Dinosaurs are set to roam in Southampton this summer

Dinosaurs are set to roam in Southampton this summer

IT has been 65 million years since dinosaurs last roamed the earth, but Royal Victoria Country Park in Southampton will see T-rex,  Velociraptors, Stegosaurus and Pterodactyls roaming through its parkland once more as 2022’s most ‘roarsome’ experience comes to town. 

Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods  are set to resurface in parks in  London, Buxton, Edinburgh, Southampton and Bristol. 

Roaring into Royal Victoria Country Park on Aug 21, the event will  feature two life-sized T-Rex beasts, which roar and snarl at  passers by. Other family favourites include Pterosaurs that shriek  from the trees and a 15m tall Brachiosaurus guarding her eggs.  

The event will be open from August 21st to September 4th and make for the  perfect summer holiday escape for families , with dino-lovers from  all over the south coast expected to make the journey to  Southampton. 

Naz Kabir, spokesperson for Jurassic Encounter, says: “Last year,  thousands of visitors all over the UK enjoyed a day out with our  prehistoric beasts, and we’re delighted to return for another tour in  2022.  

“This year we’ll have new dinosaurs, even more interactive exhibits  including a VR experience and an education cinema where families  will be able to learn more about these incredible creatures. 

“This will be our first visit to Southampton, so we can’t wait to  bring the Jurassic Encounter experience to a new audience.”  

The animatronic installations will feature information panels,  containing interesting facts about each dinosaur, ensuring a visit to  Jurassic Encounter will be both educational and exciting. Guests will be invited to watch documentaries about the period in the Education Cinema Marquee along the route, bringing the  beasts to life and showing how they roamed the earth.  An excavation sand pit will allow children to dig for their dinosaur ‘skeletons and fossils’, and learn how archaeologists discovered the  extinct species of past eras. And a VR experience will offer the  chance to escape into a different world.  

Guests are free to roam the park as they wish, and  discover the animals lurking behind bushes and creeping through  the undergrowth.  

Tickets start at £9.50 and earlybird tickets are available now for the  Southampton event. For a 20% discount,  

visit www.jurassicencounters.uk and use the code EARLYBIRD20.

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