If you’re heading to the Big Smoke with dinosaur lovers, why not give your trip a Jurassic theme and discover London’s dino-related activities? There’s plenty for all ages and budding palaeontologists to enjoy. So here’s a rundown of activities to pop on your itinerary this summer.
When it comes to family things to do in London, Dinosaur World Live is a must-see. Get up close to your flesh-eating favourites like the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex and enjoy a prehistoric encounter with Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus. You may even be lucky enough to be called up on stage for a meet and greet. Spectacular and life-like puppetry bring these beasts to life live on stage and the sets will entrance you.
If you’ve never been to the theatre with little ones before, don’t worry. The show is only 50 minutes long and has been purposefully tailored for kids with shorter attention spans. There will also be many other families at the theatre, all in a similar boat to you. So there’s no need to be nervous about a theatre adventure.
Head to the Natural History Museum in South Kensington and get your fill of dinosaur facts and fun. Discover some of the world’s most complete dinosaur skeletons, learn all about what dinosaurs looked like and how they lived, and take a peek at a whole load of awesome fossils. Housing one of the most important dinosaur collections in the world, you can check out Ornithischian dinosaurs such as Iguanodon and Triceratops or suss out Saurischian dinosaurs like Spinosaurus, Megalosaurus, Duriavenator and Tyrannosaurus. Their names are great aren’t they?
If you fancy getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life and exploring one of London’s most majestic green spaces, then head to Crystal Palace Park. Here, you’ll discover a surprising attraction that’s hugely popular with dinosaur lovers. Designed and sculpted by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkings, the dinosaur statues were constructed in the 1850s, turning this part of the city into the world’s first dinosaur park. Head to the lakes in the south section of the park and discover multiple statues broadly arranged by geological age. Why not even stop for a dinosaur themed picnic? Sandwiches with dinosaur-shaped cookies anyone?
Spend the day at Horniman Museum & Gardens in Forest Hill and discover a wide range of free exhibits that the whole family will love. Exhibitions run throughout the year, many of which are dinosaur themed and perfect for a younger audience. After seeing Brick Dinos up close, you could go home and make your very own dinosaur models out of LEGO.
There are many different dinosaur activities to enjoy in London, with the live dinosaur show being a real highlight. Buy tickets for the dinosaur show, Dinosaur World Live, today and experience the very best of family-friendly theatre at Regent’s Park. Your little ones will be completely blown away by the life-like puppetry.