This weekend we headed to Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure Park for Fantasy February, during half-term week. Since we last visited there have been quite a few welcomed changes to the park, with more on the way!
With Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure Park in Norfolk being just over an hour from us, it makes it one of the best days out for dinosaur obsessed little ones. Roarr! Is the perfect day out for the whole family, with something to keep everyone entertained regardless of age; and in all weathers too.
What’s There to Do?
Roaar! Dinosaur Adventure Park is absolutely jam-packed with things to discover and go on adventures. One of the first areas you will come across is the outdoor play area, which has everything from swings, slides, a zip wire, under 7’s area with trampoline, obstacle courses and even a slide that goes through a giant dinosaur.
There is also an indoor soft play area, which is most little children’s heaven. Within the soft play area there are also a few slides, one of which is a vertical drop so perhaps for the older children! Joshua loved the wave slide and it soon became his favourite within the soft play, with him queuing around 7 times in a row. Within the Dynomite soft play, there is also a café which has some pretty good family deals. For example, you can grab a meal deal that will feed 2 adults and 2 children for just £20.
Another great thing about Roarr! Is that there is so much included within the price and very few things that are paid extras. Mini golf is always a favourite of ours whenever it’s nearby on a day out or holiday. It’s really good fun and kept us all entertained.
When we last visited, Joshua was too little for the go-karts, but this time we gave them ago. I grabbed one of the double seaters first and drove around the circuit, with Joshua giggling away next to me. Joshua couldn’t wait to get in one on his own and whiz around – even if he did end up stuck at one point!
The dinosaur trail is the main attraction to the park which runs through the woods. There is a path that winds up through the woodland and whilst on the walk you will explore many dinosaurs with lots of information boards to learn about them. Along this walk is where you will get quite a few of the stamps for your activity book, to get a medal at the end.
One of the newer additions is The Predator High Ropes. Unfortunately, it was closed during our visit but is something we definitely want to experience next time!
As far as I can see, the Deer Safari is the only paid extra however it is very cheap at around £1.50 per person. You get the chance to ride in the safari trucks to see and feed some deer from the side. This is a great experience for children and adults who like getting up close to animals.
If you would like to see (and pet!) some more animals, there is the Small Animals Encounter Barn. Upon the entrance you can walk through a little zoo, where you can see pigs, ducks, wallabies, goats and more. Inside the building there are reptiles, rabbits and guinea pigs with a few chances to get up close with the animals during the day.
During the day, you are bound to work up an appetite, so you will be pleased to hear that there are plenty of places to eat around the park. There is a café in Dynomite, which serves burgers, hot dogs, bacon rolls etc – typical soft play food but nice all the same! This is where we chose to eat, and Joshua is such a fussy eater and demolished his food in minutes.
There is also a stall that serves fish and chips and ice cream, along with a restaurant that serves more pub-style meals. These are both located next to the Small Animals Encounter Barn, which is perfect after walking the dinosaur trail.
If you prefer to bring along your own food, there are also a few picnic spots scattered across the park too.
It was also lovely to see, being a two-dad family, that there were brilliant changing facilities. When Joshua was in nappies, we used to have to settle with changing Joshua on dirty floors. However, it was great to see that Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure Park had changing facilities in every bathroom.
While the entire park is accessible for pushchairs, I don’t think it would be easy for wheelchairs. However, you are able to rent our mobility scooters would should make the day much more enjoyable for those who need it. Just don’t make the same mistake that we do every single time we visit, by walking around the dinosaur trail backwards. If you walk through the woods from the starting point, it will be down hill some of the way, however going backwards means you have a steep hill to climb!
Lastly, there is also a gift shop that is stocked with everything you can imagine from dinosaur books, t-shirts, mugs, toys to even children’s furniture!
Disclosure – We were gifted tickets to visit the park in return for this honest review.