A new herd of animals is arriving at ZSL London Zoo this summer, as the Zoo becomes home to the most colossal creatures ever to walk the earth – dinosaurs!
For just six weeks, visitors to the Zoo will be taken back in time to a prehistoric world where they will come face-to-face with life-size, moving dinosaurs – from the giant but gentle brachiosaurus to the towering tyrannosaurus rex.
22 July – 3 September 2017
Launching on Saturday 22 July, with popular children’s TV presenter Andy Day kicking off the summer with a weekend of free live shows, ZSL’s Zoorassic Park is set to be the most roar-some event of the holidays.
Included in Zoo entry, visitors will take a trip via a time machine to the Mesozoic era (about 65 million years ago – give or take a few days), where ZSL’s tour guides will help visitors spot dino-faves like the triceratops, standing guard over its nest, or take them through an encounter with the armour-plated edmontonia – a tank-like dinosaur covered in spikes.
Families will be given their own passports for the time travel safari, which will take them on a journey of discovery taking in the fascinating creatures, as well as learning all about the important work ZSL’s conservationists are doing to help prevent today’s animals from becoming extinct.
With a fun trail for kids to complete, fossil digs to explore and baby dinosaurs to meet, visitors might not want to return to 2017!
Dino-fans can continue their time travel adventure by sleeping-over near the mega-lizards, experiencing the sights and sounds of ZSL London Zoo at night. Summer Sleepover is available on select Saturdays in August and September, where kids can spend a night in the Zoo and enjoy a tour of the Zoo’s animals – both prehistoric and contemporary.
With only six weeks to go, Zoorassic Park at ZSL London Zoo is set to be a claw-some adventure through time, and I cannot wait to take my girls over after our super hot holiday in Turkey.
Tickets for this raptor-ous summer day trip can be booked now at www.zsl.org
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