Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure is one of our favourite places to visit in Norfolk, it offers 85 acres of fun and adventure for the whole family. There really is something for the whole family, no matter how old you are or even what season it is.
In recent years we have seen the unveiling of the Predator High Ropes and Explorers restuarant. The newest addition is the Dino Bus. The Dino Bus is a shuttle bus that operates between Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure and Norwich city centre seven days a week from 29th July-1st September 2019, and it’s free!
The best bit about the Dino Bus? The driver! Stuart Johnson has decorated his bus in a jungle theme and dresses up in safari clothing to transport passengers to and from Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure. The bus really does add something special to the journey, which for us takes 90 minutes. Both of the children loved the Dino Bus, Theo was truly mesmerised.
Throughout the summer holidays, Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure offers a wide range of activities for children of all ages. Included in the admission fee is access to Dippy’s Splash Zone, life-sized dinosaurs and the dinosaur trail, Predator High Ropes, the Secret Animal Garden, Jurassic Putt & Raptor Races, Dinomite indoor play and so much more.
The summer activity timetable includes the opportunity to meet the park mascot, Dippy, who is loved by children of all ages. Also available is a snake encounter, ferret fun, a deer safari, crafts and guinea pig petting. As you can see, despite a huge dinosaur presence, animals of all shapes and sizes call Roarr! home.
We had the most fantastic day when we visited Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure earlier this week. We set off bright and early and headed to Norwich ready to catch the Dino Bus which is where the excitement truly began for the children. When we’ve visited the park previously we travelled by car so arriving aboard a jungle themed bus was a dream come true for Theo. I love that no matter how many times we visit, both of the children are excited to explore and have fun. They never tire of what Roarr! has to offer.
We started our day clambering over wooden play equipment and sliding down dinosaur slides to burn off any restlessness that had built up during our journey. Children really are fearless aren’t they? I could only watch in awe as they raced around.
Next, we uncovered fossils at the X-tinction attraction. This was the first time we had explored this section of the park and I wish we’d done it sooner! Both of the children loved uncovering secrets hidden beneath the sand. Even Mia who likes to pretend that dinosaurs aren’t her ‘thing’ couldn’t resist the temptation to dig her way to discovery.
After a short while we begun our stamp collecting mission. Upon entry to the park, each child is given a stamp sheet which needs to be filled in order to receive a special Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure medal at the end of your visit. We already have several medals at home, but that doesn’t stop the children striving to attain another!
There are 8 stamps to collect, two of which can be found within the dinosaur trail. I love the dinosaur trail, despite all of the new and exciting attractions that Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure has to offer, I find exploring beneath the trees just as exciting now as I did as a child. The dinosaur trail takes you through a woodland area littered with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes, including the Brachiosaurus pictured at the top of this post.
Towards the end of the dinosaur trail you’ll find information on the wildlife that lives amongst the pre-historic dinosaur models, and if you explore the park further, you’ll know that nature and the environment are very important to everyone at Roarr!
The indoor play area Dinomite, which we visited towards the end of our visit, uses a specialist heating system and 0% of the waste that is deposited into the bins within the park goes to landfill. It’s so refreshing to see such a positive attitude towards preserving the surroundings of what is a magnificient and increasingly modern park.
As mentioned above, we managed to squeeze in a visit to the Dinomite indoor play area before we hopped aboard the Dino Bus for our return journey. In my opinion Dinomite is the best indoor play area for miles featuring 3 levels of fun, with a 2 level area dedicated to under 5’s. There are bridges, ball pools, climbing nets and three huge slides.
Dinomite also has a 200+ seater café with an outside terrace where families can enjoy hot and cold meals, snacks and freshly ground coffee – perfect for exhausted parents!
Are you running out of ideas for keeping the kids entertained this summer? Why don’t you visit Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure? Now that the Dino Bus is available, accessing Roarr! has never been easier – I promise you, you won’t be disappointed.