Get ready for a roar some summer in the city with a FREE dinosaur trail

Get ready for a roar-some summer in the city centre with a FREE city centre wide dinosaur trail.

With the arrival of Dippy the Dinosaur at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, you and the family will be able to continue your prehistoric adventure by hunting down ten eye-catching topiary dinosaurs across the city centre.

The Big In The City Dino Trail will be completed by Thursday, June 7 and will stay in Birmingham until September to entertain shoppers and tourists of all ages.

You will be able to pick up trail maps and hunt down all 10 topiary dinosaurs, learning facts about the different beasts along the way through the map and at each dinosaur display including Velociraptor, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex. You can download the map here

The dinosaurs can be spotted at the city’s popular shopping locations such as Bullring and Grand Central, The Mailbox, John Lewis, New Street, High Street, Corporation Street, Great Western Arcade and Piccadilly Arcade.

Pride of place will be given to a Diplodocus in Victoria Square near Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; the summer home to its more famous namesake.

There will also be a star prize of £500 worth of shopping vouchers up for grabs during the trail. All you will have to do is take a selfie with all ten of the ornamental reptiles using the hashtag #DippyOnTour and tagging @shoppinginbham in a multiple-image Instagram post. For terms and conditions, please click here

Lisa Williams, Head of Branch at John Lewis Birmingham and Retail BID Board Director, said: “The interest in Dippy the Dinosaur’s visit to Birmingham has been incredible and the BID’s Dino Trail is another way of entertaining visitors of all ages who will be making their way to the museum for a family day out.

“With ten topiary dinosaurs on display right across the city centre, this is a great way of showcasing all the great shopping and dining options in Birmingham. I can’t wait to see the dinosaurs released from their shipping crates and families enjoying a prehistoric selfie!”

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