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Dinosaur Days Out in the Midlands

My little boy has recently gone absolutely mad for dinosaurs so I've been on the hunt for dinosaur days out in the Midlands to take him. I thought I would share my list of places with you all!

Dinosaur Days Out in the Midlands

All Things Wild Nature Centre

All Things Wild Nature Centre - Dinosaur Days Out

All Things Wild Nature Centre in Evesham is an all-year-round family attraction that includes farm animals, zoo animals, dinosaurs, soft play, outdoor play areas, pedal go-karts, and so much more!

With their dinosaur experience, you walk around their dinosaur field through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Take a ride on the Dino Land Train where you can listen to the commentary and explore some of the most popular Dinosaurs! Head to the Dino Barn to explore the Jurassic period and let your children discover dinosaurs and the dino skeleton in the Dino Dig.

During February Half Term (from Saturday 19th February 2022), All Things Wild Nature Reserve are hosting a ‘Big Dino Days Out’ event. Step through time in their dinosaur attraction and dino barn. Explore over 40 life-size dinosaurs and NEW dino additions! Help Ranger Riley and complete challenges as you head around the park. Pre-booking is required.

How much? All visitors aged 3 and over are £14 each. Click here for more info!

Where? Station Road, Honeybourne, Evesham, WR11 7QZ.


West Midland Safari Park

West Midland Safari and Leisure Park in Bewdley is home to some of the world's most beautiful and endangered animal species. A day out at WMSP includes a safari drive-through, land of living dinosaurs, ice age, Boj's Giggly Park, lemur walkthrough, meerkat mayhem, sea lion theatre, daily shows, adventure arcade and theme park rides. Any dinosaur fan would be blown away by their life-sized dinosaurs and ice age animals.

How much? West Midland Safari Park is on the more expensive side but it is a whole day out and what’s better, you get a free return ticket when booking online! Admission prices are £25 per adult, £20 per child (3-15yrs) and under 3s free. Click here for more info! Top Tip: You can use Tesco Clubcard vouchers for money off admission-only tickets. But a free return visit is not included when using Tesco Clubcard vouchers.⁣

Where? Spring Grove, Bewdley, DY12 1LF.


Hoo Zoo & Dinosaur World

Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World is a family-focused zoo/farm park in Telford. The zoo/farm park has animals from meerkats, sheep, llamas, lemurs to servals, wolves, owls, and otters. As well as the animals, the newest addition to Hoo Zoo is the outdoor adventure playground. We visited a few weeks ago and have to say it is a fantastic addition to the park!

In April 2021, Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom rebranded as Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World. This included the launch of a new themed area - Hoo-Rassic World. Hoo-Rassic World is a walk-through where you can see 15 animatronic dinosaurs, which is a little similar to the Land of Living Dinosaurs at West Midland Safari Park but on a smaller scale. This Easter, new dinosaurs will be arriving at Hoo-Rassic World.

How much? £12.95 per adult, £11.95 per child (aged 2-15). Family ticket £48. Click here for more info.

Top Tip: You can also purchase experiences e.g. a half-day animal keeper experience or an exotic animal experience for a cheaper price on Groupon.

Where? Hoo Zoo & Dinosaur World, Telford, TF6 6DJ.


Drayton Manor's Dino Trail

As part of your admission to Drayton Manor Theme Park in Tamworth is the Dino Trail. Although it is not on such a big scale like West Midland Safari Park, it is a great addition to your whole day at Drayton Manor. You really can't go wrong with a day trip to Drayton Manor as there is something for everyone: Thomas Land, rides, attractions, zoo, a play area, and much more!

How much? When booked online ticket prices are £20 for those aged 12 and over, £14 for children between 4 and 11, £10 for 2-3 year olds, and 0-23 months are free.

Top Tips: You can use Tesco Clubcard vouchers for money off admission, redeem on the gate, against the on-the-day price. Tesco Clubcard Vouchers aren't valid on 2-3yrs tickets.

Where? Drayton Manor Drive, Fazeley, Mile Oak, Tamworth, B78 3TW.


Wolverhampton Adventure Golf

Located just a short drive from Wolverhampton City Centre is Wolverhampton Adventure Golf.

The 18-hole dinosaur-themed outdoor golf course is perfect for dino fans! With waterfalls, crashed cars, rapids and escaped raptors there is something to see around every corner.

How much? Ticket prices are available here.

Where? Wrottesley Park Road, Perton, Wolverhampton, WV6 7HL.


Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum

If you have older children who love dinosaurs, they may appreciate the real dinosaur skulls, skeletons and fossils at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum. Some of the dinosaur collection includes

a Jurassic crocodile and an Ichthyosaur, (an almost 200 million-year-old giant sea monster from the time of the dinosaurs).

As well as the dinosaur exhibitions, Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum also has a MiniBrum, a 4k Planetarium (£2.50 per person per show in addition to admission price), a Science Garden, and so much more!

How much? £14 per adult (16+), £10.25 per child (3-15 years), free for under 3s. Click here for more info!

Top Tips: Until the 31st December 2022, you can get 2 for 1 entry at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum when you travel by National Express bus. Click here to find out more about the offer.

Where? Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham. B4 7XG.


The Lapworth Museum of Geology

If you are passing Edgbaston, The Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham holds the finest and most extensive collections of fossils, minerals and rocks in the region. The Lapworth Museum of Geology is a great place for older children who are fascinated with dinosaurs and fossils. Although the Lapworth Museum of Geology isn't a full day out, it's a great place to take your kids for an hour if you're in the area or passing. It's also free which is a bonus!

How much? Free. Donations welcomed.

Where? Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham. B4 7XG.


Dinosaur Adventure Live

Dinosaur Adventure Live is an interactive stage show that immerses the audience in a fascinating and realistic world of dinosaurs. The show is touring in the UK in 2022 and 2023. Some of the locations in the Midlands include the Swan Theatre in Worcester, Walsall Arena and Arts Centre, The Albany Theatre in Coventry, the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington Spa, Cheltenham Town Hall, and the Prince Of Wales Centre in Cannock.

How much? Ticket prices vary. Click here for more info!

Where? Multiple locations across the UK.


*All information correct at time of posting (28.02.2022).


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