Crystal Palace Park

© Chris Waywell
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.
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There are loads more than five dinosaurs at the park! I even saw a tortoise sunbathing on a rock near there, as well as all kinds of interesting birds and other wildlife. The old part of the train station is a marvel and the maze is just the right challenge for kids. Add in a small zoo/farm, an abandoned railway tunnel and the remains of the finest exhbition this country has ever produced, and I can't think of any reasons why people wouldn't come here.

Debbie Horton

We live nearby and I must say this is the best park I've ever been too!!! My 4 year old loves it and it's free!!! Great day out enjoyed by all! Lovely cafe too and the dinosaurs are great!!!