We have just returned from an exhausting but hugely fun day out at Roarr Dinosaur Adventure. We are really lucky that it is just 20 minutes from our house, yet we have only visited a few times before. But each time that we have gone for the day it has been an absolute blast.
This February half-term holiday at Roarr Dinosaur Adventure is Fantasy February. Children who turn up dressed as their favourite fantasy characters can gain entry for 50% off the normal admittance price.
In addition to the reduced entry fee, the team at Roarr are hosting a variety of workshops daily in partnership with Fairyland Trust. In the workshops, the Fairyland Fairies will show participants how to make butterflies, bats and owls from natural materials, in addition to lots of other fun activities.
We were really blessed with the weather today – I honestly can’t remember the last time we had wall to wall glorious sunshine during the February half-term holidays. The park was pretty full by the time we arrived but queueing to get in was minimal, and within a couple of minutes, we were inside the indoor soft play area.
The soft play area at Roarr Dinosaur Adventure is one of the best we have been to. There’s a brilliant variety of slides including a couple of vertical drop ones which made me hold my breath every time I saw a child slide down them. It still amazes me just how utterly fearless little kids can be.
After a mad 20 minutes in soft play, we went to the main park area to tackle the climbing frames, slides and zip wires. There’s such a wide variety of apparatus for kids to go on that even when the park is super busy (like it was today) you never feel crowded.
After stopping for a quick lunch we headed out on the Dinosaur Trail – a lovely winding walk through the park with all sorts of dinosaurs dotted throughout. The kids had great fun clambering over dinosaurs and ‘updating’ the ranger via walkie talkie about our T-Rex sighting.
As you come to the end of Dinosaur trail you walk out to where Predator! High Ropes are located. Unfortunately, but understandably, both this and Dippy’s Splash Zone (located in the main park area) are closed until Easter.
Also located in the same area as Predator! High Ropes is the Secret Animal Garden. With a variety of creatures on display including lizards, snakes, wallabies, pigs, and goats among other things, the Secret Animal Garden is such a lovely little area to spend some time in.
By the time we finished walking around the Secret Animal Garden, we had two pretty exhausted kiddos to contend with so decided to call it a day. Had they been a bit more lively we would have gone on the Deer Safari or played a round of crazy golf back in the main park area.
We had such a good day at Roarr Dinosaur Adventure – we always do. It doesn’t matter that a couple of the attractions are closed until Easter as there are so many other fun things to see and do. It’s a brilliant day out for the whole family the whole year round.