Dinosaur Update: Jurassic Kingdom relocates to Bristol's Ashton Court

Dinosaur Update: Jurassic Kingdom relocates to Bristol's Ashton Court

Posted on: 13 Mar 2017



The 30-strong collection of animatronic dinosaurs is to move from its planned home of Castle Park to the larger expanse of Ashton Court following a decision from organisers Jurassic Kingdom. Grab your tickets below.


Herbivores beware! The water will be rippling no end in Ashton Court 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 at Ashton Court

Initially slated for Castle Park, their new exhibition, “When Animals Come to Life”, will take up residence in Ashton Court from the 17th to the 25th June, with the latter’s size making it a preferable host for 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.