How to have a roaring day out in Birmingham

Dinosaurs have returned to Birmingham!

With the arrival of Dippy at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the new release of Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom, there’s plenty of things going on in the city to ensure you have a roaring day out with the whole family.

Watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at Odeon Cinema

Grab some popcorn and prepare to be gripped to your seats with the new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at Odeon Cinema.

Having been three years since the theme park and luxury resort, Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. The Isla Nublar island sits abandoned by humans while the dinosaurs roam free and fend for themselves in the jungles. It’s only when the island’s dormant volcano begins to life that Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the dinosaurs from the life-threatening circumstances. The movie follows Owen and Claire as they try and find all the dinosaurs in a mission to keep them safe while uncovering a conspiracy that could return the plant to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times. It’s promises to be more terrifying than ever before.

Book your tickets here

If you’re feeling peckish after the film, Pizza Hut right next door are celebrating the release with two brand new pizzas including the Veggiesaurus and Meatysaurus. Prices from £10.40 to £18.15. Check out their menu here

Go visit Dippy the Dinosaur at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Natural History Museum’s famous Dippy the Diplodocus has stopped off on his road trip around the UK in Birmingham and you can book free tickets to see him!

Delighting visitors in London since 1905, the full skeleton cast is an impressive 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 4.25 metres high and will be displayed in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery until 9th September.

If you want to make the most of your trip to see Dippy, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery have got their own Dippy family room where you and the kids can enjoy jigsaws, dressing up and free colouring in activities to do before or after visiting Dippy. There’s even an opportunity to experience what it is like to be a palaeontologist in their dino dig excavation activity. This is £2 per child and can be booked here

Dippy on Tour is a free ticketed event. Advanced booking is advised, however there are plenty of walk in slots available if you fancy dropping in.

Hunt down some dinosaurs around the city centre with the Big In The City Dino Trail

Forget a bear hunt, it’s all about dinosaur hunting!

Over the summer, you and the whole family can get your explorer hats on and hunt down ten topiary dinosaurs around the city centre.

Find iconic prehistoric beasts such as the Stegosaurus, Diplodocus, Tyrranosaurus Rex and Velociraptor dotted around the Mailbox, Bullring and Grand Central, Great Western Arcade, Piccadilly Arcade and other popular shopping streets.

You can pick up a trail map and learn facts about the different beasts along the way. Find out where you can pick up your trail map here

Go see the world’s no.1 dinosaur show at Arena Birmingham

Ever wanted to know what it would feel like to have dinosaurs walking on the earth again, cue Walking with Dinosaurs at Arena Birmingham!

Seen by over 9 million people in over 250 cities around the world, this arena spectacular is back and is landing in Birmingham on 26-28th July.

The breath-taking production features 18 life-size dinosaurs using state of the art technology to make them walk, roar and fight for survival as the story of their 200-million-year reign on earth comes to life!

Including all your favourite dinos, the Stegosaurus, raptors and the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex!

This show is a must-see for all ages. Book your tickets here before they become extinct.

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