Advice Days Out Ideas

Where to see Dinosaurs this Summer

Written by Chloe Penn

Summer is here so let the little explorer’s out,
To spot the mighty dinosaurs roaming all about.
In zoos, parks, museums and more,
Our handy guide is packed with dinomania galore!

Dinosaur Museum, Dorchester

A perfect day out for dinosaur lovers and little budding anthropologists of all ages! Be propelled to the prehistoric age with fantastic life size dinosaurs at the Dinosaur Museum then head over to the Tutankhamun Exhibition to discover all the ancient treasures found in his tomb! Find out more here.


Dinosaurs in the Park, Manchester & Cardiff

Step back in time on this magical Jurassic trail through the park, with 40 life sized animatronic dinosaurs, an activity zone and a food court. Learn and explore the world of the dinosaurs in this not to be missed attraction! Running from July 20th-August 6th in Manchester, and August 17th-September 3rd 2023 in Cardiff. Find out more here. 


Jurassic Live, UK Arena Tour

This immersive Jurassic experience is taking to stages all across the UK, all year long. Head to the website to find dates near you! Jurassic Live is suitable for the whole family, and you’re sure to enjoy 2 hours of fun, singing, dancing and roar-some storytelling! Find out more here.


Drayton Manor, Staffordshire

Enjoy a day of fun at Drayton Manor, the home of Thomas Land and say hello to their pre-historic friend at the Dino Trail! From family friendly rides to the all out adrenaline pumping thrills and spills of Shockwave and Apocalypse, Drayton Manor has something for everyone! Find out more here.


West Midland Safari and Leisure Park, Worcestershire

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. Plus, don’t miss the latest dino addition, the Spinosaurus! which is believed to be the largest dinosaur to ever roam the earth! Find out more here.


Birdland & Jurassic Journey, Gloucestershire

Calling all Dinosaur Hunters and Fossil Fanatics! Head to Jurassic Journey this summer and embark on a fascinating expedition discovering life-size dinosaurs.  The Jurassic-themed landscape has more than 30 different dinosaurs and is filled with hidden treasures like dinosaur skeletons and giant dinosaur eggs. This is the perfect day out for the whole family to have fun and learn all about our prehistoric past. Find out more.


All Things Wild, Evesham, Worcestershire

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, Devon

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 Pharoahs & Tropical House. Find out more.


Torquay’s Dinosaur World, Devon

Torquay’s Dinosaur World on #daysoutwithkids

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.


The Natural History Museum, London

If you’ve got a budding Attenborough on your hands then they will love this museum! As you walk into the huge gallery you’ll be greeted by a roaring T.Rex, There are so many brilliant exhibitions and displays from Dinosaurs to the Blue Whale, there is plenty to look at here! Find out more.


The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, Swansea


Explore three exciting caves, including Dan-yr-Ogof, Bone cave and Cathedral, each with beautifully decorated passages spanning over 1km. Learn why there are 42 human skeletons buried within its caves, as well as paying a visit to one of the largest collections of model dinosaurs in the world!  Find out more.



The Lost Kingdom at Paultons Park, Hampshire

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 rollercoasters, a dinosaur adventure play area where you can dig for fossils, and a 4×4 jeep safari dinosaur expedition! Find out more.


The Dinosaur Park, Tenby

Credit: The Dinosaur Park Tenby

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.


Dinosaurland Fossil Museum, 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

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

Oxford University Museum of Natural History on #daysoutwithkids

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 round at your own leisure! Find out more.


National Museum Cardiff, Wales


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.


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. At home children can go online to enjoy the interactive resource to help them learn more about the creatures of the past. Find out more.


Dinosaur Isle, Isle of Wight

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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.



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