Activities Outdoors

A Jurassic park is coming to London for the summer holidays

Jurassic Encounter - an unmissable, family-friendly event - makes its UK debut, touring London, Cardiff, Glasgow and Birmingham from 24 July until 7 November.

Grovelands Park in London is turning into a prehistoric playground, featuring more than 50 animatronic dinosaur scenes, including a fearsome, 18m tall T-Rex that breathes and sways its tail as it hunts for prey; an Iguanodon’s furious battle against a Deinonychus; Pterosaurs that screech as they soar through the trees; a 15m tall Brachiosaurus, guarding her eggs and a 16m long Diplodocus, who cries out to passers by.

Jurassic Encounter will allow guests to get up close and personal with some of the most fascinating beasts ever to roam the earth, with the promise of an encounter with a
meticulously life-like dinosaur around every corner of the beautiful parkland trails.

As well as being a thrilling day out for guests young and old, Jurassic Encounter will make education a fun and hands-on experience through a host of interactive exhibits. Children will be invited to become Palaeontologists for the day by climbing inside dinosaur eggs, digging up dinosaur bones in an excavation pit; dodging the spray of a Dilophosaurus and even riding on the backs of baby Triceratops.

Families will be invited to explore the picturesque parks, where creatures lurk around the woodlands, gardens, ponds and paths, ready to roar or lunge. A thrilling Virtual Reality experience will also allow guests to explore the Prehistoric, Triassic and Cretaceous periods. And for those who want to relax after walking the perilous path through the dinosaurs’ domain, a refreshment area will offer street food.

Jurassic Encounter is on at Grovelands Park from 24th of July until 10th August 2021. Ticket prices start at £11.50 and advanced booking is advised, although walk-ups will be admitted, subject to availability. A special, early bird discount is available for each event, for one month after tickets go on sale, by entering the code EARLYBIRD20. Book tickets via the website

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