Jurassic Specials

Are you brave enough to get close to a giant T-Rex and Raptor?
Wrap up warm and step back in time and join us in the Exhibition Shed for a roar-some half term adventure.


19th & 20th February 2020 | Oxenhope Exhibition Shed |
Advance Booking only for Ranger Training

Get up close with an animatronic T-Rex and Raptor, and join our experts as they teach you how to be a dinosaur ranger. There’ll be cute baby dinosaurs for those not quite brave enough to meet the bigger boys, and live reptiles waiting to meet you too.

See the Oxenhope Exhibition Shed transformed back to the Jurassic era, ride the specially decorated diesel train and enjoy spotting the dinosaur eggs at each station. Don’t forget to pick up your activity booklet on arrival.

T-Rex: 10:00 and 15:30

Rex is 8ft tall and is as authentic as they come. See his huge teeth and hear him ROAR! His Safari Ranger will guide him around, keep him in check and under control. He might be ferocious looking but don’t be scared, he’s funny and friendly really!

Raptor: 11:55 and 13:50

Ritchie might sound cute but he’s not fully trained yet and is ready to scare anyone who gets too close! Watch out for his sharp teeth. His keeper will tell you all about this naughty, mischievous Raptor.

Cute Baby Dinosaurs: 09:35, 11:30, 13:25 and 15:10

These cute babies are hungry for attention and not at all shy. They love to nibble fingers and take a good look around before letting out a baby roar.

Live Reptile Handling: various times

Dare you smile at a crocodile? Meet the real life descendants of dinosaurs. Our trained handlers will help you to get close to these amazing animals.


Entry to the Exhibition Shed is by Dino Rover Ticket only. There’s nothing extra to pay to join in, no time limit in the shed and you’re welcome to return anytime during the day. This gives you the freedom to enjoy unlimited steam and diesel train rides throughout the day.

Dino Rover Ticket Prices:

Adults £18
Concessions £15
Children (5-15 inclusive) £9
Under 5’s are free

Ranger training camp is an optional extra £3 per child – booking is essential for this activity. Please scroll further down to find out more about the Ranger Training.

Member and local railcard tickets are not valid on these special event days.

Dino Rover tickets for the event are available to buy on the day at any station, or can be booked in advance following the link below.

Ranger Training

Learn how to become a Dinosaur Ranger at Ranger Training Camp

Have you got what it takes to become a Dinosaur Ranger?

​Come along to Base Camp and learn how to look after and control our wild dinosaurs! Each participant receives an ‘Official Qualified Ranger’ Sticker.

​This is a fun, interactive activity for all ages and is limited to 25 children per session.

Expect lots of fun, laughter, shouting and roaring. Sessions last approximately 20 minutes.

Online booking is essential for Ranger Training.​

Times & Prices:

9:10, 10:35, 11:00, 12:30, 13:00, 14:25, 14:50, 16:00

Tickets cost £3 per child, a Dino Rover ticket will also be needed for entry to the Exhibition Shed at Oxenhope where the training takes place, please wrap up warm. You’ll need to book your Dino Rovers at the same time as your Ranger Training session.