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Museum Expeditions & Field Trips - 2019


DINOTROPOLIS, BLUEWATER, KENT - MARCH 2019
Wintergarden Display
Wintergarden Display

On the first floor of the Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent this indoor soft play centre is jungle themed with animatronic dinosaurs. The diniosaur models themselves are impressive and each has a good information board with background to the animal.

   Entrance
Entrance
Viewing Gallery
Upper Viewing Gallery

 

Wall Art
Wall Art

 

Pteranodon
Pteranodon

 

Jungle Entrance
Jungle Entrance
   High Walk
High Walk

Entrance to Pedal Cart Race Track
Entrance to themed pedal cart "race track"
   Animatronic Dinosaur
Animatronic Dinosaur
   Pteranodon Nest
Pteranodon Nest

 

For younger children the Discovery Cove has an area where fossils can be discovered by excavating sand, the building a dinosaur skeleton from foam bones and colouring/drawing materials where dinosaurs can be drawn and then scanned so they appear on an animated television screen backdrop.

Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove
   Build a Dinosaur
Build a Dinosaur

Toilets
Even the Toilets have a dinosaur theme!

 

For children three years of age and under there is a separate facility opposite the entrance to John Lewis. Predominently a soft-play area with tables and seating for adults, "Kiddie Carts" are also available for hire that children can ride in around Bluewater. There is a gift shop that also sells snacks but no hot drinks I'm afraid.

Dinotropolis for Under-3s
Dinotropolis for Under-3s
   Selfie Backdrop
Selfie Backdrop

Additional Information

There is a small coffee shop/cafe within Dinotropolis plus free lockers for your coats, bags, shoes etc. (a 1 is needed to activate the lock but this is returned to you).

For more information visit their website


KNOCKHATCH ADVENTURE PARK, SUSSEX - APRIL 2019

Just off the A22 Hailsham By-Pass in Sussex (for Satnav the postcode is BN27 3GD) this attraction has two geologically themed areas likely to attract children. The first, a dinosaur themed indoor play barn with Animatronic dinosaurs and the second an opportunity to sluice for rocks or fossils.

Entrance to Lost World
Entrance to the Lost World Playbarn
   Themed 4x4
Themed 4x4

Main Arena
Main Arena

Pteranodon
Pteranodon

Brachiosaur
Brachiosaur
   Raptor
Raptor
   Triceratops
Triceratops
   Tyrannosaur
Tyrannosaur

 

The "Knockhatch Mining Company" provides a gold panning area where bags of "dirt" (which can be purchased in the Gift Shop or nearby Golf Shack) can be sluiced clean to reveal rocks or fossils.

Selection of Rocks
Available Rock & Fossil Bags
   Panning Sluice
Panning Sluice

Additional Information

Ample parking, good toilets, designated smoking areas and several places to eat on site. There are also farm and exotic animals to see along with many other adventure park style attractions.

For more information visit their website.


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