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What you can expect to see, ticket info and parking at Jurassic Kingdom, Cardiff

From today, 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.

Expect to 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.
  • Where: Bute Park, North Road, Cardiff, CF10 3DX.
  • When: 11th-27th August, 10am-6pm (Wednesday-Sunday).
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.

Here are some of the dinosaurs you can expect to see in Cardiff:

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You’ll need tickets to enter

There is currently a ticket offer running: 20% off all tickets if you quote ‘EARLYBIRD’ when you check out. To redeem this offer, visit www.jurassickingdom.uk to purchase tickets.


Tickets are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

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.

Food & Drink

There will be a handful of street food vendors inside Jurassic Kingdom, along with an onsite café which will be also open during the event. Plus Pettigrew Tea Rooms will be offering a 10% discount off the total bill (Wednesday-Friday), and a free soft drink with any slice of cake purchased at Weekends. You’ll be spoiled for choice.

There will be drink vendors along the route, and the Jurassic Kingdom café too – there is plenty to quench your thirst.

Picnics are welcome

Those who want to picnic are more than welcome to! There are benches dotted around Bute Park where you can stop off and enjoy your goodies. There is also plenty of room outside of the venue itself where visitors can picnic too.

There isn’t any shelter for picnics, other than nearby trees, so you’ll want to factor in the weather conditions when you visit.

Parking & facilities

 Unfortunately Bute Park does not have any onsite parking but there is parking nearby. Pay and display parking is available in Sophia Gardens (other side of Bute Park, CF11 9LJ), Castle Mews (opposite Cardiff Central Police Station, CF10 3ER) and North Road (the closest, CF10 3EA). There are also larger multi-storey car parks in Cardiff’s centre (St David’s Centre and Capitol), but you will have walk further to access the entrance.

Push-chair and wheelchair info: The paths are a mixture of tarmac, grass and dirt tracks and plastic pathways. The route is accessible to both wheelchair users and pushchairs, but bear in mind that it is a park too.