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Dino Park

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Address: Carrutherstown | Hetland Garden Centre, Dumfries DG1 4JX, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1387 840632
Description:

Southern Scotland's best dinosaur experience is open.

Step back 150 million...

Southern Scotland's best dinosaur experience is open.

Step back 150 million years and discover the giants who roamed the earth.

Take a trip through the Dino Mine, hear stories and facts in the Dino Den, dig for fossils, have fun on our bouncy dinosaur and much more!

A great day out for all the family!

 

We are open 7 days a week, 10am - 5pm from 28th March to 1st November 2015.

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Dinosaur mad grandson's treat

My grandsons aged 11and 9 love Dino park and ask to come on a regular basis to look for differences. We all have a great time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Annan, United Kingdom
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Annan, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My grandsons aged 11and 9 love Dino park and ask to come on a regular basis to look for differences. We all have a great time.

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Thank Jacky C
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

1st off I'll apologise that I never wrote this review earlier as we visited back at the end of September. I'll admit I was a bit sceptical about the park, it looked small and lacking in features, however I was pleasantly surprised. The park is not large and you could easily have everything done within an hour but don't write... More 

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Northern Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great family day out reasonably priced lots of dinosaurs staff very friendly there was bouncy castle and play area

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Thank fizzyapplelaces
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Took our 4 year old and 2 year old grandchildren to Dino Park last weekend. Wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. There is plenty of different activities for children but would be best appreciated on a dry day. Entry to the park was reasonably cheap and will keep kids occupied for several... More 

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Thank Bob N
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Typical Garden Centre Dining. Good for children and wholesome Not spectacular The Garden Centre itself worth a visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Very good afternoon. My kids loved it (aged 8 and 3). Very friendly staff. Reasonably priced. You need it to be a dry day to get the best out of the park. Would definitely visit again if we are in the area.

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Thank Marc R
East Lothian, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Loved the staff - upbeat and great service. Could not do enough for you and I particularly loved the way that doggie treats were shared with anyone who brought their canine friends in with them...that's such a pleasure to see - too many sniffy shops for sure. I don't have a dog - but that does not mean I don't... More 

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Thank Heather S
HetlandCentre, Manager at Dino Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. I would just like to clarify for any visitors reading this post that dogs are welcome in the Garden Centre but are not allowed into the Tea Room or the Dino Park. In the Dino Park we issue all day passes so you can pop in and out to check / walk your... More 

Alloa, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I looked up dino park before visiting the area, and must admit, I was a bit sceptical about a dino park at the back of a garden centre, but thought my daughters might enjoy it. I was however pleasantly surprised. The staff were all friendly and welcoming, happy to chat with you and one lady even offered to read a... More 

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HetlandCentre, Manager at Dino Park, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to do a review. Really pleased that you were pleasantly surprised! More 

Beith, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Took my two kids aged 9 and 7 to dino park and we had a great time. £13 pounds to get in was good value for money, the park was clean, tidy and well laid out, the staff were friendly and helpful. The dinosaurs made a lot of noise and the play areas were good and well maintained, all in... More 

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Thank Andy G
HetlandCentre, Manager at Dino Park, responded to this review

Thanks for the review it's great to hear that children of 7 and 9 enjoy their visits as sometimes visitors think its only for younger children. More 

Isle of Bute, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The whole family enjoyed our second trip to Dino Park and it is great to see the new additions to the park. The staff were lovely and very patient with the kids. I loved the fairy garden and found it inspirational as I was looking for ideas for my own garden. I even bought some fairy ornaments to take home... More 

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Thank Ann D
HetlandCentre, Manager at Dino Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for doing a review. I'm glad you enjoyed all aspects of your visit. Good luck with your own fairy garden. More 

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