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Dino Park

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

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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Worth visiting if your passing

Worth a visit if you have dino mad kids! Lovely, well kept grounds with Dinosaurs and Secret Fairy Garden. Amazing staff, one woman read the kids some dinosaur stories sitting on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit if you have dino mad kids! Lovely, well kept grounds with Dinosaurs and Secret Fairy Garden. Amazing staff, one woman read the kids some dinosaur stories sitting on the trampoline! Easy Access through the garden centre, reasonably priced entrance fee.

Thank Pick1es
Prestonpans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day with the family, well worth the admission money, we were pleasantly surprised, very friendly staff and nice relaxing cafe area, a great place to spend time with the kids if you are in the area.

Thank CraigDouglas
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've popped into the Dino Park a couple of times whilst visiting Dumfries. I wouldn't say it's worth travelling a great distance for but if you're in the area then definitely drop in. It's accessed through the garden centre where you can get the usual soup, sandwich lunch items. We've visited a couple of times and have taken 30mins to... More 

Thank lynhai
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Price is reasonable for familys. Lovely walk around the dino park. Small play area and bouncy castle. Great that wristband allows you to pop in and out all through the day.

Thank Suzy Y
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Nice relaxing few hours with the kids, good cafe area, you can almost forget where you are. Good friendly staff. good with the kids, always making sure they are happy and safe.

Thank whitesmithjames
South Shields, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

When I originally goggled things to do, this seemed like a fun day out. It took my family approx. 1 hour to complete the dino egg hunt and other activities on that day. e When we arrived we noticed that it was inside a garden centre. The park itself was very small although the staff were very enthusiastic. I feel... More 

1 Thank stephanie10102017
Oldham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

I along with grandchildren and my wife visited this attraction and to be honest was not impressed with it ,it's in a garden centre at a extra charge and did not take very long to go around ,and found the shop to very expensive for the toys on display

2 Thank adamrichards2015
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Kids love dinosaurs so visited here. Nice surprise for them! Kids really enjoyed it. Good place for a short day out. Clean and tidy. Staff very pleasant

Thank Steve J
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A great place for families to visit. The orientation boards are easy to follow and informative without being too In-depth. The friendly and helpful staff made us feel very welcome and went out of their way to help. The tree house play area is a popular break from dinosaur spotting where many families picnic. Not our first visit, and we'll... More 

Thank U778DUalisonh
Perth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The age range of people I attend with are 20-27 and we all had a fabulous time. Great dinosaurs and amazing wee enchanted forest. But best of all, we were all allowed to play in the park and nobody judged us. Staff were so friendly and it was only £3 each!! Highly recommended if your a big kid!

2 Thank cath_ruth94

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