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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.
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
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 is a surreal and tacky place. The owner clearly wants to make an attraction but hasn't the foggiest about actual visitor experiences, realism or health and safety. I think it's almost some type of delusion. It's that bad it is actually hilarious. I leave this review in the hope that the owners will TAKE HEED and listen to people's criticisms. Tatty and broken dinosaurs that are more cartoonish than realistic with a baffling day-glo spray paint finish on female stocking material 'skin.' Appallingly mis-spelt website and text information alongside the mis-shapen and grotesque dinosaurs that are an abominable educational tool for youngsters and a very bad example of the English language. This is not educational in the slightest and is quite a bizarre place. I can only think that the passion of the people running the place or working there is what keeps it going, however I do doubt the actual educational aspect of this place the most and feel it to be utterly mistaken in that aspect. If you want to look at some tatty models that bear little resemblance to dinosaurs whilst you freeze to death - come here.
I've given the centre a three star rating because the idea of a dinasour educational, interactive activity centre is a great one and there has been huge effort and creative skills involved making the models; this is clearly the owner's passion. However, the idea seems to have not yet been fully implemented; there could be more exhibits and interactive stations doing different things to maintain the interest of young children/toddlers. The few exhibits there were very similar, and most of the interactive levers didn't work to operate the dinasours. There was no heating anywhere in the centre so the children wore their coats the whole time. The centre and some exhibits, i.e., 'the maze' looks like a work-in-progress, which is fine, but if it is a work-in-progress, I think this should be explained to customers and cost reduced to keep the public on side!! The experience cost me £3 for my toddler, but relieved I didn't have to pay for myself (adults free) or that I didn't bring the whole family! We stayed approx 50mins as nothing left to stay for! Saying that, had my older child (5yrs) been with us he may have enjoyed the colouring / drawing activities layed out on the tables in the main room, or climbed into one of the interactive dinasour suits and played with that for a short while; may have made some good photos ;-) Would visit again in future if developed and more to do for children of all ages!!
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