For Dinosaur loving kids this is a great opportunity to experience over 50 life-sized dinosaurs, many who also move and growl. Add to that some dinosaur activities and this event is fun and educational.
When: Until 20 July, various times. Click here for details.
Where: Caulfield Racecourse Gate 20, Station Street, Caulfield East
Cost: $27 per ticket, and under 2 years old FREE
Inside the huge circus like tent set up at Caulfield Racecourse you will find a dinosaur habitat. Follow the path around the space and see over 50 life-sized dinosaurs, with information panels to tell you all sorts of facts and figures. With 50 odd dinosaurs growling and roaring the space is pretty noisy (although we went on opening night which was a capacity crowd and so that added to the noise levels too).
Once you have looked around you might want to join the ongoing tour of the space with the roving dinosaur ranger – jump in at any time.
Other included activities are the three jumping castles, fossil digging in the sandpit, 3D puzzle making, dinosaur story time and also the mini palaeontologist activity (where children put on a lab coat, protective glasses and then hammer and chisel away at a chalk egg to reveal – and keep – a tiny dinosaur fossil).
Extra activities (which are paid for on top of entry) are the dinosaur egg photographs, show bags and the carnival games of chance. There is also onsite food available – hot chips etc.
Because I had two six year old boys with me who love to dig in sandpits, jump on jumping castles and also hammer things (aka take part in the palaeontology activity) we lasted almost two hours – for them it was a super fun play date and the dinosaurs were an added bonus (neither of them are massive dinosaur fans). My eight year old daughter was less impressed – once we’d seen everything she would have been happy to go home.
So I think if you are keen to appreciate the scale of the life-sized dinosaurs and have a bit of fun then this is a great activity – especially if shared with friends. Given the space is enclosed in a tent there is a little bit of freedom to let older children roam together.
For more information visit: www.dinosauradventures.com.au