20 Dinosaur Themed Days Out for 2023/2024


20 Dinosaur Themed Days Out for 2023

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.

30th Oct 2023 - Dinosaur Adventure Live, Queen's Hall, Hexham.


20 Dinosaur Themed Days Out for 2023



The Greatest Prehistoric Show on Earth 65 million years in the making... Are you ready for the adventure? 

Join the intrepid rangers on a quest to recover the data crystal, restore power to the island and save the Dinosaurs! 

Stomp, Roar and Swish your tail as we introduce you to some of the most incredible species ever to have lived on planet Earth. An unforgettable Jurassic experience for all the family to enjoy. Find out more and book here. 



3 Nov 2023 - Jurassic Earth Live 



20 Dinosaur Themed Days Out for 2023


Jurassic Earth is a unique interactive experience for all ages. There is the chance to talk to a Tricerotops, roar with a T-Rex and scream with a Spinosaurus. You will also get to watch a dinosaur egg hatch in front of your very eyes.

This show is touring the UK and there isn't a North East date at the moment but the show is visiting Royal Armouries in Leeds on 26 Feb and Scarborough Spa on 3 Nov which are both doable as a day trip. Find out more and book here. 

11 & 12 Nov - Dinomania 



20 Dinosaur Themed Days Out for 2023

Unforunately there aren't any North East dates for this one, the closest venue is probably Manchester on 11 & 12 Nov. 

Expect the UK's most interactive dinosaur show as guests sit on the floor and dinosaurs walk amongst them. As well as dinosaurs, you can expect lots of fossils and a full size replica T Rex scull. Find out more and book here. 



Jurassic Live at Sunderland Empire - January 2024



Jurassic World Live is stomping into to Sunderland Empire in January

Tickets to see this show would make an ideal Christmas gift for any dino fans. Find out more and book here (ad): Dinosaur World Live Tickets

This is the UK's BIGGEST Dino Show and is award-winning too

A BRAND New Show for 2023, you'll be one of the first to see this with professional puppeteers and realistic dinosaurs on stage

Live, educational show featuring the UK's ONLY flying Pterodactyl, Parasaurolophus, Stegosaurus & Apatosaurus PLUS the UK's Biggest T Rex, a Velociraptor, Tricerotops and more.....

All ages welcome in this family adventure where the audience joins a team of dino rangers on the hunt for the evil man who is stealing dinos and their eggs

Friday 26 Jan and Saturday 27 Jan 2024. Tickets available now from £13. Show is 1 hour 50 mins long including interval.

Find out more and book (ad): Dinosaur World Live Tickets



Jurrasic Gardens at Sunderland Winter Gardens 


Jurassic Winter Gardens in Sunderland 2022 - 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. 


Teessaurus Park, Middlesbrough 



Teessaurus Park in Middlesbrough 2022

Teessaurus Park is only small so maybe not worth making a special trip out for but it's FREE to visit and definitely worth popping by when you're in the area. 

There are several dinosaurs sculptures to find and they all come with their own info board packed with facts. There is a free QR code trail too. Find out more and read my blog guide to visiting here. 


Dinosaur Golf at Dobbies Morpeth 


Dinosaur Crazy Golf at Dobbies Morpeth 2022 - 20+ UK Days Out for Kids who Love Dinosaurs   - Dinosaur Golf Heighley Gate


The Dinosaur Golf at Dobbies Morpeth is brilliant fun. We visited back in 2016 and really enjoyed the course . 

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 . Find out more here. 


Great North Museum, Newcastle 



T Rex at Great North Museum 2022 - 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 



Lost World Dinosaur Golf Tynemouth 2022



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 



20 Dinosaur Themed Days Out for 2023



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. 

Jurassic Island Adventure Golf at Stokesley Golf Range 


Jurassic Adventure Golf Stokesley 2022

This Jurassic adventure suitable for all ages features 13 dinosaurs and interactive elements including putt through an erupting volvano, loop the loop dino fossil and step through a T Rex mouth. 

Find out more & book here. 

Dino Den South Shields 


Dino Den Toy Shop South Shields

Dino Den is a unique dinosaur themed toy shop in South Shields with a few added extras you can view and enjoy. No entry fee and the place for dino fans to spend their pocket money. Find out more here. 

Dinosaurs at Blair Drummond 



Dinosaurs at Blair Drummund Safari Park 2022

Entry to the walk-through dinosaur experience is included with admission at Blair Drummond Safari Park and you can visit as many times as you like across the day. There are 20 moving and screeching dinosaurs to view and learn about. Read our review of Blair Drummond Safari Park here. 

Dinosaurs at West Midland Safari Park



Dinosaurs at West Midland Safari Park 2022


West Midland Safari Park is home to Land of the Living Dinsoaurs -  the UK's largest animatronic Dino attraction. Entry is included with admission and you can read our review from a few years ago here. 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park 



pangea at yorkshire wildlife park


Pangea is included with wildlife park entry and a chance to immerse yourself in a prehistoric experience with over 30 life size moving and roaring dinosaurs. This area wasn't open when we last visited but you can read our review of the rest of the park here. 

dinosaur restaurant at yorkshire wildlife park



The wildlife park shares the same grounds as The Hive which includes a dinosaur themed soft play and evolution restaurant where you can dine amongst the dinosaurs. Booking recommended. Find out more here. 


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

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  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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