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Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh - anyone been?

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juniper68 · 30/04/2004 17:28

I was just wondering if it's worth taking DSs aged 6 and 3?

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tamum · 30/04/2004 17:33

It's pretty good. The thing to consider with the 3 year old in particular is that the first bit involves going down in a lift in which you are supposedly going back in time. It's a bit dark and noisy, and I know of some children who have been too freaked out to enjoy the rest of it. Mine have both been a few times since the age of 5 and enjoyed it. There are definitely some bits that are really good (the iceberg, for instance) so I think it's worth a go. Have fun!

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mummysurfer · 30/04/2004 17:36

we went 2 years ago so dd was 6 and ds was 3!
it was a bit hit. talked about it for ages after.
the concepts were too diff for ds but he still loved it.

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babster · 30/04/2004 17:39

We went last year and weren't that impressed - maybe the dds (3 and 1) were too young. The space 'ride' and the volcanos terrified dd1, and the rainforest downpour was more like a trickle. So we found it disappointing and quite expensive

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candy · 30/04/2004 20:02

Took dds aged 8 and 6 last Summer and LOVED it - I think it's good value for money and we especially loved the glacier (where you watch a big screen from the viepoint of a glacier moving along), the iceberg (which you can touch) and spotting the spider scuttling up the tree in the rainforest _ I highly recommend it.

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hmb · 30/04/2004 20:18

I have been and it is excellent. Children were 6 and 3 at the time. went over the three year olds head but dd enjoyed it very much and still talks about it. Agree with Tamum about the dark and the lift.

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juniper68 · 02/05/2004 21:15

thanks for your messages
can u miss out the first bit?

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tamum · 02/05/2004 21:38

Unfortunately not, juniper. It's the only way down as far as I know. I think if you prepare your 3 year old and keep him cuddled up he shoudl be fine, it's quite short, but only you can know, really!

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juniper68 · 03/05/2004 17:00

cheers tamum. we went to the hancock museum today, newcastle and he was scared of the dinosaurs at first but soon came round

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