Last month we travelled by sea to do a theme park marathon across the UK for our summer holiday. We spent four nights in Bluestone and ventured out twice, one of those days we stopped by The Dinosaur Park in Tenby. A dream for any dinosaur mad family, like ourselves. The boy lives and breathes dinosaurs and we fed his addiction this summer with a trip to The Dinosaur Park, Paradise Wildlife Park and Paulton Park.
The entrance fee into The Dinosaur Park Tenby is £12.50 per adult and £10.50 for kids, under three’s go free. All manned rides are free but there is a 10p charge for Herbie Cars and Safari Tractor. You can also take a ride on Triceratops “Baby Ting Ting” for £1. Manned rides are operated in rotation off-peak but it didn’t affect us in any way on the day as were maybe 100 people in the park the whole time we were there.
They walked on water, jumped to the moon and crashed more times than I can count. It was gas!
One of our favourite attractions was the Fossil Hunt in the Amphitheatre. An interactive educational talk all things dinosaurs with some fossil hunting to complete the experience. Each kid got to bring one home as a souvenir which really added to their experience.
Spin, whizz or race there is something for all ages including hurricane cars, skittles, an indoor and outdoor playground, soft play for toddlers, trampolines, quads, motorised tractors, pedal tractors, slides, a maze and mini golf. We spent the day there and didn’t get to do everything.
Jurassic Journey is a must, we hopped on board for a 10-minute buggy cart ride through the woodlands with live commentary. Our driver was gas, so enthusiastic, in fact, the kids were fascinated with him more than the dinosaurs.
Throughout the day numerous baby dinosaurs made an appearance with their keepers. The bigger kid twigged it, obviously but the boy was amazed. He genuinely thinks he touched a baby triceratops. The two smaller ones ran the other way.
Like all theme parks, there are non-negotiable high restrictions in place but they didn’t affect us in any way on the day. There is something for all ages and due to the quietness of the park, we could potter a couple of metres across to another attraction when the big kid did her thing.
We walked on the wild side through the highlight of The Dinosaur Park. Deep inside the forest, there are over 30 dinosaurs including a Brachiosaurus, Triceratops, Stegosaurus and a seven-ton T-Rex. A very well made trail with roaring dinosaurs keeping the kids amazed for the guts of an hour. They ran, jumped, climbed and yelled! Each one in their element.
Overall it was brilliant. My kids smiled from ear to ear the whole day. I think it cost us just under £50 for four of us (two smaller ones were free even if one looks ten) and I’d pay it again. Whether your kids like dinosaurs or not the amusements alone are worth the money. So if you’re heading to Wales, pop it on your to-do list.