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"Fun for dinosaur lovers, but expensive…"
I used to take the children here when they were smaller and a recent trip to the Natural History Museum reminded them of its existence, and a request was made to go again during the Easter break.
Since our last visit (approx 3 years ago) there have been new features added, including a dinosculpture section, a new trail, improvements to some of the paths, a moving T-Rex (which is a bit lame when you've seen the one at the NHM), a new cafe, improved under-cover picnic area and a large zip-wire. However, the price has also gone up and is now an eye-watering £15.95 per child aged 3-15 and £10.95 for adults. Under 3s are still free and there are no family ticket deals. They charge extra to use the large zip-wire and for the 'deer safari'. You also need to use the cafe to get access to some of the newest play equipment. The queue to get in was worse than other larger attractions we have been to, and the lack of toilets was a pain, especially accessible/baby change toilets (considering how many pushchairs were going in this particularly surprised me).
Some of the dinosaurs are looking very tired and like something from a dodgy b-movie, and we all managed to trip over a cable that hadn't been buried, whilst investigating a rough path. Overall though the children enjoyed their day out, but we were ready to go home after a couple of hours (including stopping for lunch). I must confess I made sure they got a lot of time on the play equipment to make up for it, and to make me feel we'd got our money's worth.
We didn't buy any food or drink as I'd already felt somewhat fleeced paying to get in. I cannot post the review without rating it though, so have given it a nominal 3.
Next time we'll go to Gressenhall instead.Read moreLess
"Peacock attacked our. 18 month old son…"
We visited the Dinosaur Park on the July 2012 with our 18 month old son and we had a pleasant morning, until he was attacked by a peacock outside the gift shop.The Peacock charged at him and knocked him to the floor. He was left with a scratch on his temple near to his eye. He was very scared and so were we, he is an innocent an inquisitive 18 month old baby and the attack could have been much worse if it wasn't for the fast actions of my mother and I.
Members of staff from the gift shop witnessed at least some of the attack along with another member of staff who had been petting the Peacock and chatting to the women in the guest shop just moments before. Only one member of staff bothered to ask if our son was ok and even he didn't seem to care much.
After we calmed our son we walked back past the gift shop towards to exit and were alarmed to see that the Peacock was still wandering around freely in front of the gift shop and young children approaching it.
Our son could have been seriously injured and the staff showed little sympathy and thestaff that witnessed the attack made no effort to contact a senior member of staff of first aided to check on the well being of our son.
The peacock was left loose to roam about after the attack. He could have attacked another toddler.
Please please beware of the peacocks if you take your children to this park.Read moreLess
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"We went to Dinosaur Adventure last summer with DS1 (aged…"
We went to Dinosaur Adventure last summer with DS1 (aged 3) and had a great day out. There are three lovely woodland walks with dinosaurs, cavemen, mammouths, etc to spot, a huge playground with lots of things to climb on and slide down, trampolines, an indoor play centre, a little zoo, a couple of cafes, and you can collect stamps as you go around and get a medal at the end, which was a big hit with the 3-year-old. I was really impressed with the park and even my mother and aunt (both in their 60s), had a great day out. Highly recommended.Read moreLess
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"This is one of the best days out in Norfolk…"
This is one of the best days out in Norfolk for children!
The best thing about the Dinosaur Adventure Park is the playground. There are many dinosaur inspired play things like the spinosaurus, inside which children can climb and then slide down it's tail!
There is also a dinosaur trail which is very good - there are lots of dinosaurs with built in sound effects - but the terrain is uneven and steep at times.
Around the park there are 8 stamps which need to be collected in order to collect a medal. There are 8 different medals to collect and my children have enjoyed going back time and time again to complete their collection.
There is a Pets Corner at the far side of the park where you can see rabbits, snakes, goats and even wallabies.
The food is probably the weakest point of the whole place but there are ample places where you can have a picnic - the children can even go in the stocks afterwards!!
Would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone but to get the most out of it I would recommend your oldest child be 3+.
This is the sister park of Banham Zoo and Africa Alive. Admission to any one of the atttractions in isolation is expensive, but a season ticket allows free entry to the park yuou buy the ticjket in and half price entry to the other two. This makes it much more affordable and we make use of this on a regular basis.Read moreLess
"went here last year, was very surprised at how good…"
went here last year, was very surprised at how good it was. My DD was only 2 though, so i didnt think she quite got the most out of it.Read moreLess
"Exceeded my expectations and lived up to my 4-year olds…"
Exceeded my expectations and lived up to my 4-year olds dreams (he is dino-mad). We could go on a dinosaur hunt, looking for life-size dino-models; play in a fantastic park,;view deer from a safari truck; see farm animals and fabulous sculptures... and I'm sure there's so much more we didn't get to. The whole park is so well thought out, with plenty of rest stops and great clean facilities. One of the best!Read moreLess