Last month we were invited to the launch of Dinosaurs In The Wild, the new immersive walk though experience at Greenwich Penninsula, London. Dinosaurs In The Wild transports visitors back in time to the cretaceous period and a world choked full of dinosaurs. With two dino obsessed little girls in tow we made our way up to London for the opening night to see if the experience at Time Base 67 would live up to expectations.
The Dinosaurs In The Wild experience is a short walk from North Greenwich station. We arrived and were issued our 'departure tags' and informed there are no bathrooms during the main event so we made sure the kids had visited the toilets while we waited in the tourist lounge for our ride back in time.
When our tags were called we headed through to a waiting lounge where we heard all about the history of time travel and the man who discovered it. The kids were really enthralled by the history and bought into it completely. We were then loaded into our time machines and whisked back in time. Little E kept taking her protective (3D) glasses off to see if it was all real and Little E was hanging onto her seat.
After a few near misses when our rover encountered some rogue dinosaurs but we made it unscathed to Time Base 67 - a Chronotex research station. The detail on the station was fantastic. There were monitors showing different parts of the compound which spanned across numerous underground levels.
We explored labs where a life size Alamosauraus heart was beating in a tank and we got to 'feel' dinosaur poo - Little E loved this but Little I thought it was disgusting and refused to have a go! Everything was labelled and detailed in minute detail. I could have spent all day in the first lab with the specimen bottles and jars.
We moved though the complex and experienced a dinosaur autopsy, watched dinosaur eggs hatch in the hatchery and came up close to some 'live' dinosaurs.
The whole way through our guides and the lab assistants and dino handlers were completely in character. They brought the experience to life and the kids really believed they were back in time.
The climax to the experience was the 'lookout' where we got to see the dinosaurs outside in the wild using our UV glasses and experience a dino emergency. I won't give too much away but it was actually quite scary! Little I who was just turning 4 at the time was petrified and 7yr old Little E was clinging to Husband as we exited the time station via the lock down process.
Looking at the website now it recommends the experience as suitable for 5yrs+ but be cautious if your child is sensitive because it really is edge of your seat stuff.
So how much does it cost to be an intrepid explorer? As you'd expect from a London attraction with such detail this is not a cheap experience. Adult admission is £29.50 each and kids £26 each or you buying a family admission ticket (2 adults and 2 kids) drops the price to £23.75 per person.
Dinosaurs In The Wild runs until 31st July 2018. Find out more here
We were invited to review Dinosaurs In The Wild free of charge but all opinions are my own
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