Dinosaurs will be taking over a popular Cardiff park as Jurassic Kingdom heads to the Welsh capital.
The prehistoric creatures will be greeting visitors for just over two weeks in August and the park’s new residents are expected to offer an interactive, life-sized replica experience.
It’s part of a wider tour and visitors cane expect fun, food and more than 30 dinosaurs scattered among the trees.
And if you’re looking for a fun and exciting day out with your family of dino fans, here’s everything you need to know about the event.
Where is it?
Jurassic Kingdom is coming Cardiff as part of a tour. Before Wales, the dinosaurs had spells in the Netherlands, Edinburgh and Sheffield.
The event will be held at Bute Park , on North Road, in the Welsh capital.
When is it?
The dinosaurs will be at Bute Park from Saturday, August 11 until Monday, August 27 .
Between those dates it’ll be running on Wednesdays-Sundays, with the attraction closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
It’ll be open daily during these dates from 10am-6pm. Customers will have to choose one of the hourly time slots but once inside the event visitors can stay as long as they like.
The event will be open from 10am to 6pm daily with last entry at 5pm.
What to expect
The Jurassic Kingdom event is an outdoor, touring, animatronic dinosaur experience.
Visitors will come face to face with a 26m-long Diplodocus and the notorious Tyrannosaurus Rex, while learning about every predator from over 200 million years ago.
There will even be some dinosaurs hidden among the trees.
For school groups and families to learn all about how dinosaurs lived, a 30-minute viewing experience produced by the BBC will play on a large projection screen in the educational marquee.
And would-be paleontologists will be able to dig for bones in an excavation area.
There are still tickets available to buy for the Jurassic Kingdom event.
Tickets can be bought online or on the door, but it’s cheaper to purchase them beforehand.
Adults tickets cost £11.50 (or £13 on the door), while a child’s ticket costs £9.50 (£11 on the door).
You can also pick up a family ticket for £38 (or £44 on the door).
Visit the Jurassic Kingdom website to buy tickets.
Where to eat
Along the event route will be street food and drink options to keep visitors fed and watered as they wander through Jurassic Kingdom.
You can also expect to see street food stalls which will be announced before the event.
The tour venues also have their own on-site cafes which will also be open during the event and offer another dining option for families.
All visitors are also welcome to bring picnics if they don’t want to buy food.
Jurassic Kingdom has also partnered up with Pettigrew Tearooms and they’re offering a 10% discount off the bill during weekdays (Wednesday-Friday) for visitors and a free soft drink with any slice of cake bought on the weekend.
Bute Park does not have on-site parking but there is some parking on nearby roads.
Pay and display car parking facilities are available in Sophia Gardens, Castle Mews and North Road.
How to get there
Bute Park is around a 15-minute walk from Cardiff Central station.
From Cardiff Queen Street, you can catch bus 6, from Friars Walk in Newport, you can get X30 bus service, and from Cardiff Met University catch bus 1 or 23, from Cardiff Central catch bus T4.
For more information about the event, visit the Jurassic Kingdom website .