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The UK’s largest dinosaur park, ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure just got better with the introduction of the interactive Valley Of The Dinosaurs. Be sure to download the ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure app ready to interact with the AR trail, alongside marvelling at the animatronic dinosaurs plus all the other activities that ROARR! has to offer.
Each of the children has had their own dinosaur phase as they went through childhood. Although thanks to the latest Jurassic World films they have continued interested in the beasts that once roamed the earth. So a visit to ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure is always a happy treat for them. This year getting the opportunity to take a look at the new Valley Of The Dinosaurs.
Valley of the Dinosaurs at ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure
Welcome to the exciting new interactive, immersive Jurassic trail in the Valley of the Dinosaurs at ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure in Norfolk. Featuring new animatronic dinosaurs for all prehistoric fans to enjoy, and will be transported back in time to a land where dinosaurs roamed freely. After experiencing all that Valley has to offer, including interactive AR points and a magic mirror where you can make Jurassic memories to take away.
Transforming and updating the previous Dinosaur Trail, the Valley Of The Dinosaurs now takes pride of place as you enter the main area of ROARR! A one-way trail takes you on a journey through the woodland to discover dinosaurs, animatronic dinosaurs and the AR points. Making the trail interactive for all ages and enabling kids to utilise tech along the way.
Valley of the Dinosaurs is home to 11 ROARR-some animatronic dinosaurs for all adventurers to meet. Visitors will be greeted by a statue of the park’s legendary Norfolk-born explorer Cornelius Weston-Smythe, the sanctuary owner for rescued dinosaurs.
Along the Valley Of The Dinosaurs, a number of the information boards by the dinos also feature a compass which when scanned using the ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure app will launch a game or quest to be completed.
- Download the ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure app
- Click Explore
- Select AR Trail under the search bar (if this is not there, exit the app and reload)
- As you find an AR compass select the corresponding point on the app
- Click view details, then view website
- Scan the compass and the game/quest will load
Given the location of ROARR! in Norfolk and the trail within the woodland it was wonderful to note that signal boosters had been placed along the way to help ensure as few tech hiccups as possible.
At the end of the Valley Of The Dinosaurs, you are able to capture a moment of your journey. Using the ‘Magic Mirror’ interactive screen you are able to choose from three different dinosaurs to have a snapshot taken with. After which can be either emailed to you or downloaded to your phone via the on-screen QR code.
Our thoughts on the Valley of the Dinosaurs at ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure
As firm fans of visiting the Norfolk-based attraction, the children loved getting to check out the newly upgraded trail. With dinosaurs relocated, new areas to discover, and field huts to hide in along the way, all with the added bonus of the AR trail. Something that the older two children were easily able to navigate, but wonderful to see them take Piglet under their wing to show her how to scan the compasses and take part in the games/quests – especially the opportunity to see who can ROARR! the loudest!
The majority of the Valley Of The Dinosaurs trail has been replaced with a tarmac path making it smoother and offering a more accessible space for pushchairs and wheelchair users. The last segment toward the magic mirror still has the original pathway which can be a little bumpy and uneven to navigate with wheels – it would be great to see if this is something that will also be upgraded in their off-season.
Book tickets for Valley of the Dinosaurs at ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure
A range of ticket options are available to order online for ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure. Always recommended to book online to ensure entry on your chosen date to avoid being turned away at the gate or fed to the dinosaurs (just kidding!).