A Jurassic Day Out in Cathedral Quarter 2024

20/07/2024, 11am - 4pm

Welcome to A Jurassic Day out in Cathedral Quarter!

The biggest FREE Dinosaur event in Derbyshire, funded by the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District

Meet the stars of the show in the Market Place arena today!

  • Zeus – the largest walking T-Rex in Europe!
  • Emily Bronty – the Brontosaurus with a 15ft long neck!
  • Tank – the gentle giant Triceratops!

You can also train to be a Dinosaur Ranger where you can learn how to look after and control the wild dinosaurs!


Timetable for the day

Market Place Arena

11:00am – 11.20am Dinosaur Ranger Training
11.30am – 11.50am Tank the Triceratops
12.10pm – 12.30pm Dinosaur Ranger Training
12.40pm – 1:00pm Zeus The T-Rex
1.10pm – 1.30pm Emily Bronty the Brontosaurus
1.40pm – 2:00pm Dinosaur Ranger Training
2.10pm – 2.30pm Tank the Triceratops
2.40pm – 3:00pm Dinosaur Ranger Training
3.10pm – 3.30pm Emily Bronty the Brontosaurus
3.40pm – 4:00pm Zeus The T-Rex


The Hatchery – The Waterfall

Visit the adorable Baby Dinosaur Nursery! Meet sleepy Dinosaur hatchlings and learn how to care for Dinosaur Eggs!

11.30am – 12:00pm
12.30am – 1:00pm
1.30pm – 2:00pm
2.30pm – 3:00pm
3.30pm – 4:00pm


Roaming the Streets (Sadler Gate/Corn Market/Iron Gate)

Have a stroll around the streets of Cathedral Quarter and see if you come across some of these other prehistoric characters!

11:00am – 11.20am Baby Dinosaurs
11.30am – 11.50am Raptor
12.10pm – 12.30pm Baby Dinosaurs
12.40pm – 1:00pm Carnotaurus
1.10pm – 1.30pm Baby Dinosaurs
1.40pm – 2:00pm Baby Dinosaurs
2.10pm – 2.30pm Raptor
3.10pm – 3.30pm Carnotaurus


Cory The Talking Dinosaur – Triangle

Cory the Chatterbox is a talking Dilophosaurus Dinosaur… We don’t know where he gets his energy from, but we’re certain you’re going to love him!

11.30am – 12:00pm
12.30am – 1:00pm
1.30pm – 2:00pm
2.30pm – 3:00pm


Take part in these great FREE activities all day!

Dino Dig 

Calling all young explorers and budding palaeontologists! Are you ready to embark on an epic adventure to uncover prehistoric treasures? Buried in the sand are two mighty Dinosaur fossils. Grab a brush and dive into the excavation to discover what lies beneath!

Dino World Trail 

Grab your smartphone and embark on the ultimate adventure with the Dino World Trail! Get set to unleash the magic as you crack open ten mystical eggs, each with a surprise dinosaur waiting to be discovered in augmented reality!

Locate the special QR codes in business windows and scan them to watch dinosaur characters come to life before your eyes! Once you’ve befriended all ten dinos and posed for selfies with them, you unlock a treasure trove of free digital prizes! So let the adventure begin!

Crafting with Scraggy Moo 

Get ready for a roaring good time with Scraggy Moo and take part in a Jurassic crafting adventure! Create your very own dinosaur-themed souvenirs that you can proudly take home and show off to your friends and family. Get ready for a dino-mite time filled with laughter, creativity and let’s make some roaring memories together!


Unleash your wild side and visit our face painting stand! Our talented face painters are here to turn your faces into the fiercest of dinosaurs. Don’t miss out on the dino-mite fun – come and get your faces painted and let the prehistoric party begin!

Derby Poetry Festival Workshop

Join Derby Poetry Festival in this drop-in prehistoric poetry workshop. Dig for ‘Word Bones’ and create your own mini-poem and become a rhyme-a-saurus!

RSVP to our event here – https://www.facebook.com/events/380775520984906


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