Get ready to be transported back in time and see the story of the dinosaurs unfold over millions of years…
Please note, Land of the Living Dinosaurs will be closed on Friday 14th October 2022. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
299-251 MILLION YEARS AGO
The first area you will come to is a time just before the dinosaurs appeared. The three animals in the Permian period are not actually dinosaurs – they are mammal-like reptiles (synapsids).
251-199.6 MILLION YEARS AGO
Next is the beginning of the Mesozoic era where dinosaurs, mammals and flying reptiles first appear.
Here you will find the eoraptor, which is widely regarded as the first ‘true’ dinosaur.
199.6-145.5MILLION YEARS AGO
Widely known as the ‘Age of Reptiles’, the Jurassic period had creatures like the herbivorous stegosaurus, with its distinctive back plates and tail spikes and the mamenchisaurus with the longest neck compared to body of any dinosaur!
145-65.5 MILLION YEARS AGO
Some of the most recognisable dinosaurs you will meet lived during this period, including velociraptor, triceratops, spinosaurus and the infamous T-rex – one of the largest land predators of all time!
Become a palaeontologist as you search for fossils in our under-cover Dino Dig.
Step back in time as you come face to face with some of the largest, most unusual and fearsome animals to ever roam the planet. Land of the Living Dinosaurs features over 40 life-size, animatronic dinosaurs, making it the largest animatronic dinosaur attraction in the UK. All dinosaurs have moving arms, tails and heads and you can even see them ‘breathing’. Life-like grunts, squawks and mighty roars emit from the prehistoric beasts and along with themed planting, geyser and swamps, the immersive experience makes you feel as if the story of the dinosaurs is unfolding in front of you.
Reaching a huge length of almost 50 feet, one of the newest additions to the Land of the Living
Dinosaurs, is a spinosaurus. This is one of the largest and longest predatory dinosaurs in the
exhibit, staying true to scientists’ beliefs that spinosaurus was the largest predator to ever roam the
earth! You can also spot a family of quetzalcoatluses — the largest animals to have ever taken to the
See friendly stegosaurus, ginormous argentinosaurus and the terrifying t-rex as you journey through the four different time periods, starting with the Permian and ending with the Cretaceous.