Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure – October Half Term 2020!
Long term fans of Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure it didn’t take much persuasion to entice us back for a trip this Halloween October Half term and despite choosing the rainiestday day of the week we had a glorious time as per usual! Just a wet, glorious time as opposed the sunshine day we spent there back in August which feels not very far away at all in memory yet of course we are in a whole new season and where much has changed in the colour of the leaves, much has also changed on park!
COVID is still unfortunately very present and at the forefront of safety measures for Roarr just as it was in the summer but with time they have slicked the way in which they are handling the situation. It’s become second nature to all of us of course and places like Roarr! are exactly the same. Their rules, sanitising stations and social distancing measures are still in place and very welcome they are too. Butt now they seem far more rehearsed and well delivered. They have also opened up some indoor spaces, with special measures in place, who h could not have been the case over the summer and on this trip we got to enjoy the Dynamite indoor soft play, albeit with a timed hour slot (which costs £1.50 per person at weekends and school holidays) and with a much reduced capacity (just like the park as a whole). It meant for us that we had no trouble in getting a table unlike usual and it felt calmer all round which we all appreciated. I like that they’re open and can do it because they clean before and after each slot. On a rainy day like today it was lovely to have the indoor fun to look forward to and likewise made lunch far easier that they have opened a separate indoor space for picnics. The indoor picnic area does require you to clean your own table (I always have anti bac wipes on me but might be worth remembering to pack some if you don’t).
As I’m sharing my top tips I have to pass on one that plenty of friends told me this week – the ones who visited Roarr! before us said IF you are visiting this week (the Halloween fun is on until Sunday) then an absolute must is to get in the queue and see the werewolf early doors because that queue gets BUSY! We did as we were bid and loved it but indeed watched the queue get larger afterwards so were so pleased we had listened. The immersove hunt for the werewolf in the woods is led by a guide (for us a spooky Priest) and there’s more than a few scares and surprises along the way with the ending being the most jumpy. But totally suitable for children of course and fun!
Other Halloweeny offerings (3 more days to enjoy – booking on line in advance is a MUST) other Halloweeny elements I clude Dippy and his friends having some spooky fun across the park! Join Vincent the Vampire at the Graveyard for some spooky Halloween tales, guests can enjoy individual craft tables to create some Halloween Witch Crafts with Bobble-de-boop the Witch (1 per child), you can also take the our trail to find the Blue Skeleton Parts – where a Halloween prize can be won.
We loved the festive edge for Halloween but of course still enjoyed copious amounts of regular fun on the farm, high ropes (do book a slot early – unlike us and we nearly missed out entirely – because this is worth your ticket price alone), playground fun, archaeological digging, Go Kart racing, mini golfing and loads more! Obviously the splash zone is out for the season (we still got wet) but aside from that everything is running and open despite special measures.
Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure do always do very well at an inclusive dayy out which engages all ages and this half term was no different. Will we be back? You bet’cha!
We were gifted tickets for our visit.