Roar Dinosaur Weekends

Visitors to Corby Town Shopping & Willow Place are in for a ‘roar’-some experience this summer!

Over the summer break, families can enjoy a fun and educational range of dinosaur-themed activities in the town centre. They include ‘real live’ dinosaurs, dinosaur mask-making, facepainting, knowledge trails and library activities. The Entertainer store will also be offering a series of dinosaur-related activities and there’s also a couple of dinosaur VR experiences in local parks to enjoy.

The main events take place on Saturday 29 July, 5 & 12 August, plus there’s loads of other things to do every day of the week during the summer. All activities are FREE!

Saturday 29 July

11am – 3pm: ‘Real live’ dinosaur encounters in the town centre, featuring a Brontosaurus, Spinosaurus, baby dinosaurs and their knowledgeable handlers.

11am – Baby Dinosaurs
11.45am – Spinosaurus
12.15pm – Brontosaurus
1pm – Spinosaurus
1.45pm – Brontosaurus
2.30pm – Baby Dinosaurs

Appearances are weather-dependent – these dinosaurs don’t like rain! If the sun shines, they will be roaming between Queens Square along Willow Place and on to Corby Boardwalk. If it rains, we will post their location on social media.

10.30am – 2.30pm: Drop into Corby Library at The Cube for some fun dinosaur-themed colouring activities, puzzles and paper crafts.

Saturday 5 August

11am – 3pm: Dinosaur mask-making workshop on Corby Boardwalk, Market Walk.

Saturday 12 August

11am – 3pm: Dinosaur facepainting on Corby Boardwalk, Market Walk.

Knowledge trail

Look out for the QR codes in town centre shop windows. Scan them with a smartphone to read fascinating facts about dinosaurs (in association with the Natural History Museum).

VR trail

Download the free ‘Love Exploring’ app from the Apple app store or Google Play store and check out the dinosaur VR and quiz trails at West Glebe Park and East Carlton Countryside Park.

Dinosaur competition

We asked local school children to design and name a new dinosaur. See some of their ideas on display in the town centre!

The Entertainer

Look out for the special dinosaur window displays and fun competitions, dino demos and activities to do in-store at The Entertainer store in Market Walk.