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Dino Explorer Zone

Have you visited the Dino Explorers Zone at Wollaton Hall yet?

Offering a range of exciting activities and games, it been a huge hit with families since the exhibition opened in July. 

Amid the ambient sounds of prehistoric earth and below swooping pterodactyl skeletons, families of children aged 12 and under can have-a-go at loads of fun and interactive activities exploring dinosaur food, fossils, footprints, and feathers, plus...

  • Make moulding and rubbings plus digging for fossil replicas
  • Construct miniature dinosaur worlds using both natural and modelling materials
  • Find out what your dinosaur name is
  • Identify the dinosaur coprolites (pooh!) with our giant poop-a-scoop
  • Relax in our quite zone on a colourful mat and cushions with puzzles and books
  • Pose in dino-photo booth or wear a dino-mask for fun photo opportunities to share 

Located in the ornamental gardens – and easily accessible via the gates by Wollaton Hall’s main entrance - the Dino Explorer Zone is FREE and open daily 10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm). NOTE: On ‘special event’ dates – namely 21, 26, 31 August | 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 24 September & 22, 29 October – this area is only accessible via the exhibition, so a ticket would need to be purchased.

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