Dinosaur Adventures with Daniel

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Dinosaur Adventures, Gate 20 Caulfield Racecourse
Open now until July 20, 2014

Last night I drove straight from work, picked up Toddler D and headed excitedly to Caulfield Racecourse for a dinosaur adventure. Greeted with a grand tent and loud roars we entered this year’s must-see kids holiday event with big smiles on our faces; and when we got inside there were smiles and wide-eyed kids and parents exploring the well laid-out dinosaur land. After a jam-packed week at work, it was so nice to be able to spend some quality time with Daniel seeing his eyes light up with both amazement and a little fear!

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 We were kept occupied for hours with:
– 3D dinosaur making
– sandpit digging
– fossil digging
– jumping castles
– games and displays
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As we rushed straight from work to see the dinosaurs, we were happy to see food and drinks for sale, ATM’s readily available and easy access to clean bathrooms. Staff were friendly and we also hung out with the Flinstones! 🙂 With all this going on the true stars of the night were the giant, moving and roaring dinosaurs – with facts about each one accompanying the displays the event was not only great fun, but also educational. Make sure you get in and book your ticketshere before all the sessions sell out!


Dinosaur story time proved popular with the older kids and they were seated quietly listening to the ranger absorbing interesting stories and facts about these prehistoric giants. There were also guided tours of the arena and couple with effective lighting, wind and sounds all made for a fabulous Friday night out with our little one.

IMG_4418IMG_4424Some happy Urban Ma comp winners 🙂

IMG_4427Dinosaur montageCan’t pass up a photo opp!

Dinosaur Daniel sandWhat is up with kids and sand!?

IMG_4375Daniel was happy to see Fred and Barney Flinstone – maybe because they didn’t have as big, sharp teeth as all the other characters he’d been seeing all night!

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Dinosaur Adventures Giveaway!

The Urban Ma’s Dinosaur Adventure Giveaway Details!

WIN a family pass to the exclusive Dinosaur Adventures VIP opening night on Friday June 20th 2014, 6;30pm
1) Share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (using tags #dinosauradventures, #theurbanmablog and #jacqfruit)
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2) Email theurbanma@hotmail.com with “Dinosaur Adventures 2014” in the subject line and the following information:
– your name
– the age/s of your children/s
– where you have shared/reposted and followed (FacebookTwitter or Instagram)

Competition closes and winners will be drawn at random on Sunday June 1st, 2014. The winner will be notified by email and must reply within 3 days otherwise another winner will be drawn. The family pass is non transferrable and is available for use on the VIP opening night on Friday June 20th 6:30pm

Good Luck!

To ensure you don’t miss out on this amazing event for the kids, get your tickets at Ticketek before the sessions sell out!
Click here for more information about the event.

Dinosaur Adventures is an exhibition set to captivate young and old alike.  Explore a prehistoric world full of life-size moving dinosaurs and be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth return before your eyes and come alive.
Pegged as a must-see these School Holidays, Dinosaur Adventures is set to bring all the wonder and excitement of the prehistoric world of dinosaurs back. Get ready to be thrilled as you see Triassic period comes to life!
Open from 21 June to 20 July, Dinosaur Adventures will deliver a realistic animatronics show like no other that will capture the imagination of children and parents everywhere!

T-Rex Tuesday!


The Urban Ma and TRexThe Urban Ma kids take a photo in the egg

Dinosaur Adventures at Watergardens Town Centre – 399 Melton Highway, Taylors Lakes
Monday 23rd September – Sunday 13th October 2013

We spent Sunday morning at the preview event as paleontologists searching for the dinosaurs at Watergardens with our animated tour guide Ranger Dino! It was so cute seeing all the little ones dressed in oversized lab coats and yellow safety hats. During the last school holidays the dinosaurs were living at Eastland and these September holidays they’ve migrated to Watergardens to fascinate and entertain the kids and adults alike across Melbourne.

We went for a walking tour around the centre with the kids eagerly holding onto their binoculars in order to be the first one to spot a dinosaur. We even took a detour out to the parking lot to see a smashed up car like the one in the Jurassic Park movie (I love that movie!). Back inside we learnt all about the dinosaurs including of course the mighty T-Rex. I think there was also one called Irritator? – but I got distracted watching all the kids’ faces light up I’m not sure if I heard that correctly! – Let me know if you find that one 🙂 We also watched a short educational video before the fossil digging began! With all the exploring, walking and learning we did, sandwiches and refreshments were devoured before our final stop at the giant egg for a photo! My favourite was seeing the Triceratops family – even the little baby ones were moving and roaring out loud!

Educational fun for everyone these September school holidays:

– Dinosaurs include T-Rex, Triceratops, Allosaurus, Dimetrodon, Parasaurolophus, and Styracosaurus
– Dino Library and bench for some light reading
– Fossil dig and shop
-Dino Tour with Ranger Dino (meet near Boost Juice)
– Dino photos with the Triceratops family
– don’t forget to grab a Dinosaur Treasure map to navigate your way through the centre and also on the back is the chance to win a $100 prize pack

Alyssa and her dinosaur fossil The Urban Ma jacqfruit Baby Jacqfruit getting his safety glasses on Paleontologists for a day The Urban Ma at Watergardens
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