20+ UK Days Out for Kids who Love Dinosaurs

20+ UK Days Out for Kids who Love Dinosaurs

It feels like every child goes through a phase of being obsessed with Dinosaurs. Some (like my Jack) don't grow out of it. I am sure he is going to grow up to be a Palaeontologist.

We have visited lots of dinosaur exhibitions and themed days out over the years, both here in the North East and further afield. I thought it was about time I shared them together in one post. Let me know if I have missed your favourite.

Please double-check details with all attractions before setting off. I have tried where possible to only include permanent exhibitions but these can change and I would hate for anyone to be disappointed.

Jurrasic Gardens at Sunderland Winter Gardens 

20+ UK Days Out for Kids who Love Dinosaurs   - Sunderland Winter Gardens

You will find lots of dinosaurs hidden amongst the plants at Sunderland Winter Gardens. Watch as a baby T Rex hatches from an egg, a 3 metre high Utahraptor, a Stegasaurus and Triceratops grazing on the greenery, a Pteranadons overhead and more.

Sunderland Winter Gardens are FREE to visit and explore at your leisure. They are wheelchair / pushchair accessible too. Find out more here.  

Teessaurus Park, Middlesbrough 

Teessaurus Park is a green space in Middlesbrough featuring 9 popular Dinosaur sculptures. Unfortunately, the park has been neglected over the years and the Dinos have been vandalised a little. It is free though and may still be worth a trip if you are in the area. Find out more and check out some photos over on Freckled Mum of 2 here. 

Dinosaur Golf at Heighley Gate Garden Centre 

20+ UK Days Out for Kids who Love Dinosaurs   - Dinosaur Golf Heighley Gate

The Dinosaur Golf at Heighly Gate Garden Centre is brilliant fun. We visited back in 2016 and really enjoyed the course (I would visit again if only Crazy Golf didn't bring out the worst in my children).

There are 12 holes to enjoy featuring 10 life size Dinosaurs - some of them move too. Prices are super reasonable and they often run special offers too (eg dine in the cafe and play golf at half price) . Find out more here. 

Great North Museum, Newcastle 

20+ UK Days Out for Kids who Love Dinosaurs   -  Great North Museum, Newcastle

The Great North Museum in Newcastle City Centre is free to visit, accessible and home to a full-size T-Rex skeleton which looks super impressive. Find out more here. 

Lost World of Adventure Golf, Tynemouth 

The Lost World of Adventure Golf in Tynemouth features Dinosaur-themed adventure golf and even a spitting Dinosaur! Find out more here. 

Dinosaur Safari at Hardwick Park 

Hardwick Park is a popular day out in County Durham. You can download the Love Exploring app to your phone free of charge and use it to explore a trail around the park with augmented Dinosaurs. You can use the app to catch Dinosaurs and pose for photos with your new dino friends. Find out more about the app here. 

Click the links below for more Dinosaur themed days out across the UK:

And further afield, you can enjoy the following attraction around the world:

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20+ UK Days Out for Kids who Love Dinosaurs



  1. We love Dino Park! https://www.dinopark.co.uk/

  2. This looks great. What fabulous places to visit for kids who are big dino fans. There is some at Blackpool and Edinburgh zoo I am sure, although it's been a few years xx


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