Who doesn’t love experiencing the sights and sounds of dinosaurs? Whether that is reading a book or watching a blockbuster movie or being guided through the Mesozoic periods on television by the experts. Dinosaurs are and will forevermore be timeless childhood favourites enjoyed by adults and children.
With more and more research and discoveries into dinosaurs being made each year by paleontologists looking into the late Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous between 252-66 million years. There is now an opportunity for dinosaur knowledge to become more accessible and for all of us to separate fiction from non-fiction. But that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun along the way.
As a child, I remember a family trip to a park in London where there were dinosaurs on display and that memory has fondly stuck with me even to this day. Therefore, when the Team at Fossil Coast Drinks Co had the opportunity to visit “Dinosaurs in the Park” in Exeter near to where we are based - we jumped at the chance to explore!
Billed as “roarsome family fun” Dinosaurs in the Park is an interactive outdoor experience making its debut at Northernhay Gardens from Thursday 26th May until Sunday 12th June. It features 35 life-sized animatronic dinosaur models that can be discovered by following a dinosaur trail.
For a few weeks Northernhay Gardens in Exeter known as a place of outstanding historic significance dating back to Roman times and more recently the English civil war plays host to dinosaurs from the Cretaceous some 145 - 66 million years ago. You will encounter a Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and Velociraptor, as well as the lesser-known Dilophosaurus, Kentrosaurus, and Hyparosaurus. Each dinosaur has a helpful guide at its base for parents and children to read providing a snap-shot into its life.
Children will be captivated by the grunts, roars and the animatronic movements of these large dinosaurs and especially when they experience the main event up close and personal by encountering the “king of the tyrant lizards,” Tyrannosaurus rex. Built to rule, it was once one of the most fearsome animals of all time living on Earth.
Dinosaurs in the Park is an incredibly immersive fun-filled experience for the whole family. It’s a shared family experience about dinosaurs to be enjoyed rather than a pure-play learning experience. The 35 life-sized dinosaur animatronic models provide an unforgettable impact for the early learner of dinosaurs an is set in an informal and engaging environment. I am sure many young learners will leave with a spark of curiosity to learn more – as it did for me many years ago!
Review: "Wonderfully engaging for young children meeting dinosaurs for the first time".
For more information visit the Dinosaurs in the Park website www.dinosaursinthepark.co.uk.