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First glimpse of dinosaurs due to takeover Bute Park next week

Next weekend, Cardiff’s Bute Park will be transformed into a prehistoric world. Jurassic Kingdom: Where Dinosaurs Come To Life, is an interactive, life-sized replica experience, where you will see more teeth in one hour then you will see in your whole life.


Visitor will come face to face with a 26m long Diplodocus and the notorious Tyrannosaurus Rex, while learning about every predator from over 200 million years ago. Remember to look up, there will be some in the trees!

Go and meet over 30 dinosaurs from the Saturday 11- Monday 27 August, and discover them hiding all around the park, giving children a chance to experience the sheer size and scale of the dinos. The creatures come to life before your eyes, with their tails, eyes, heads and arms moving and making you jump with their raging roars.

The dinosaurs are already making their way into Bute Park, ahead of the event in Cardiff next weekend:

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Getting wheeled into place…

Visitors are being warned to keep their eyes peeled for anything out of the ordinary…

… and being told not to feed any wild animals.

With dinosaurs currently being all the rage, children of Cardiff will be in awe of the realistic set up at Jurassic Kingdom. For school groups and families to learn all about how dinosaurs lived, a 30 minute viewing experience produced by the BBC will play on a large projection screen in the educational marquee.


The mini-dinosaur paleontologists among us will be able to dig for bones in an excavation area.

For when the gang gets peckish or thirsty, there will be a herd of street food and drink vendors to keep their energy up. A retail marquee will be selling a range of educational and entertaining branded merchandise so dinosaur-lovers can remember their experience.


There is currently a ticket offer running: 20% off all tickets if you quote ‘EARLYBIRD’ when you check out. To redeem this offer, visit to purchase tickets.
Tickets are limited so book early to avoid disapointment!
Prices start from £11.50 for adults, £10.50 concessions, £9.50 for children, and £38 for a family ticket. Plus, children under two go free.