CANCELLED: Dinosaurs Unleashed
This event has now finished. Until Dec 31 2011
Time Out says
PLEASE NOTE THE SHOW HAS ENDED EARLIER THAN PLANNED
After an initial, slightly hokey 'time travel' episode things swiftly improve. The guides in this Jurassic forest populated with 24 life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs including kids' favourites T-rex, Triceratops, Diplodocus and Stegosaurus sometimes struggle to make themselves heard over the barrage of ambient noise - mostly simulated primordial jungle sounds and dinosaur roars - but holograms of Chris Packham are stationed by each dinosaur ready to impart useful dietary and behavioural facts if necessary. That said, it's clear that the intention of DU is to spark a sense of wonderment that will inspire children to learn more about prehistory when they get home rather than prepare them for their Key Stage 1 Stegosaurus Studies tests. Don't expect too much from the animatronics - it's the scale and just-near-enough realism of the robots that make this show work. Age 4-12.