REVIEW: Jurassic Kingdom roars into South Yorkshire park

By David Beddows | 06/06/2018

REVIEW: Jurassic Kingdom roars into South Yorkshire park
Picture by Kerrie Beddows

THERE is something special about seeing life-like dinosaurs out in the open air rather than in a museum.

More than 30 of the creatures have taken over a section of Norfolk Heritage Park in Sheffield as part of Jurassic Kingdom, the UK’s first ever dino-tour.

Casting an eye across the landscape, the place looks a bit like a scene from Jurassic Park except that the creatures are all well behaved.

They move, they make noises and they don’t mind having their photograph taken.

I took my two kids along and they marvelled at the sheer size of the 18m high T-Rex and the 16m long Diplodocus.

Each of the models comes with an eye-to-follow information about how long ago they lived and where (some dinosaur traces have even been found in the UK, yikes!). 

An exploration area allows children to dig for bones and there’s an educational marquee showing dinosaur documentaries, although beware, the one we watched wasn’t for the faint-hearted!

All told, a good blast of dinosaur fun in the great outdoors.

Jurassic Park runs 10am-6pm from this Thursday until Sunday.

Tickets are available from www.jurassickingdom.uk

Prices start from £9.50.