THE BEST dinosaur attractions for kids - UK
The best dinosaur attractions for kids in the UK. A list that will hopefully make it easier for you to find a fabulous day out when your child is obsessed with the prehistoric giants.
I know a lot of lists focus on the south of England, but as a 'Northener' I wanted to make sure that I covered all areas of the UK! So I hope you find this list useful.
I have also created a handy map to make it super easy to find each attraction.
1. Gulliver's Dino & Farm park - Milton Keyes
Gulliver's world is set up for younger children and is bursting full of dinosaurs that they can get up close to and enjoy.
Adults & children £9, children under 90cm free
2. Dino falls adventure golf - Manchester
I think this attraction sounds like so much fun! Perfect for all of the family to enjoy dinosaurs while playing crazy golf.
The dinosaur golf is in a great place full of other attractions too, so you can really make the most of a family day out.
Adults £9, Children £7 and families £22
3. Dino Park - Dumfries
Now this is a hidden gem that a fiend told me about. Loads of fun for kids and the staff are amazing and very knowledgeable about dinosaurs.
Not only do you have a dino park to get up close and personal with replica dinosaurs, but there is a whole dinosaur themed soft play area!
Prices start from £4 for adults and £8 for children.
4. Roarr Dinosaur adventure -Norfolk
This is an all rounder perfect day out for dinosaur fanatics!
Dino trail, splash park, indoor soft play, dino shows and crazy golf! They'll be exhausted but happy after a day at Roarr.
Adults & children £17.95 pre-booking recommended.
5. National showcaves centre - Wales
Powered solely by hydro and solar power, this awesome set of caves is also the setting for over 200 life size models of Dinosaurs and definitely worth a visit!
Adults £17, children £14 and under 2s free.
6. Dinosaur Isle - Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight is famous for the vast amound of fossils that are often found on its beaches. Unsurprisingly, they have created a fabulous collection in their own museum.
Definitely worth a visit if you are able.
7. World museum, Liverpool
Liverpool hosts an amazing array of museums, including the world museum which is host to a spectacular display of dinosaurs and a popular attraction in the area.
8. National History Museum - London
I probably don't need to point this one out if you have dino loving kids, as it is definitely one of the better publicised attractions. It needs to make the list though, because it is just so good!
9. National museum of Scotland - Edinburgh
My children really loved this museum. The dinosaurs are in a magnificent room and a feast for the eyes, from floor to ceiling. It's also really easy to walk to if you're staying in Edinburgh.
10.Crystal Palace dinosaurs - London
A little bit different to the other attractions, the Crystal Palace park is home to 30+ dinosaur sculptures built from 1884. They were the first ever attempt at full scale replicas, which are now seen to be quite inaccurate of course.
They are all Grade 1 listed and regularly maintained to keep the history of the park alive.
Don't forget to check out the clickable Google map here
I recommend that you always pre-book to save disappointment, and I hope you make it to come of these wonderful locations with your little dino fans.
If you need an activity for the rainy days, there is the Green Dino subscription box full crafts, games and activities for children aged 3 to 8.
Just choose Green Dino at the top of the page. The first box is *free and no plastic tat in sight.
*Ts & Cs apply