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Art & Culture

Wythenshawe Park To Be Transformed Into A Huge ‘Dino Kingdom’ This Summer

By Laura Rogan

Wythenshawe is set to throw it back to pre-historic times.

After a year of living in some kind of weird dystopian novel, it’s only fitting that dinosaurs plan their great return. And when we say dinosaurs, we of course don’t mean those whopping great creatures that used to guard the Earth and eat everything in sight. We mean the state-of-the-art, friendly and immersive type. Obviously.

Brought to life by the team behind Heaton Park’s popular Lightopia event which sets Manchester a-glow for the festive season, Dino Kingdom is set to take over Wythenshawe Park this summer with an epic prehistoric adventure that’s perfect for families.

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Taking place between July 23rd and August 8th, the pop-up event will see more than 100 life-like moving and roaring
dinosaurs and creatures dotted throughout the park – more than 70 of which in life-sized proportions (including the Grand Daddy Tyrannosaurus Rex).

Brought to life with the use of state-of-the-art 3D and AR technology, the interactive dinosaurs will be lurking around every corner, with hatching eggs hidden throughout, too. Budding Ross Gellar’s will also get the chance to unleash their inner palaeontologist – with an excavation sandpit, dinosaur eggs, fossils, volcanoes, a giant dinosaur skeleton head and a walk-through fossil tunnel.

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On-site, there’ll be a little something to entertain everyone, from their fun pop-up fairground, dino performances, hand puppets and costume characters, to food and drink stalls, too.

Sign up for tickets is open now, and you can find out more here.

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