Why you should spend an evening Walking with Dinosaurs

We review the live arena spectacular that’s larger than life




From Steven Spielberg’s classic ‘Jurassic Park’ to the loveable Rex in ‘Toy Story,’ our love and curiosity for dinosaurs has never become extinct.


But, as enjoyable as these movies are, the thought of coming face-to-face with one of these pre-historic creatures has been nothing but a pipe dream… until now!

From the Triassic to the Cretaceous, Walking with Dinosaurs Live takes you and your brood back in time to a period where unruly giants ruled the earth.

Budding palaeontologists will scream with delight as they watch a seven-metre Tyrannosaurus Rex battle a predator to protect her young, or watch a heard of herbivore plateosaurus’ feed on fresh plantation.

Not only do these gone-but-not-forgotten colossal creatures invade the 02 in a larger than life manner, but they reach out into the audience on various occasions, roaring in the face of every man, woman, and child (Warning: Some dads may get scared!).

But, it’s not just lots of mechanically operated giants stomping around, leaving you feeling as if you’ve jumped into a time machine and travelled to a long forgotten world.

This mesmerising production is expertly narrated by a keen palaeontologist who explains not only how the dinosaurs came to be, but also how they feed, hunt, and adapt to keep up with the ever-changing planet.

The landscape changes with the different species as they evolve, making it easy to get lost in the budding trees, fiery volcanoes and heavy rain. It’s really feels as if you’re on the front line with these giants.

With 20 different species, from Stegosaurus to Brachiosaurus, to be awed at, these life-size, animatronic beasts boggle the eyes while telling the story of their 200 million year domination of life on earth.

Although high-tech, animated puppetry, the dinosaurs – with their scaly skin, terrifying teeth and sharp, agile movements, give these icons a realism that no museum could ever dream off.

It brings history to life in a way that will entice, inform, and entertain your children, and possibly spark a whole new depth of interest into the beloved dinosaur.

From toddlers to teenagers, the show is bound to strike a cord with your children, much like the tectonic changes that hit the earth. It teams the impressiveness of technology with the delicateness of the arts to show the power and legacy of these amazing creatures in a show that leaves you wanting more.

Would we say it was a roaring success… well, definitely!

Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular, based on the BBC television series, is brought to the UK by Global Creatures.

On a nationwide tour, tickets range from £25 – £49, buy yours here!

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