Dino Kingdom, Thoresby Park
15-31 October 2021
Tickets have been released today (Monday 4 October) for a spooky encounter with the majestic dinosaurs of Dino Kingdom for Halloween. The newly released evening slots are available on the weekends of October 22-24 and October 29-31.
When the sun goes down, Dino Kingdom will transform into a land of spooky surprises with creepy ghosts, skeleton skulls and zombies, evil spiders and bats and weird witches lurking in the shadows.
For those who dare, the special evenings will take them on an adventure down a trail lit only by the light of lanterns blowing eerily in the breeze to see the dinosaurs come to life by moonlight.
There will be some surprises on route so watch out for scary holographic projections, the fire pit with real fire, smoke effects and don’t miss out on the trick and treat sweets that make up the Dino Kingdom Halloween Special. All the fun available during the day will be on offer too including the outdoor play areas, fair rides, food outlets & shops.
With the official opening on 15 October coming up fast, the Dino Kingdom team has come up with lots of good things to know to get the most out of the experience.
When is it open?
15 October – 31 October (closed for a private event 17 October). Open from 10am to 7pm daily with the last entry at 5pm (apart from the late Halloween Special dates). Each visitor will be able to explore the kingdom for up to 3 hours.
When is the Halloween Special?
The weekend evenings on Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th Oct, and Friday 29th – Sunday 31st Oct is Dino Kingdom – Halloween Special Night.
What Dinosaurs will I see?
Life-size moving and roaring dinosaurs including the undisputed king of the Jurassic Era, the ferocious T-rex as well as Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Velociraptor and more. Stand in the shadow of an 18m Apatosaurus and discover other creatures such as hatchlings, crocodiles, frogs and spiders.
What is the Dino Kingdom Mobile App?
The special App is available on apple and android devices and offers three experiences:
Dino Kingdom Discovery
Explore and meet all of the dinosaur friends that live in Dino Kingdom. To get the most out of the visit, scan the QR codes in the app.
Dino Kingdom Egg Hunt Experience
Five Dino Kingdom virtual eggs are hidden amongst the dinosaurs. Make sure to scan all the QR codes to find all the eggs! Each egg can be used to gain a discount at one of the concessions/activities at Dino Kingdom.
Dino Kingdom AR Experience
To get the full immersive experience, hold the camera over the image to access the AR Experience bringing ancient history back to life right in front of your eyes.
What else can I do?
At the excavation sandpit, budding palaeontologists can unearth dinosaur eggs and fossils, volcanoes and giant dinosaur skeleton heads. As well as dinosaurs to be found in the natural outdoor setting, there will be indoor activities including lots of fun interactive features from designing a dinosaur to see it come to life in a virtual kingdom or feeding the hungry beasts in a Dino Keeper VR experience.
Is there a fairground?
There will be theme performances and fairground rides for all the family to enjoy. Whether it’s dino dodgems or other traditional fairground activities, there’s plenty to choose. Please note the rides are not included in the admission price.
What if I get hungry?
There will be a selection of delicious street food and drink vendors to keep visitors (and dinosaurs!) fed and watered throughout your journey through the Kingdom, including vegan and gluten-free options.
Coming from the creators of the award-winning Lightopia Festival, Dino Kingdom Thoresby is coming for two weeks only from 15 to 31 October 2021 with pre-booked timed slots available every day. Check the website for prices and availability.
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