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Come and meet the dinosaurs in 'Jurassic' Pencester Park in Dover on Wednesday 9 August

Dinosaur Day comes to 'Jurassic' Pencester Park, Dover

Wednesday 9 August (10am to 3pm)

If your children, grandchildren - or secretly you - love dinosaurs you won’t want to miss Dinosaur Day in Pencester Gardens, Dover on Wednesday 9 August!

Dover’s very own ‘Jurassic Park’ comes to life with opportunities to train a giant Stegosaurus, join a walkabout with a “friendly” Tyrannosaurs rex, and meet and greet some smaller dinosaurs too, all overseen by a team of experienced dinosaur wranglers! 

The event is FREE so just turn up throughout the day from 10am to 3pm.

Children of all ages will be enthralled by the 'how to train your dinosaur' shows at 11am, 1.15pm and 2.30pm, together with a dinosaur walkabout at 12.15pm.

As well as the shows a host of other dinosaur-themed activities are available for the whole family to enjoy: 

  • Making dinosaur footprints and painting a giant 2-D dinosaur with the Dover Smart Project
  • Excavating fossils with the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership
  • Creating a clay dragon or dinosaur gargoyle inspired by the medieval creatures of Dover’s Maison Dieu and help name a new grotesque.

Dover Museum in the Market Square is also joining in with a family fun day from 10am to 4pm where you can make dinosaur hats and masks and colour in dinosaur posters.

Cllr Charlotte Zosseder, Cabinet Member for community at Dover District Council, said: “Dinosaur Day is going to be ‘roarsome’ and a great day out for the whole family. Bring the kids down to Pencester Gardens which turns into Jurassic Park for one day only!”


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Posted on 31 July 2023

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