Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire is a brilliant day out for all ages. We’ve been a few times and always enjoyed it, but now it is even better because a brand new World of Dinosaurs has been added to the park!
The World of Dinosaurs is an impressive collection of over 30 animatronic moving and roaring dinosaurs, set in natural woodland surroundings. We were lucky enough to go and visit last weekend at the launch, and would definitely recommend it to families of all ages.
The World of Dinosaurs is roughly half a mile long and includes:
Velociraptor, Iguanadon, Triceratops, T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Spinosaurus, Oviraptor, Dilophosaurus, Pteranadon, Carnotaurus, Baryonyx, Plesiosaur, Pachycephalosaurus
The animation and effects of the dinosaurs is really impressive and realistic, and was a hit with our kids aged 1-9, and the adults in our family too! Each dinosaur comes with a fact board to tell you it’s name, era, and some interesting quick facts, which makes it quite educational too, and the adults amongst your party might learn something as well as the kids! We found it really interesting.
Some of the dinosaurs also have special features like the Dilophosaurus which spits “poison” out at you as you go past, which my boys loved!
Once you’ve finished the trail around all of the animatronic dinosaurs, there’s a gift shop and cafe inside the World of Dinosaurs area, as well as a fun “Dino Dig” sandpit area. All of my kids really enjoyed this section too, as you can use tools to discover dinosaur bones underneath the sand, then use brushes to clean up the bones and skeleton to identify which type of bones you’ve found.
This is a simple concept but really cool, and something that works well for a wide age range. The sandpit is pretty big so didn’t feel crowded although quite a few kids were digging in different parts of it, and there are plenty of buckets, spades and brushes to go around too.
Dinosaur Meet and Greet
After we finished in the World of Dinosaurs, we went out to explore the rest of Paradise Wildlife Park. There is an impressive range of animals and play areas with plenty to fill the full day. Near to the play area and restaurant, there’s a stage which has character appearances and some shows throughout the day, and N was lucky enough to meet one of the dinosaurs there.
The dinosaur is very realistic, but also very friendly so N wasn’t scared at all. The park ranger doing the meet and greet was very good, explaining to the kids that this is just a baby dinosaur so no need to be scared! I was also impressed that the queues for the meet and greets weren’t too long at all.
The World of Dinosaurs has lots of fun to offer, and is the biggest dinosaur attraction of it’s kind in the UK. It’s a must-visit if you have dinosaur enthusiasts in your family, as they will be talking about it for weeks afterwards!
The World of Dinosaurs is included in your normal entry ticket at Paradise Wildlife Park, making it great value as there is so much to do. To find out more about the animals and what else is available read our review of Paradise Wildlife Park from a couple of years ago. Our favourites are the big cats!
Visit pwpark.com to find out more about Paradise Wildlife Park and the World of Dinosaurs