These dinosaur days out might be just what you are looking for to get your budding paleontologists out and about!
Paradise Wildlife Park, White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 7QA
Visit Paradise Wildlife Park and discover the World of Dinosaurs! You’ll find amazing animatronic dinosaurs in the woods, see them moving and hear them roaring! Once you have explored the World of Dinosaurs, then you can venture into Paradise Wildlife Park, meet some amazing animals in the zoo and find out how you can help to ensure they don’t become extinct. Take a look at my top tips for a visit to the World of Dinosaurs or visit the website to book your tickets or for more information.
Knebworth House, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AX
In the wilderness garden at Knebworth House you will find 72 dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures lurking. Walk, or run, along the woodland paths and lush green lawns and find out more about the jurassic giants. You can buy a Dinosaur Quiz Sheet from the Gift Shop, or simply go on your own hunt around the trail.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History has an impressive display of dinosaurs, four of which were dug up in Oxfordshire, so you can really make the link with dinosaurs that walked the land that we now occupy.
Before you enter the museum have a look for the dinosaur footprints in the lawn outside the main entrance. These footprints are a replica of the actual footprints left by a Megolasaurus in Ardley, 20 km from the museum.
Inside the stunning Museum of Natural History building you will find the magnificent skeletons of a Tyrannosaurus rex and an Iguanadon as well as the Oxfordshire dinosaurs Eustreptospondylus and Camptosaurus. The collection also features the bones of Megalosaurs bucklandi, which was the first dinosaur specimen to be described. The collection is not as vast as that at the Natural History Museum in London and there aren’t any animatronics here, nevertheless it is an internationally important collection that dinosaur enthusiasts are sure to appreciate.
The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD
The Natural History Museum’s Dinosaur Gallery is world famous and not only because you might notice the museum in the CBeebies favourites Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures and Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures! The Natural History Museum’s collection of dinosaur bones, skeletons and artefacts is impressive and you get to see incredible fossils and life-like models, as well as the roaring T.rex!
During busy periods the Natural History Museum does offer the option to book in advance for the Dinosaur Gallery, so check the website before you travel.
Although the highlight of your visit might be the Dinosaur Gallery (in the Blue Zone), don’t leave without exploring the rest of the museum. The blue whale is impressive and memorable and you will miss the Stegosaurus in the Earth Hall if you don’t venture to the Red Zone.
Gullivers Land, Livingstone Drive, Milton Keynes, MK15 0DT
At Gullivers Dinosaur and Farm Park you can come close to 32 life-like animatronic dinosaurs. A fun day out for younger children as the park is compact – so easy for little legs and the play areas and activities are aimed at a younger audience.
Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, Weston Park, Lenwade, Norfolk, NR9 5JW
Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure in Norfolk offers a fun filled day out for dinosaur fans. Follow the Dinosaur Trail through the woods and discover the creatures amongst the trees, visit the Professor in Paleontologist Camp and run wild in the Pterodactyl’s Treehouse, Climb-A-Saurus or the Dinomite soft play. Don’t forget a change of clothes if you want to try Dippy’s Splash Zone too!
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