Newbury BID to host Dino Day this half term
The Newbury Business Improvement District (BID) has exciting plans to keep children entertained this half term.
The BID is hosting its free Dino Day event on February 16.
The event by the not-for-profit organisation behind the Visit Newbury brand hopes to draw in crowds to Newbury town centre with three hours of family fun.
Not only will the event include arts and crafts activities, but it will feature a T-Rex fighting an Ankylosaurus aided by an immersive soundtrack.
Children can also spend time petting baby dinosaurs, with rangers taking them close to the crowds — and the chance to watch a dinosaur egg hatching live, soon to be reunited with her large mum Nancy the Raptor.
To finish the show, guests will have the opportunity to meet an adorable prehistoric creature called Sally the Smilodon.
There will be dinosaur eyes and footprints to find all around town and children participating in the event will receive a memento to take away.
Speaking of the event, operations manager at Newbury BID Alison Drummond said: "From the terrifying Spinosaurus to unpronounceable Pachycephalosaurus, there will be something for everyone to enjoy at Dino Day at the Kennet Shopping Centre.
"We're looking forward to seeing little ones have fun, make memories and spend time in the heart of Newbury.
"With so much to do in Newbury, from the Charter Market and Kennet Shopping Centre to High Score, Corn Exchange, Donnington Castle and restaurants like 7 Bone Burger Co and Blues Smokehouse, families can enjoy a whole day out in our town this February."