Children going through the dinosaur phase always enjoy a visit to 'the monsters' - five dinosaur sculptures that lurk among the trees around the lake. The remains of a Victorian pre-historic theme park created on the site by Benjamin Waterhouse-Hawkins, the dinosaurs were restored in 2003.
Crystal Palace Park
|Venue name:||Crystal Palace Park|
|Opening hours:||Daily 7.30am-dusk|
|Transport:||Rail: Crystal Palace|
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Crystal Palace Park Fireworks
This year Crystal Palace Fireworks celebrate 150 years of filling the skies with catherine wheels, bangers and beautiful rockets. The whole family will be happy with a children's show at 7pm that includes the more colourful and less noisy explosions,...Thursday November 5 2015Read more
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A maze, Dinosaurs, pedaloes, playground, petting farm, gig venue, history, culture, mass open spaces, park run, café, sports centre, the transmitters, 3 swimming pools, fishing lakes, best toboggining venue ever, open to have large parties and tents, events all year from fireworks to film festivals - it's the reason I rarely make the 20 min journey to zone 1 at weekends. I have a lot of love for this park - Dinosaurs people Dinosaurs!
A wonderful heritage park that needs more investment - not being sold off to developers, Mr Boris Johnson!!!
"come on...who else has dinosaurs living in their local park?" perfect for a "first date stroll on a Sunday afternoon, getting to know you...."
I like the place so much I even went on BBC London News to talk about it. That it deserves attention stems not only from it being as original as it is historically important but also from the fact that the celebrated dinosaur statues are in dire need of repair. Any help - or simply further awareness - would be hugely appreciated. https://www.facebook.com/CPdinos/videos/889686324418325/
Must go see the dinosaur park. Sculptures made by Sir RIchard Owen who was the scientist who first named and classed them as Dinosaurs!