You can’t miss Jurassic Journey in Great Yarmouth as you walk down the seafront. The dinosaur trying to escape through the building is a big giveaway. The TWT family are all big fans of dinosaur attractions (read about our favourites here) so we were keen to check out Jurassic Journey’s take on a popular theme.
What can You Expect from Jurassic Journey in Great Yarmouth?
We were pleased with what we found. Jurassic Journey has all the classic attractions of a dinosaur theme park (fossil hunt, animatronics, noises, so on and so forth) in an indoor setting.
Many of the dinosaurs are static but they are displayed well and the quiz sheet we were given when we arrived kept things interesting. The questions were a bit tough for our two under 4s but Ted is always willing to learn.
There were plenty of photo opportunities along the route. All the classics were there, including getting eaten by a dinosaur and hatching from a giant egg.
The fossil dig area was one of the best we’ve encountered. The children were able to dig for, collect and identify their own genuine fossils. They were allowed to keep one of each of the three types too. In this area a member of staff was on hand to help with the process. He also introduced Ted to a newly hatched dinosaur.
I was concerned that the indoor setting might feel claustrophobic and too scary for the children but fortunately we didn’t experience any problems. They had even thought to provide an alternative route so you didn’t have to walk past the moving T-rex. The kids were fine but they have been scared by moving dinosaurs in the past (as have I) so it was good to see.
The staff are a major asset to Jurassic Journey. Everyone we encountered was really friendly and knowledgeable. They all took the time to engage with the kids.
Ted (aged 3) liked the T-rex and digging for fossils. Ted did not like (or was at least unsure of) the puppet dinosaur baby. Miss May (aged 1) liked the soft play. Miss May did not like spending too much time near the T-rex.
Jurassic Journey in Great Yarmouth – Amenities
You have to exit via the gift shop which sells all the usual dinosaur stuff. The ticket price also includes entry to the soft play in the neighbouring pub/restaurant and a discount on food.
There is no on site parking and parking in the town car parks can be quite expensive so plan ahead.
Jurassic Journey in Great Yarmouth – Pricing
The price structure is fairly simple, under 3s are free and over 3s cost £9 per person. There are concessions available and a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) is discounted to £32.
When to Visit Jurassic Journey in Great Yarmouth
Our children are not yet at school so we always try to visit attractions during term time. This meant it was very quiet during our visit.
I would avoid peak times as much as possible as I imagine it gets very noisy and crowded. (I’m imagining it’s like the dinosaur bit of Natural History Museum in London.) Google has a great tool for letting you know busy times.
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What else is there to do in Great Yarmouth?
Great Yarmouth has a whole host of family activities ranging from free to pricey. These include a fab SEALife Centre, amusements and endless options for crazy golf. Of course you could just go to the beach.