If you’ve got a dino-mad toddler like me, these 10 Dinosaurs Parks around the UK should be top of your list to visit in 2020. There are parks with scary safari experiences, gentle rides and fun challenges, so whatever age your kids are, you’ll be sure to find a Dino Park that suits them below.
1. ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure – Norfolk
The UK’s largest dinosaur adventure park features over 20 dino-themed attractions, including a high ropes obstacle course, a splash zone, a tree house and a deer safari. It is all set in 85 acres of woodland in Norfolk, near Norwich. And lastly, there’s a fab indoor play area if the weather turns wet.
Address: Lenwade, Norwich NR9 5JW
2. Lost Kingdom at Paulton’s Park – Hampshire
Paulton’s Park is one of the most popular theme parks for toddlers, thanks to it’s fame as the home of Peppa Pig. In 2016 the park opened The Lost Kingdom – a dinosaur themed area which has become one of their most popular attractions. Visitors to The Lost Kingdom can enjoy two roller coasters, themed family rides, an adventure play park and encounters with ‘living’ walking animatronic Dinosaurs!
Address: Ower, Romsey SO51 6AL
3. Dinotropolis – Kent
Located within Bluewater Shopping Centre (which has a great rage of entertainment for kids, by the way), Dinotropolis offers hours of indoor fun. There are three storeys of soft play, interactive activities and fun challenges, suitable for a wide range of ages. It’s on the pricey side for soft play (£12 for kids aged 19 months and over), but the great range of attractions make it worth it for a treat.
4. Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park – Devon
One of Devon’s leading dinosaurs parks is set in Combe Martin, a pretty seaside village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As well as huge model dinosaurs, the kids can encounter real life wildlife here, including lions, monkeys, meerkats and penguins. There are free daily talks and animal encounters, a dino express railway, and a large indoor play area for if the weather turns wet.
Address: Combe Martin, Ilfracombe EX34 0NG
5. Dinosaur and Farm Park – Milton Keynes
This fab dinosaurs parks from theme park chain Gulliver’s promises a great day out for all the family. Attractions include a Jurassic River Ride, “living” animatronic dinosaurs, a reptile house and a “cuddle corner” for some cute furry encounters. We also love the Potting Shed, where kids can plant seeds to take home, and a Cookery School where they can make some delicious treats using crops grown on the farm. You can even stay the night here, in a fantastic range of themed lodges from Princess Suites to JCB Construction Cabins!
Address: Milton Keynes MK15 0DT
6. The Dinosaur Park Tenby – Wales
The popular seaside town of Tenby on the Pembrokeshire Coast is home to a fab dinosaur park that your kids will love. There are a huge range of attractions here, including daily fossil hunts on the Dinosaur Trail, bumper cars, boat trips, a virtual reality shack and much much more. The park is open from February to October, and costs just £11.50 per child (under 2’s go FREE.)
7. Dino Park – Scotland
This dino park and indoor soft play offers plenty of fun in all weathers. It’s fairly small, but could definitely help fill an hour or two of your morning. Outside, amongst the large dinosaur models hidden in the foliage, you’ll find attractions like ‘Dino Dig’, where you can hunt for fossils and bones in the sand. The brave can also venture down into the Dino Mine, under the volcano, where all sorts of creatures lay in wait… Inside, there’s a whole dinosaur themed soft play to tire them out in wet weather. Not forgetting the Dino themed cafe and shop of course.
8. Dinosaur Kingdom at Landmark – Scotland
Pitching itself as “Scotland’s biggest and best dinosaur experience” this Dinosaur Kingdom is located within the beautiful Cairngorms National Park. The kids can meet over 20 moving, roaring, life size creatures, including a 20 foot tall T-Rex! Alongside these fantastic models, there are also a huge range of attractions within the forest park, such as a Tarzan trail high ropes course, wild water ride, a rollercoaster, nature trails, a maze and a tropical hot house. This could certainly entertain all ages for the entire day. And even better news -under 4’s get free entry all year round.
Address: B9153, Carrbridge PH23 3AJ
9. National Showcaves Centre – Wales
The National Showcaves Centre is a totally unique attraction with so much to offer for families. Located in the Brecon Beacons National Park, it boasts three attractions in one – a trio of ancient, beautiful natural caves to explore, a Dinosaur Experience and a Farm and Shire Horse Centre. So there really is something for everyone at this dinosaurs parks. Parents can admire the breathtaking caves, waterfalls and natural scenery, while kids can marvel at the 220 life-sized dinosaur models scattered around the site. Then later, after lunch you can explore the two indoor play areas and meet the gentle shire horses, sheep and alpacas. There’s also a caravan and camping site, if you fancy staying in this unique and beautiful location.
Address: Abercraf, Swansea SA9 1GJ
10. Raptor Safari – Cheshire
A brand new attraction opening in April 2020, Raptor Safari is set in a supersized Dinosaur Park where you and your family can have all sorts of adventures. Whizz around the forested site on an electric Jeep, spotting life sized prehistoric creatures from sabre toothed tigers and woolly mammoths to velociraptors and alligators. Each safari expedition includes a picnic too, and the cost is just £10 per person. There is also a dino woodland walking trail, ranger experiences, and even the opportunity for kids to drive their own mini Jeep (or a mini mini Jeep for toddlers!)
11. All Things Wild – Worcestershire
This all-weather family attractions aims to provide a fun, interactive and educational environment for everyone to get back to nature. They offer a diverse range of activities to suit all ages, from Go Karts and a Beach Area to Soft Play and a Dino Land train. As well as numerous dinosaur themed attractions, there are plenty of opportunities to get hands on with some real wildlife, including Pond Dipping, Bug Hunting, Meet the Farm Animals and a Lemur Walk Through, If your little one prefers something quieter, there are arts and crafts activities too. We think your family could have a lovely wholesome day out at this dinosaurs parks.
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