Bournemouth International Centre – Dinosaur Encounter Exhibition/Summer Ice Rink
“Mum, Dad what can we do today”? This is the question that a lot of Mums and Dads are going to be asked over the next few weeks as the school holidays begin. With young ones to entertain and amuse over the Summer, why not take a trip to the Bournemouth International Centre (Bournemouth, Dorset) for a day out with a difference!
The Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) offers two fun activities for the Summer holidays, especially designed with families in mind. Firstly, get your skates on and get down to the BIC as the Summer Ice Rink has just opened. This ice rink, built in association with Heart 102.3FM is the UK’s largest indoor temporary event providing the opportunity for the whole family to try ice skating in a safe, and friendly environment. There is even a special section of ice for very young skaters with their Mums and Dads to have a go. Who knows you could end up an Olympic champion!
Running alongside the ice skating is the Dinosaur Encounter exhibition, a chance for families to get up close and personal with huge, animatronic models of some of the most famous dinosaurs known in the fossil record. Are you brave enough to come face to face with a Triceratops and its babies? Could you scare away a flock of Oviraptors as they attempt to steal eggs from a dinosaur nest? Are you fast enough to run from an angry Ankylosaurus when it swings its massive tail club at you?
The Ankylosaurus at the Dinosaur Encounter Exhibition (BIC)
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur (BIC)
The animatronic dinosaurs are some of the largest models in the world and with the support of the Natural History Museum – London, you can be guaranteed that they depict these prehistoric giants accurately. The highlight of the exhibit is the 2/3 size Tyrannosaurus rex, it really is a monster! Watch young children’s jaws drop as they get up close to one of the largest and fiercest animals ever to live on our planet.
The Animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex (BIC)
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur
Are you brave enough to stare back at a T. rex?
The ice skating rink is open until Sunday 6th September and the Dinosaurs Encounter Exhibit is open daily from 10am until August 31st.