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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