Jurassic Kingdom, Newcastle – What you need to know (PREVIEW)

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Jurassic Kingdom, a national tour featuring around 30 life-size prehistoric creatures, continues its journey around the UK next week with a visit to Newcastle. My Boys Club have been invited along, and we also have a family ticket for the Jurassic Kingdom, worth £38, up for grabs too, in our giveaway. (Now closed)

Jurassic Kingdom is aimed at children, young people, and their families, with over 30 animated dinosaurs with electronic moving parts on display. Like lots of children, my boys are big fans of dinosaurs, they loved the BrickDinos exhibition they went to see earlier this year; the fossils and replica dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum in London, and even just walking along the Jurassic Coastline in Dorset

Jurassic Kingdom, Newcastle – What you need to know

They are really looking forward to seeing the animatronics which we've read will include arms moving up and down, tails swaying side-to-side, heads moving up and down, eyes blinking and jaws opening wide with roaring sound effects. I’m hoping that it’s going to be both educational and entertaining and that we'll have a fun afternoon out next weekend.


We went and had a really good time - see what we saw here ...

Leazes Park, Newcastle

The outdoor dinosaur experience has already been to London, Birmingham, Manchester, Blackpool, and Glasgow and will head to Leeds after its ten days in Newcastle, where it will descend on the city's oldest park. 

Jurassic Kingdom, Newcastle – What you need to know

Leazes Park with a tranquil lake is usually a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. However, next week, in the oldest green space in Newcastle, you’ll be able to explore and uncover epic life-sized replica dinosaurs from everybody’s favourite, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and Triceratops to flying reptiles like pterosaurs as they blend into the paths, ponds, gardens, woodlands and greenery of the park.

The Dinosaur Experience

This is the first outdoor dinosaur experience of its kind in the UK. As well as the animatronic dinosaurs, children should also have the chance to dig up dinosaur bones in an excavation scene. There will also be an education marquee showing BBC documentaries about on a large projection screen, where you can learn more about how dinosaurs lived, millions of years ago. And for an additional fee, there will be an opportunity to hire virtual reality headsets with simulator chair, for dinosaur-related digital experiences 

Jurassic Kingdom, Newcastle – What you need to know

Jurassic Kingdom, Newcastle – What you need to know

For a full list of the replica dinosaurs, you might come face-to-face with, click here 

Jurassic Kingdom – Newcastle - What You Need to Know

When is Jurassic Kingdom coming to Newcastle?

Jurassic Kingdom opens on the 22nd September 2017 and closes on the 1st October 2017.

What time is Jurassic Kingdom?

It will be open daily from 10am to 6pm daily with last entry at 5pm. Tickets are bought for a specific time slot however once inside you can stay as long as you like.

Where is Jurassic Kingdom in Newcastle?

It will be at Leazes Park, Richardson Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4BJ

Does everyone need a ticket?

Children aged 2 and under enter free and do not need a ticket. Child tickets are for ages 3-16. 

How much does a Jurassic Kingdom ticket cost?

Online prices: Adult £11.50 / Child £9.50 / Concessions £10.50 / Family Ticket £38
On the door prices: Adult £13.00 / Child £11.00 / Concessions £12.00 / Family Ticket £44
Please Note: Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. 

Is Jurassic Kingdom accessible?

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 do have a few steps and some uneven flooring as it is in a public park site. Teams will be onsite are ready to assist any wheelchair users where possible and offer route guidance and advice to help everyone enjoy the event and make the most of their visit.

Are Dogs allowed on site?

Only guide dogs are permitted.

Is there anywhere to store belongings?

No. 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. 

How do I Get to Jurassic Kingdom in Newcastle?

Travel By Car: Follow signs to the RVI (Royal Victoria Infirmary) and then the Leazes Wing which brings you onto Richardson Road. The entrance to Leazes Park is a few yards south of the RVI Leazes Wing entrance. To retain the peace of the park, there is no parking within the grounds but there are local pay and display car parks close to the venue. Please note, parking is very limited so we strongly advise using public transport to avoid causing major traffic jams.
Travel by Bus: Numbers 15, 16, 32 and 50 all stop on Richardson Road.
Travel by Metro: The nearest metro stations to Leazes Park are Haymarket and St James.

Jurassic Kingdom, Newcastle – What you need to know

Good luck if you enter!

What's your favourite dinosaur?

Deb x

Disclosure: We have not yet been to a Jurassic Kingdom event, but we have received a complimentary family ticket to attend Jurassic Kingdom when it is in Newcastle next week, and the organisers are also providing the competition prize. Photography and images of the event have been supplied by the organisers.


  1. I think I'd have to say my favourite was a stegosaurus!

  2. Deacan flynnSeptember 16, 2017

    thesaurus, or maybe there's another name for it...

  3. I think ours is Tyrannosaurus Rex :0)

  4. Donna HarrisonSeptember 16, 2017


  5. Karen ScrowtherSeptember 16, 2017

    Diplodocus is our fave, just the type you'd draw if asked to draw a dinosaur!

  6. Tyrannosaurus Rex

  7. Michelle KinseySeptember 17, 2017

    My favourite is an Ankylosaurus, my little boy's favourite is Dimetrodon

  8. Diplodocus - because they look so friendly

  9. Diplodocus because that's the one I remember from infant school and was also veggie like me!

  10. My favourite is Velociraptor :D

  11. pterodactyl cause they can fly

  12. Diplodocus as i just like the name

  13. Steph DouglasSeptember 19, 2017

    pteradactyl ( they terrify me).

  14.  Albertosaurus is 1 of my favourite x

  15. Malcolm MoranSeptember 19, 2017