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We’re very lucky to have so many great days out for families here in Norfolk and one of Erin’s favourites is Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure in Lenwade. It’s one of Erin’s favourite days out and somewhere she asks to go to quite a lot. This year, Roarr! has a new attraction, Valley of the Dinosaurs, which we couldn’t wait to discover.
Getting to Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure
Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade, Norwich NR9 5JE
Fakenham – 20 minutes
Norwich – 25 minutes
Cromer – 40 minutes
Great Yarmouth – 50 minutes
Tickets can be purchased on the Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure website. Here, you can be individual park tickets in advance where you’ll also have to pick an arrival time between 10am and 12pm. You can also buy Discovery Passes, which is Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure‘s yearly pass.
Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure
One of the reasons why we love Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure so much is because there is just so much to do there. Aside from food, drink and anything you buy in the gift shop, everything is included in your admission price and you can easily spend the day there from opening to close. Here are some of our favourite things to do:
Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure has so many great play areas and this is somewhere Erin spends a lot of time when we visit. There is a really large play area outside with loads of climbing equipment, slides and swings. This area can get really busy during a nice weather day, especially as there are lots of picnic benches here, but as there’s a lot of equipment there’s always room for everyone to play.
Dinomite Indoor Adventure Play
Dinomite Indoor Adventure Play is an indoor soft play area with space for younger and older children. This attraction can be used as many times as you like during your day however, it can get really busy, especially around lunchtime so I advise making it the first thing you do when you arrive.
X-Tinction is a covered area where you can dig for fossils in the sand. The area is split into two halves so there are separate spaces on each side of the attraction. Brushes are provided so children can explore until they find the fossils that are buried.
Dippy’s Splash Zone
Open daily during the warmer months, Dippy’s Splash Zone is a great way for children to cool down! This is a huge splash pad with a slide and all kinds of fun water features such as cannon shoots and a giant bucket that will get you soaked. There are tables outside where you can get changed and lockers if you need them.
Secret Animal Garden
At the bottom of the park you’ll find the Secret Animal Garden, which is home to all kinds of cute animals. There are animal encounters throughout the day so make sure to find out the times for these and you can plan your day around them. From bunnies to wallabies to goats, there’s something for everyone here.
New! Valley of the Dinosaurs
Valley of the Dinosaurs is Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure’s newest attraction for 2022 and it opened at the start of May half term. This area of the park used to be the Dinosaur Trail but it’s had a makeover and a big upgrade.
Valley of the Dinosaurs is home to 11 brand new animatronic dinosaurs which really add a new lease of life to the area. Some of them made us jump a few times as we walked past and heard them roar! Although the older dinosaurs are still impressive, these really do add something extra special now.
You’ll also find some fun AR points along the way. You’ll be able to use your mobile phone to play some cool games such as hatching dinosaur eggs and catching dinosaurs flying around with a net. This is such a fun way to get children involved in the new area and to maybe learn something about the dinosaurs at the same time.
The Valley of the Dinosaurs has also had some work done to it in order to make it more family-friendly. Although there’s still some rough terrain still, a lot of the path has been revamped and is now lovely and smooth. This means families with prams and pushchairs will be able to walk through the valley safely!
Food and drink
Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure welcomes families bringing their own food and drink and there are plenty of picnic tables dotted around. We’ve never struggled to find somewhere to sit even during the summer when it can get quite busy. Something else to note is that Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure is super clean and we never see any rubbish laying around.
If you want to buy food at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure there are also quite a few options. There’s a cafe inside the indoor soft play area, fish and chips down by the Secret Animal Garden or Dippy’s Pizza and Fries which is near all of the outdoor play equipment.
We’re already looking forward to the next time we go to Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure!
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