After a week locked-down with the pox we were itching to get out, so where better to go than Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure.
We’re season ticket holders but were invited to their Easter Event – so I took the blister and Little Bo Poop (my 1 year of niece) to see what they had going on.
First on our list was the new Dippy-Ville attraction. One of the great things about Roarr! is that there’s something to do whatever the weather which is why a season ticket pass is a must if you have preschool kids and live close by.
Dippy-Ville is a separate soft play area for your little T-Rex’s, with an interactive floor, games and activities on the walls. The big plus-point is that it’s separate to the main play area (which it boasts is the biggest in Norfolk) so it’s quite nice and quiet (great for breastfeeding). It has picnic tables, a coffee machine and toilet facilities – with baby change. It’s not going to keep the older ones entertained for too long, as you’d expect, although the boy did like the interactive floor. But for me it was great. It’s got a nice charm about it and is much quieter – perfect for the intended visitor.
Next up on the boys’ list was the Easter Egg Trail. In addition to the standard dinosaur trail, this Easter you need to hunt for coloured eggs hiden around the park. Find them all and get a special Easter prize. Don’t forget to take a pen or have some phone storage for pics 😉. There’s also some special eggs being hidden this weekend, which could win you £125 in park vouchers and/or tickets to the Dinos at Night event at the end of June!
Throughout the park there’s an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theme and both my two loved meeting the Queen of Heart’s and the Mad Hatter. We regularly come to PrimEvil, the Halloween experience, and they always have best actors/characters.
For lunch we took a picnic but there’s plenty of places to eat. Check out my previous review to see what I thought of ‘Explorers’, their new fish and chip restaurant… here.
Next up was the Predator! High Ropes. Included in the ticket price, this is definitely for the older one’s (or the very brave), so Lucy and the boy went for this while me and the girls visited the animals and baby chicks! I’m also a little bit in love with the pigs at the moment who were getting weighed when we visited and having lots of lovely tummy rubs.
It did take quite a while to queue for the Predator! High Ropes so we made it back in time to see Lucy and the boy smash the course and whiz down the zip wire at the end – which was the highlight of his day!
Dippy’s Splash Zone
Dippy’s Splash Zone has also reopened for the season (Wilbas favourite area), but unfortunately it was too cold on the day even for this tough Norfolk girl!
As always we had a great day and loved the Easter extras so would definitely recommend adding it to your list – especially over the holiday. Do check the new pricing on their website as it’s now based on height in place of being free entry for under 3’s.
Ticket Prices and Season Pass
The old ‘Season Pass’ has been replaced with a gold, platinum or diamond option which provides limited and unlimited entries depending on the level. Unfortunately it’s a big price hike (for us) from what we’ve previously paid to go unlimited, but I can see that other visitors who may live slightly further away and not use the pass as much would benefit from the staggered pricing structure. Don’t forget you can also save up to 10% if you book online for just single visits.
That being said there is soooo much to do and it really is an all-year-round attraction. You do get a lot of bang for your buck and the park is always improving! We will probably renew our passes later this year to become platinum members. I couldn’t imagine not being able to stop by for a quick visit and the kids love it. The staff are all fabulous too which is really important to us and why I’ve been coming here since I was a kid!
Have a Roarr-some time!
Disclaimer: I’m a season-pass holder but received extra tickets in exchange for this review. As always, my reviews are honest and my own.