Jurassic Kingdom @ Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh [from 30 March to 15 April]

Jurassic Kingdom

- 15
10:00 - 18:00

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Lauriston Castle
2a Cramond Road South, Davidson's Mains, EH4 5QD Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jurassic Kingdom continues its UK & European tour to Lauriston Castle in Edinburgh Scotland, opening on the 30th March 2018 and closing on the 15th April 2018.

T-Rex Excavation Scene
Children will be in awe of these dinosaurs as they wander through Jurassic Kingdom but the highlight for younger children will be a hands-on educational activity where children will have a rare opportunity to dig up dinosaur bones in an excavation scene! Deep beneath the sand lie T. rex bones which have to be unearthed to reveal the full fossil. A truly fascinating experience for children and a chance for them to work as a team of palaeontologists to complete the task!

The most complete T. rex skeleton recovered was named ‘Sue’, with over 90% of the bones recovered. It was discovered in South Dakota by the Palaeontologist Sue Hendrickson. It was the highest ever selling fossil, selling for $7.6 million.

Education Marquee
Along the Jurassic Kingdom route will be an education marquee for school groups and families to enter and watch educational documentaries about dinosaurs produced by the BBC on a large projection screen. Children and adults alike will enjoy a 30-min viewing experience and learn more in-depth information about how dinosaurs lived millions of years ago.

Virtual Reality Experience
Step inside the world of Virtual Reality. The newest technology pulling you into a whole new immersive world and no doubt will be one of the highlights of the event, which will blow your mind!

For a small additional fee visitors will have the opportunity to hire Virtual Reality headsets with simulator chair. Visitors can choose from a handful of dinosaur related digital experiences which last between 3 – 5 minutes depending on the game chosen. From an interactive shooting experience against dinosaurs to a virtual roller coaster, select the experience that excites you, sit comfortably, put on the headset and let yourself go!

Please Note: Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Children aged 2 and under enter free and do not need a ticket. Child tickets are for ages 3-16. There are no cloakroom facilities at the venue, so visitors will not be able to store bags or large items. Children’s scooters, skates and bicycles are not permitted on site. Only guide dogs are permitted at the event. Thank you.

Venue Address: Lauriston Castle, 2 Cramond Rd S, Edinburgh EH4 6AD

Accessibility: The pathways are a mixture of hard standing, grass and dirt track, and temporary plastic pathway. The event route is mostly accessible to wheelchair users and for pushchairs. Please be aware that some areas may have a few steps and some uneven flooring as we are on a public park site. Our teams onsite are ready to assist any wheelchair users where possible and offer route guidance and advice as we would like all our visitors to enjoy the event and make the most of their visit.

Parking: To retain the peace of the park and the local residents, there is no parking at the event. There will be limited parking for registered disabled visitors made available. Disabled badge holders may park in front of the castle. Please note, we strongly advise using public transport to travel to the event, which is well served by local bus, tram and train services.

Travel by Bike: Lauriston Castle is accessible via the North Edinburgh Cycle Network. Cyclists should follow signs for Davidsons Mains on NCR75 and NCR1 from the City Centre. Where NCR1 crosses Cramond Road South, cyclists turn right and continue along Cramond Road for a short distance to the Castle entrance.

Travel by Bus/Tram: You can take buses to Davidson’s Mains (21 & 41), or Silverknowes Terminus (16, 27, 29 & 37); both are around 10 minutes’ walk from Lauriston Castle.

Travel by Train: The nearest railway station is Edinburgh Haymarket, but Edinburgh Waverley Station in the city centre is more convenient for buses to Lauriston. The 29, 41, and 37 pass along Princes Street near to Waverley Station. A taxi ride takes about 25 minutes.

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