I took my kids to the UK’s best dinosaur attraction – it’s really affordable & has brand new rides

“I’ve never seen him so happy,” my husband said as our four-year-old sprinted between rides with uncontrollable excitement.

When we entered Roarr!, the action-packed dinosaur attraction in the Norfolk village of Lenwade, his eyes were on the stalks.

Close encounters at the park in Norfolk


Close encounters at the park in NorfolkCredit: Chris Ball
Take a walk around the attraction


Take a walk around the attractionCredit: Chris Ball

He gazed in awe at the jungle gyms, giant dinosaur slides, and “fossil-filled” sandpits, unsure of where to go next.

Even his seven-year-old sister decided she wasn’t too cool to dance to the “dinosaur stomp” at the outdoor live Dippy show.

Both children screamed with delight as we meandered through Dinosaur Valley with its posable animatronic models.

They then battled it out for pole in the cars at Dippy’s Raceway and got up close and personal with a snake in the secret zoo.

The park offers excellent value for money considering all of this comes with the price of entry capped at £19.95 per person even in peak season, whilst children under 90cm enter free.

With so many different activities to choose from, including a high ropes course, eight-hole Jurassic Putt mini-golf, and shows at Dippy’s Theater, it’s worth downloading the park’s app to make the most of your visit.

More rides will open over the summer, plus a Gigantosaurus-themed attraction is slated to open next year before a Gigantosaurus Land opens in 2026.

Don’t forget to take a map book with you on the way to the park so the little ones can collect stamps and win a medal at the end.

The hardest task of all was keeping the kids from having fun at lunch.

We managed to sit them down just long enough to eat a plate of pizza and loads of fries before they rushed off again to climb through the pterodactyl’s tree house.

If it’s a hot day, a trip to the water park is a must on the bucket list.

It was the perfect end to our visit as both children screeched excitedly as they ran through the fountains and cannon blasts.

If you want to extend the fun, book a stay at the West Lexham eco-retreat near King’s Lynn, which offers great-value tree houses, canvas cabins and tents, all in a stunning rural setting.

Decorated with fairy lights, our dog-friendly tree house had double and wooden-framed bunk beds, a wood-burning stove, and an ensuite shower and toilet.

There was also a communal outdoor kitchen (including a BBQ, microwave, kettle and toaster).

Early in the morning we enjoyed a swim in the (chemical free) heated outdoor pool and a leisurely stroll through the pet friendly gardens and lawns followed by some well deserved hot chocolates.


GO: roar!

GO THERE: Tickets for Roarr! Costs £19.95 per person at peak times and can be booked in advance up to midnight the day before at the best prices.

Visit roarr.co.uk.

STAY HERE: A two night stay in a tree house for a family of four costs £302 in early July.

See westlexham.org/stay.

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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