All areas  are available for both the Experience day and VIP Experience days. 
  • Other areas also available on a on a 1-1 basis only ( please email for details) 
  • Dates currently from Feb 2021 and valid for one year ( with time added for any government Covid regulations that restrict locations or outdoor organised activity) 
From the list below select your area,  Advance bookings being taken
MDG - Bedfordshire - Near Bedford
1-1 & group days
Dates currently from Feb 2021
MDG - Berkshire - Near Newbury
1-1 & group days
Dates currently from Feb 2021
MDG - Buckinghamshire - Near Aylesbury
1-1 & group days
Dates currently from Feb 2021
MDG - Oxfordshire - Near Witney / Oxford / Banbury / Bicester
1-1 & group days
Dates currently from Feb 2021
Peaky Finders - Surrey
Dates currently from Feb 2021
Peaky Finders - East Sussex
Dates currently from Feb 2021
Peaky Finders - West Sussex
Dates currently from Feb 2021
Peaky Finders - Kent
Dates currently from Feb 2021
Whats included in your day
  1. Metal Detector
  2. Finds pouch
  3. Probe / pointer
  4. Spade / digging tool
  5. Finds Box
  6. Printed advice and guidance from the day
  7. Certificate of completion
  8. Tea & Coffee and light snack
What do you need to bring?
  1. Weather appropriate clothing and footwear (not steel toe cap safety boots/shoes) 
  2. Camera 
  3. Extra food and drink (Tea & coffee & light snack are provided) 
  4. Hand sanitiser, face mask etc (if required)
We are COVID Secure on all our training days and events with social distancing measures in place, hand sanitisers and anti bacterial spray, all equipment will be clear before and after use. 

It couldn’t be easier, just email us to confirm availability for the date you want then make your selection below. 

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Full bespoke packages are also available including equipment and training, please call 07771 512784 for more details.


We have thousands of acres of historical land available to detect in many locations around the UK and our experience days allow you to come and join us on any event in 2021, You will be given a machine to use and a buddy to mentor and teach you the basics of the hobby, You may even strike it lucky first time out !

With this experience day you will be joining a club dig and detecting alongside other club members but with a 'buddy' to teach you the basics and share tips and tricks. These digs happen weekly in lots of locations around the UK.

Will be held on Sunday's on a Metal Detectives group dig

Small group with up to 4 members
£50 per person

The VIP Detecting experience gets you out detecting with an experienced detectorist on historical land. A great way to learn the ropes and take a first step into the hobby of Metal Detecting. The group for the VIP days will be a maximum of 4 people (you will be the only people there), allowing a much more concentrated learning session with lunch included. Photos of the day will be sent to you via digital file.

The VIP metal detecting experience days give you a chance Search for long lost history that lies beneath the soil and is a fantastic and immersive introduction to the hobby of Metal Detecting.

£100 per person

Will be held on Tuesday's and/or Saturdays strictly by appointment