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Dinosaur Discovery, Horbury

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  • It's that bad it's funny. It's like a 10 year old has created the dinosaur models. My 3 year old loved it though! It's closed down now for obvious reasons.  more »
  • My 4 year old loves dinosaurs, but we've always avoided this place due to the bad reviews on here, but as today was dull and dismal we decided to try it, had a quick look on website for prices etc., n...  more »
  • Took us an hour and half to find it(prob longer, no signpost) when we arrived it was closed! Website said it was open! someone told us it was shut down! Nephew was devastated  more »
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  • Absolutely diabolical paid £12 for a family and was in the place barely 5minutes the maze was pitch black and could not see any of the attractions in there, there was no heating kids were absolutely freezing. Once out of the maze there was only a few dinosaurs to see most of which were tatty things that were falling to bits and no levers worked properly. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! We came as a fun day out as our 4 year old son loves dinosaurs but he was upset and asking where they were the whole time.
  • My 5 year old daughter loved everything about this place. It is a little rough around the edges as said before but kids love it. They can run, climb, dig for fossils, move dinosaur models and scare themselves and each other in the maze. It has something for kids aged 2-10. Will definitely be back.
  • I visited this today with my husband & children. It's a lovely family run discovery centre. The owner made us feel very welcome - he is very enthusiastic & fantastic with kids. They had a wonderful time and loved the dinosaur's and the maze. We will definately visit again to support Dinosaur Discovery.
  • This place is big joke!! So filthy, 1 broken toilet, no sink. My son got bite from something inside and he is on antibiotics now. Safety issues. Holes in roof, walls and no heating. Awful. We been out in 20mins. Small inside. Safe your money.
  • I give this place two stars for effort as it clearly is one person's dream to run a dinosaur themed attraction. Sadly the execution lets it down with amateurish attempts at dinosaur models and animatronics which frankly verge on surreal. There are health and safety issues everywhere such as trip hazards in a dark maze, bare concrete floor next to a climbing area and metal prongs sticking out at child head height. A woolly mammoth suit has a screwdriver embedded in its head as a makeshift handle and there's a walking dinosaur ride constructed from a child's bike the owner collected from being left out for rubbish (I know the bike's previous owner) The constant loop of the theme from Jurassic Park being played from a single speaker nailed to the wall only adds to the surreal and tacky quality of the place. Having said all that, our kids thought it was great and worth a visit for an hour or so.

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