Don’t miss our Egg-citing Dinosaur themed family activities this Easter at the Dorset County Museum
Come and Join Paul Stickland, illustrator of the best-selling children’s books Ten Terrible Dinosaurs and Dinosaur Roar! For a fun Pop Up Paper Dinosaur Workshop! Pop Up Book designer Paul will teach you how to create your very own little roaring Dinosaur to take home. A simple and colourful activity suitable for all ages from 4 years upwards, or younger if accompanied by suitably Prehistoric Parents or Grandparents! The workshops take place on Wednesday 4 April between 2pm to 4pm and Friday 6 April between 10am to 12noon, tickets cost £5 per child (with an accompanied adult)
During the holidays families will also have the opportunity to enter a Raffle for £2 for a chance to win some fabulous prizes including a large chocolate dinosaur decorated egg designed and created by Angel Cake Company plus other fantastic dinosaur prizes.
There is also a chance for children (ages up to 12 years) to be artistic and enter our colouring competition, where three lucky winners will win a goodie bag.
On entry to see the rest of the Museum children will be encouraged to find clues throughout the museum’s galleries in our ‘The Dippy Easter Egg Trail’ once completed they will receive a small prize for participating.
It’s been 8 weeks since Dippy the Diplodocus, the Natural History Museum’s iconic 26-metre cast dinosaur, arrived in Dorset on the first stop of his UK tour. Today, 4-year old Benjamin from Poundbury in Dorchester was Dippy’s 100,000th guest.
To coincide with the Easter Holidays and also Natural History Museum’s exhibition ‘Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure families will have the opportunity to join in with exciting dinosaur-themed family activities and competitions.
To mark the historic arrival of Dippy the Diplodocus and thousands of visitors to Dorset County Museum, the town and local shop keepers are quite literally putting the welcome flags out. In a unique collaborative venture, The Dorchester Business Improvement District (BID) has agreed to support the Dorset County Museum and its hosting of Dippy by providing visitors with a range of visitor ‘Dippy Deals’.
Harry Swift from Eastleigh in Hampshire was drawn at random from hundreds of budding scientists to help assist the reconstruction of Dippy the Diplodocus at Dorset County Museum.