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On August 8th we went for a family day out to Roarr! Dinosaur adventure which is an attraction in Norfolk. We were gifted tickets for myself and Darren to take Faith and our grandson Keaton. We payed for an extra ticket so that Chloe could come too. It worked out really well as it was Keatons 1st birthday so it was a lovely way to celebrate the day.
Well as you can imagine from the name, there are lots of dinosaurs! There are two trails and a maze where you can spot the dinosaurs and plenty of photo opportunities!
There are lots of play areas as well, all with a dino theme. There is normally an indoor play area too but this was closed due to COVID (more on this in the COVID-19 section). One of our favourite attractions was the splash zone. It was a boiling hot day so getting to cool off in there was amazing. Even though Faith is at the tween age, she also loved the splash zone and enjoyed getting absolutely soaked from standing under the big bucket that pours out!
They also have a high ropes which Faith was mega excited about having a go on. Smaller kids can use it if accompanied by an adult too. She did really well for her first ever go at anything like this. There is also a sand pit where dino skeletons are under the sand to be discovered by young archaeologists. Keaton really enjoyed this.
There are also animals to see as well! They have a lovely selection of animals such as guinea pigs , wallabys, goats and a snake. If this was not enough there is also mini golf too! We were really pleased with how much there was to do at Roarr. Far more than I ever imagined. We didn’t quite get to everything and a few attractions were closed (COVID) so there is definitely enough to fill a day.
COVID-19 safety measures
Roarr are doing a terrific job at keeping everyone safe at the park. They have staggered entrance times to avoid large groups of people all in the same place at the same time. They have also reduced the numbers allowed in the park.
There are hand sanitiser stands placed at numerous points in the park for people to use. They are serving food and drink but only to take away and enjoy outside. Popular attractions such as the splash zone had to be booked once you arrived. That way they could make sure that there were not too many people gathered together at any one time.
The dinosaur character, Dippy, still performed on the stage and then instead of close up photos there was still an opportunity to get a photograph safely with Dippy behind a barrier.
Of course we as visitors need to follow the rules and keep to social distancing while there too. On our visit we were really pleased at how sensible everyone was. As I mentioned earlier there were a few attractions closed such as the indoor play area and the deer safari. However, there was still lots to do and enjoy.
What you need to know
- Roarr is located in Lenwade which is in Norfolk. The postcode for satnav is: NR9 5JW.
- Current entrance prices are £16.50 for anyone over 90cm, free for under 90cm and £8.25 for registered disabled.
- Food and drink are available to eat outside in the park. Prices are difficult to explain as what one thinks is expensive, another sees as reasonable. We didn’t buy food but we did get a can of coke which was £1.75
- You are allowed to take your own food and drinks into the park and there are plenty of lovely picnic spots available.
- The grounds were kept very clean and tidy.
- Bring towels and swimming things for the kids if you plan to use the splash pool.
- All staff which we met on the day were very friendly, helpful and welcoming.
- Make sure that you have a good battery life on your phone or camera or bring a power bank. There are so many great photo opportunities, you will be snapping away all day!
We had a fantastic day out at Roarr Dinosaur Adventure. It was the first time that we had ever visited, but it will not be the last. We are already planning our next trip once Keaton gets a little older.