Brought to you by Leeds BID, the Jurassic Trail will fulfil all the kids’ dino fantasies…
The summer holidays are finally here, but fear not because we’ve got the perfect way for you to keep them entertained. From Saturday 27th July to Sunday 1st September 2019, Leeds will be invaded by giant, animatronic dinosaurs. There are five of them in total and they make up the Leeds Jurassic Trail, a family-friendly jaunt around Leeds that brings together life-like dinos, kids’ activities and unmissable offers.
See an Apatosaurus and feast at East 59th
If you’re our lucky winner, your adventure will begin in Victoria Leeds. Here you’ll find one of the most peaceful dinosaurs of the prehistoric world – the Apatosaurus. It’s a long-necked herbivore, a gentle giant, and you can see it up close because they’ve got a moving, roaring replica that’s 11 metres long. While you’re there, stop by John Lewis to enter their Build a LEGO® dinosaur competition and jump on the virtual reality simulator and step into the Jurassic world (for you, it’s free, because we’re including 4 tickets in your prize).
Afterwards, treat the whole family to a delicious feed at East 59th. The kids can make the most of Jurassic-themed mains, like the Pterodactyl Wings (juicy poached chicken wings and fries), before they dig into a delicious dessert – anyone for a Stegosaurus Sundae? They’ll even get their own little mocktail. And parents can enjoy a 2-course brunch with eggs any which way, Japanese crispy chicken or an iceberg wedge salad, all washed down with a cocktail before you order dessert.
Follow the trail and indulge in the ultimate dessert
You’ve got an action-packed day ahead of you! Kirkgate Market is next, so stop by to see their immense Carnotaurus and partake in their dino-obsessed activities. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of their walking, roaring, roaming dinosaur at Leeds Corn Exchange, but even if you miss it, you can still make the most of their family-friendly events. Then it’s off to Trinity Leeds, where two more dinosaurs await. The 18-metre T-Rex is impossible to miss, but they also have their very own caged Velociraptors in Trinity Kitchen and they’re terrifyingly good.
There’s one more dinosaur to seek out, but before you do, you have to check out Crepe Affaire, because that’s the final part of your prize. You can treat the whole family to pancakes and milkshakes (or coffees and smoothies, if you prefer). Would it be too much to have an Oreo® crepe and an Oreo® milkshake in the same sitting? Surely not! And once you’re done, hot-foot it over to The Merrion Centre where a 7-metre Triceratops awaits.
Enter now for a chance to WIN