The fun starts on the Dinosaur Trail, a guided path over boardwalks through forests and swamps, during the course of which you’ll encounter more than 30 dinosaurs. Complete a dinosaur quiz as you tiptoe along the trail and marvel at the interactive models of creatures like Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Dilosophaur, which will soak you if you get too close.
The outdoor fun at Dinosaur Park includes an old-fashioned playground for younger children and a selection of rides for older kids and mum and dad. Slide down the Tubey Run in a giant rubber tyre, walk on the water inside a plastic bubble, take a 4x4 for an off-road adventure and try your hand behind the wheel of a Moto Quad.
Other attractions include dinosaur-themed crossbow shooting, 18-hole adventure golf and frisbee golf. If the weather takes a turn for the worse either, the indoor play area at Dinosaur Park includes soft play areas for children up to 10 years old, tougher options for older kids and somewhere for adults to sit down, have a drink and get their breath back.
If all this interaction leaves you eager to learn more, pay a visit to the Dinosaur Park information centre, where you’ll find information boards, computer displays and the chance to see if you can help to hatch a dinosaur egg.