4 April 2018

Press Release from Jurassic Kingdom Exhibition

  • Norfolk Heritage Park is set to be transformed into a Jurassic Kingdom this May, when the interactive, animatronic dinosaur exhibition comes to the city for two weeks
  • The exhibition, which will see 30 life-size dinosaurs on show, will run from Saturday 26 May – Sunday 10 June*
  • Tickets go on sale today (Wednesday 4 April) at jurassickingdom.uk

Norfolk Heritage Park is set to be taken over by prehistoric predators next month, when the UK’s only outdoor ‘dino-tour’, Jurassic Kingdom, roars into the city.

More than 30 lifelike animatronic dinosaurs – including an 18m high, roaring T-Rex and a 16m long Diplodocus – will be on show, snarling their jaws and swaying their tails for audiences of all ages at the family-friendly event, which runs from Saturday 26 May to Sunday 10 June.

Naz Kabir, event director at Weli Creative – the organisation behind Jurassic Kingdom, said: “We can’t wait to bring Jurassic Kingdom to Sheffield for the first time this May.

“The awe-inspiring dinosaurs give kids and adults alike the chance to experience the sheer size and scale of these fascinating creatures close-up, embarking on a prehistoric adventure that’s both exciting and educational.”

Visitors will encounter the dinosaurs as they explore the Jurassic Kingdom through Norfolk Heritage Park, discovering epic, life-sized dinosaur replicas from the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods as they go, from T-Rex and Triceratops to flying reptiles like Pterosaurs.

Younger dinosaur hunters will also be able to try their hand at digging for bones in an excavation area before learning about how dinosaurs lived, in the Jurassic Kingdom educational marquee.

Naz added: “As well as experiencing the thrill of being in the midst of these impressive and incredibly lifelike creatures, visitors can also learn about how dinosaurs lived, millions of years ago.

“It’s a unique chance for families and school visitors to enjoy an entertaining and educational day out, and get some truly unforgettable photos along the way, too. Tickets are now on sale from our website – so don’t miss out!”

Richard Eyre, Head of City Centre Management, Markets and Major Events said: “It is quite fitting that one of our oldest parks will be hosting this wonderful event. The park was chosen by the organisers because they saw the layout and the greenery and decided it looked like the natural habitat of dinosaurs. I am sure everyone who comes to this exhibition will agree.

“We expect this unique event will be very popular and draw visitors to the area from near and far. It will be quite surreal to see life size dinosaurs in Norfolk Heritage Park this summer!”

A variety of food and drink will be available on site, as well as the opportunity for visitors to take home a memento of the day from the Official Merchandise unit.

Jurassic Kingdom opens to the public on Saturday 26 May and is open daily from 10am – 6pm until Sunday 10 June, apart from 4, 5 and 6 June. Last entry is at 5pm.

Tickets are available from www.jurassickingdom.uk.