Sad to hear ‘Dippy’ the diplodocus has left the Natural History Museum? Worried your young palaeontologists might become dinosaur deprived? Never fear, mighty creatures still roam the earth and even Dippy’s embarking on a nationwide tour in 2018. But if you can’t wait until then to go full Jurassic, here are a few great dinosaur days out for kids in 2017.

1/9 Dinosaur Adventure, Norfolk

First off you have to admire a dinosaur attraction with the confidence to say, ‘It’s time you came-n-saurus’. Cheesy paleontological puns aside, this is a great funpark for under 12s with wild forest adventures, puzzling mazes, rope bridges, zip-lines, mini-quad bikes and jeeps, racetracks and even mini-golf – all in the company of T-rex and friends.

Slightly off the dinosaur theme, kids can meet farm animals in the walled garden, go on Deer Safari, catch a sheepdog demonstration or burn off any excess energy with chutes, slides and rides. There’s also a resident palaeontologist on hand for events and activities during the school holidays.


Where: Lenwade, Norfolk. About 25 minutes from Norwich off the A47

When: 7-days from 9.30am to 4pm in winter and 6pm during summer.

Cost: 3 – 15 year olds from £13.95, adults from £12.95, free for under 3s

In mid-February there's a Bug Week, when kids can get hands on with some seriously crawly creatures, join in the Prehistoric Bug Hunt and make creepy crafts