Dinosaurs in the Wild - Our First Look Inside the
Last night we attended the Dinosaurs in the Wild celebrity launch at the NEC Birmingham.
Alongside a whole host of lovely celebrities and their children we got to travel back 67 Million years in time in a real Time Machine to encounter Dinosaurs, like never seen before.
This highly immersive experience opens up to the public in Birmingham on 24 June 2017 and runs right up until 23 August 2017. We wasn't quite sure what to expect but have to see we all loved it and had an amazing night. My Boy is a huge Dinosaur fan who was in his element, he ran around soaking up all the sights and having a go at everything he could.
So, What is it? :
Dinosaurs in the Wild is a 70 minute experience of live action theatre fun, theme park and 3D. You're given a pair of Safety Glasses (3D Glasses) and go inside in small groups with a tour guide who talks you through the whole adventure. They take you back in time in a Time Machine and then take you through their incredible scientific research station that Chronotex Enterprises has established there at Time Base 67. You'll get to get up close and witness some extraordinary studies that their scientists are carrying out on the living dinosaurs and experience the mesmerising views, in 3D of the creatures that surround the Time Base.
There's lots to see and do along the way and it's all very educational. You do get rushed through each stage quite quickly as you're on a strict time scale which means sadly we didn't get to have a go on everything we would have liked to which was a little disappointing but we loved all the activities that we did get to try. There's a lot of fun to be had there.
Is it Scary for children?
Overall children will be completely fine and will love the whole experience but if you have children who are nervous or scare easily like my 10 year old Lily, I will warn you that it does get a little intense at one point (I won't spoil it for you though) which resulted in her crying alongside several other smaller children who were all very scared and panicked. The experience is so good that even us grown ups forgot that it wasn't real as everything is made to feel very real. After a few gentle reminders to the children, they were fine again.
Our favourite parts:
Ryan loved the Dino Poop activity where he got to rummage through piles of dinosaurs poop to see what he could find in it. He found some teeth in one pile which was pretty grose but he loved it and wanted to do it over and over again. Lily loved watching the hatching eggs where she got to see the baby dinosaurs coming out of their eggs. I loved the Looking Point where we could see lots of exciting things happening outside of the windows.
Would we recommend it?
YES! It's a fantastic experience suitable for the whole family which we really enjoyed. All 3 of my children and us adults alike had a great time and didn't want it to end. Everything feels so real and it's definatley an experience everyone should try at least once. It's amazing!
If you would like Ticket Information, prices start from £26 for children aged between 3 and 15 years. Adult tickets cost £29.50. There are family tickets and group offers also available.
Disclosure: We were guests at the Dinosaurs in the Wild Event. All photography and opinions used and expressed are 100% honest and entirely my own.