It has been 65 million years since dinosaurs last roamed the earth, but The Pavillion Garden in Buxton will see T-rex, Velociraptors, Stegosaurus and Pterodactyls roaming through its parkland once more – from May 28 to June 12 – as 2022’s most roarsome experience comes to town.
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Jurassic Encounter will see 50-plus animatronic creatures from the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods resurface in parks across Europe including London, Edinburgh, Rotterdam, Bristol and – from May 28 to June 12 – it’s coming to Buxton.
It includes not one but two life-sized T-Rex beasts, which roar and snarl at passers by. Other family favourites include Pterosaurs that shriek from the trees and a 15m tall Brachiosaurus guarding her eggs.
The event promises to be a perfect family day out, with dino-lovers from nearby cities expected to make the short journey into the picturesque Peak District.
Naz Kabir, spokesperson for Jurassic Encounter, said: “Last year, thousands of visitors all over the UK enjoyed a day out with our prehistoric beasts, and we’re delighted to return for another tour in 2022.
“This year we’ll have new dinosaurs, even more interactive exhibits including a VR experience and an education cinema where families will be able to learn more about these incredible creatures.”
The animatronic installations will feature information panels, containing interesting facts about each dinosaur, ensuring a visit to Jurassic Encounter will be as educational as it is exciting.
And guests will be invited to watch documentaries about the period in the Education Cinema Marquee along the route, bringing the beasts to life and showing how they roamed the earth.
An exciting VR experience will offer the chance to escape into a different world.
Food and refreshments will be available along the route and a merchandise trailer at the end of the route for children to purchase a souvenir.
Guests are free to roam the park as they wish, and discover the animals lurking behind bushes and creeping through the undergrowth.
Buxton Tickets: Adult - £12.50 / £14 (online/on the gate); Child U16 - £10.50 / £12; Concessions - £10.50 / £12; Group Ticket* - £9.50pp /
**Family tickets for two adults & two children NB. Children under two do not require a ticket.