“Oh really scary mummy” he whispered entering the large entrance hall.
Huge animatronic dinosaurs making us feel small.
Dwarfed by the giants which towered above,
My toddlers eyes soon widening with a whole lot of love.
A Tyrannosaurus and a Triceratops greet you inside,
However, beyond all that cool stuff he saw a “SLIDE”.
It was a big slide though – I have to admit,
Crowning the soft play and the coloured ball pit.
We scrambled up some foam steps and across a rope bridge,
Squeezing through every cranny, nook and ridge.
We chased through mirrors and span on disks,
Whilst I scanned the next part assessing the risks.
At nearly 30, soft play isn’t as fun for me,
But is was adapted well for adults from what I could see.
I didn’t get wedged anywhere whilst I ducked and dived,
Making it out the other end – I had survived!
Needing to rest and gain back the energy i’d lost,
We went for a drink which was a reasonable cost.
One free drink for an adult plus an additional for my boy,
Plus a slice of cake big enough for us both to enjoy.
With change from a fiver I didn’t feel stung,
Savouring the tasty rich chocolate as it melt on my tongue.
After refuelling in the fossil cafe we went to explore,
The next part of our adventure proved a big score.
An interactive sandpit like no other I’ve seen,
With bright lights above projecting a scene.
Digging low produces water projected on the sand,
Whilst mounting it high saw a volcano surrounding by land.
The director of the Dinotropolis also made himself known,
Interacting sweetly with the children that were playing alone.
Helping us by finding the swimming Plesiosaur,
Found cleverly by digging away at the shore.
Fossil hunting was the next part of our exciting day,
Digging for remains was stimulating and a great sensory play.
The next part was absolutely my favourite bit,
And not because it was another opportunity to sit.
We sat quietly colouring dinosaurs with normal paper and pens,
Before it was brought to life before us by a clever lens.
The dinosaur we’d just created was now on a screen,
Stomping and roaring whilst walking the scene.
We ended our afternoon racing go-carts around a track,
With my toddler son questioning when we’d be back.
There was another room with lasers featuring an interactive game,
But my toddlers scared of the dark which is a bit of a shame.
The entry is £15 for children plus £5 for an adult too,
Including a cold drink or a streaming hot brew.
I recommend Dinotropolis for a child aged 3 and more,
To take full advantage of the facilities and have a ROAARRR!
Please note this was a collaborative post.
For more information or to view the fossil cafes menu, please visit Dinotropolis, Bluewater.
For more family days and where to eat out check out my days out guide.