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Roarsome Places for Dinosaur Spotting

Roarsome Places for Dinosaur Spotting
Written by Rachel Cave

Let’s go dinosaur spotting, what fun!
A great day out for everyone!
From museums to theme parks and much more,
You won’t run out of dinosaurs to explore! 

Dinosaurs at the Tropical Butterfly House

This Summer Holiday the Dinosaurs are coming to The Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre! Come along and meet an awesome animatronic T-rex as well as a super-cute baby Triceratops! Why not follow the dinosaur trail or even join in with some dinosaur crafts and games and a free and fun tractor trailer ride- and whats better?  This is all this included in the admission price! Find out more.

All Things Wild, Evesham, Worcestershire

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You and your kids can go wild at All Things Wild! There are loads of amazing animals, such as ducks, chickens, geese, deer, ferrets, guinea pigs, geckos, snakes, lizards, alpacas, pigs, llamas, sheep and many more! There is also a pedal go-kart track, life-sized dinosaurs and a wonderful children’s play area for the kids to run riot in! Find out more.

Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park, Ilfracombe, Devon

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With the help of animatronics, be propelled to the prehistoric age with fantastic life-sized dinosaurs. The Megalosaurs, Dilophosaurs and Velociraptors movements are powered by compressed air, delivered via hidden underground pipes. It’s not just animatronics on show, check out the meerkats, owls and mighty lions, amongst many more! Other attractions include the Earthquake Canyon Train Ride, Tomb of the Pharaohs & Tropical House. Find out more.

West Midland Safari and Leisure Park

Little dinos will LOVE West Midland Safari Park’s latest addition…the amazing Land of the Living Dinosaurs! Come and see the UK’s largest collection of animatronic dinosaurs to learn all about these fascinating creatures. You’ll get to learn all about the Permian, Triassic, Jurassic and the Cretaceous periods… making this not only a fun but educational day out too! Plus, The latest dino- addition, the Spinosaurus! Scientists believe it was the largest dinosaur to ever roam the earth so go along to the Land of the Living Dinosaurs to learn all about it! Find out more.

The Lost Kingdom at Paultons Park; Romsey, Hampshire

Brand new to Paultons Park, The Lost Kingdom is a Jurassic adventure full of realistic dinosaurs in all shapes and sizes! You can even get up close to a ‘living’ animatronic dinosaur! There are also two exhilarating roller coasters, a dinosaur adventure play area where you can dig for fossils, and a 4×4 jeep safari dinosaur expedition! Find out more.

Torquay’s Dinosaur World; Torquay, Devon

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With lots of hands-on exhibits for you to touch (are you brave enough to grab the Triceratops by the horns?!) plus full sized and scale models of dinosaurs, this is a great place to learn about these prehistoric creatures and see incredible fossils. Find out more.

ROAR! Dinosaur Adventure; Lenwade, Norfolk

Follow the dinosaur trail and see which amazing prehistoric creatures you can spot hiding amongst the trees! Then enjoy a whole range of family fun from the indoor play area to the Raptor Races go-kart circuit! Find out more.

The Dinosaur Park; Tenby, Wales

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Follow the trail and spot over 30 dinosaurs waiting for you – be sure to tiptoe past the spitting Dilosophaur or you might get wet! The Information Centre is the place to learn some interesting dino facts plus you can also explore the indoor and outdoor adventure play areas! Find out more.

Dino Park, Dumfries

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Discover the giants who roamed the planet 150 million years ago! Dig for fossils, hear stories, find out facts and take a journey through a dinosaur mine! Find out more.

The Dinosaur Museum; Dorchester, Dorset

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Discover real fossils, dinosaur bones and life-size models at this hands-on museum. Are your little ones brave enough to touch the T-Rex?! Find out more.

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum; Lyme Regis, Dorset

This museum is run by Palaeontologist Steve Davies and is a private collection. The museum contains over 10,000 specimens including some of the best fossils to be found on display. Top off your visit with a walk along the beach at Lyme Regis which is a fantastic place for children to search for fossils to take home! Find out more.

Dinostar, Hull, Humberside

Kids will love this extremely hands-on museum where they will be able to touch dinosaur bones! Don’t miss the unique dinosaur sound box and the Tyrannosaurus rex skull as well as dinosaurs you can even smell! Find out more.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History; Oxford


The footprints on the front lawn hint to what you may find inside….a fantastic display of dinosaurs, including species from the UK and across the world! Even better – there is no entry charge so it’s free to wander around at your own leisure! Find out more.

The Natural History Museum; London

This free museum is definitely worth a visit either if you live in London, or are visiting! Don’t miss the ‘Red Zone’ where you will learn about the history of the Earth and discover dinosaur footprints, fossils, life-sized models and much more! Find out more.

Manchester Museum; Manchester

Spot the terrific dinosaur Stan, the T-Rex plus a large collection of fantastic fossils all on display in the Fossils Gallery. Manchester Museum is also launching its new hello future project, aiming to develop and transform the museum bringing more wonder and inspiration to its visitors. Find out more.

Dinosaur Isle; Sandown, Isle of Wight

An interactive museum where children can learn about these creatures from the past, featuring bones and fossils from the local area and beyond. Find out more.

National Museum Cardiff, Wales


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Learn about the evolution of Wales, with rocks, fossils, bones and skeletons to amaze you, plus impressive dinosaur footprints…all with free entry! Find out more.

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