Dino Live proves a roaring success as thousands flock to Royal Victoria Place

PUBLISHED: 09:19 09 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:19 09 August 2017

Dino Live at Royal Victoria Place

Dino Live at Royal Victoria Place


The Tunbridge Wells shopping centre’s event has already welcomed some 175,000 visitors

Some 175,000 visitors have already flocked to west Kent’s largest shopping centre for its unique dinosaur event.

Dino Live at Royal Victoria Place in Tunbridge Wells runs throughout the school holidays until Bank Holiday Monday on August 28, and is described as a first for Kent.

The first weekend saw a 10 per cent increase in visitors on last year, as visitors were taken on a journey spanning more than 250 million years.

The event consists of a series of scenes located throughout the shopping centre where the dinosaurs are displayed in environments replicating their natural habitat.

Visitors are able to enjoy the thrill of being able to get close and personal with the famous and fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex, plus other life size dinosaurs to include the Ceratosaurus, Iguanodon and the aptly named Kentrosaurus.

Children can enjoy even more fun by having their photo taken with a baby T-Rex and each weekend throughout August the ‘Dino Draw’ workshop will allow them to get creative and learn more about their prehistoric favourites.

Marc Burchett, marketing manager of Royal Victoria Place said: “Dino Live has proved to be a big hit during its opening week and has really exceeded our expectations.

“We have seen not only local families come to see the event but also visitors from across the south east region.

“The dinosaurs are certainly proving to be very popular and it’s great to see the smiles on the faces of everyone that sees them.”

Karen Pengelly, Royal Tunbridge Wells Town Centre manager added: “It’s great to see that Royal Victoria Place are staging such a high profile and engaging event through the all-important summer holiday period.

“The fact that the event is enjoyable, informative and fun too will make it deservedly a must see for families.

“Town centres have to work hard to attract visitors and Dino Live is a great reason to visit Tunbridge Wells this summer.”

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