THE dinosaurs are invading west London next month, before heading out to rampage across the country for the rest of the year — all as part of new animatronic experience, Jurassic Kingdom. A total of 30 models and installations will be appearing in various parks, starting with the grounds of Osterley House in London.
Visitors can see a triceratops with its young and a diplodocus towering 16 metres up among the trees. A screeching pterosaur takes to the skies, a spitting pachycephalosaurus defends itself and l ast but never least, an 18 metre Tyrannosaurus Rex proves why it’s still the fearsome king.
Jurassic Kingdom opens on April 1 before touring the country until October, including stops in Bristol, Manchester, Blackpool, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds and Birmingham. Tickets cost from £11.50 for adults and £9.50 for children. Three-yearolds and under go free.
FROM vintage to vinyl, books to boutiques, it’s now easier to discover some of Nottingham’s best independent shops with the launch of a new trail.
Available as a free Guidigo app (www.guidigo.com) or a pocketsized fold-out map from the tourist information centre, the ‘Hidden’ trail picks out 10 areas in the city centre from the buzzing Old Market Square and quieter Cobden Chambers in Hockley to the West End Arcade, taking you past the cheese and beer of Flying Horse Walk, the Victorian music hall on St James’s Street and the Anglo-Saxon heart of the city at the Lace Market, along with enough clothes boutiques to refill your wardrobe.