We were in the area for a family event and I took the opportunity to take the grandchildren to see the dinosaurs. This was a first time for me too.
We entered the park from the small entrance by the railway bridge on Thicket Road and saw the first examples almost immediately, whereas I had expected a bit of a walk. We wondered around for a while and I thought the 9 year olds were totally underwhelmed. Judging by their excited descriptions to their mother later I had misjudged.
After the dinosaurs we went on a paddleboat on the lake. Rental is for half an hour which was about right in the blowy conditions. We started out with the children in control of the boat while I gave "helpful" directions as needed but as the wind picked up and all the boats drifted to one side of the lake I needed to swap places and get us out of there. All children had to wear life jackets, which was good particularly as my grandson thinks that he can swim and overconfidence is a dangerous thing. I was not offered a life jacket and I do not know whether adult ones are available on request.
The cafè in the park is closed due to disturbed asbestos.
The public toilets, an essential with children, seemed clean but there was no soap in the Gents.
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