Dinosaurs to roam Bristol's Castle Park this summer

Dinosaurs to roam Bristol's Castle Park this summer

Posted on: 10 Mar 2017


Things are taking a turn for the prehistoric in Jurassic, sorry, Castle Park this summer as a horde of life-sized dinosaur models are to be released into Bristol between the 17th and 25th June.

Herbivores beware! The water will be rippling no end in Castle Park as an 18-metre T-Rex is to pay a visit in June, accompanied by a horde of other life-sized dinosaurs, as the guests of animatronics company Jurassic Kingdom.

Dinosaurs in Castle Park

Their new exhibition, “When Animals Come to Life”, will take up residence in Bristol from the 17th to the 25th June, bringing with it a pack of 30 moving, breathing, true-to-life models of the terrible lizards. The dinosaurs will interact with visitors to the exhibition, roaring and snarling at those brave enough to approach.


According to the Jurassic Kingdom website, the exhibition ‘is a spectacular outdoor dinosaur experience aimed at family audiences with over 30 impressive installations of animated dinosaurs with electronic moving parts.'


‘Animatronics include arms moving up and down, tails swaying side-to-side, heads moving up and down, eyes blinking and jaws opening wide with roaring sound effects.’


This is the first outdoor dinosaur experience of its kind in the UK, and will make stopovers in several other cities nationwide.


Tickets, priced at £11.50 for adults and £9.50 for children, go on sale soon. For more head to www.jurassickingdom.uk.

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Sam Mason-Jones

An ardent Geordie minus the accent, Sam seemingly strove to get as far away from the Toon as possible, as soon as university beckoned. Three undergraduate years at UoB were more than ample time for Bristol (as it inevitably does) to get under his skin, and so here he remains: reporting, as Assistant Editor, on the cultural happenings which so infatuated him with the city. Catch him at sam@365bristol.com.