How much is it? Free
What age is it suitable for? Any
Where is it? Crystal Palace Park
Dinosaur obsessions tend to start young, so the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs offer a great day out for your budding paleontologists. The sculpture park is home to over 30 life-sized dinosaur models created in the 1850s by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, and are some of the earliest attempts to create realistic models of the creatures. It offers a great way to while away a sunny day as well as a genuinely fascinating view into history - both Jurassic and recent.
The park is a short walk from Crystal Palace station and is step-free, but paths and walkways are unpaved so can be muddy after rain. It's a good idea to plan ahead as it's a large space, but there are plenty of spaces for a picnic or short break, as well as a children's playground nearby.
You'll learn more about each type of dinosaur as you walk through the park, and the descriptions are designed to be accessible for young children, with lots of interesting facts and information to learn along the way.
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