Shoppers will come face to face with a dinosaur at a Southampton shopping centre this weekend.

Velma the velociraptor will be at the Marlands Shopping Centre for 15 minute intervals at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

After visiting the Marlands she will return to Marwell Zoo, where she will be part of the Rise of the Dinosaurs event from May 23. This will see the zoo transformed into a Jurassic jungle with animatronic dinosaurs.