MORE than 50 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs will come roaring into a Southampton park this summer. 

Jurassic Encounter will visit Royal Victoria Country Park in Netley from August 21 to September 4.

Visitors can encounter creatures from the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods.

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The event will feature two life-sized T-Rex beasts, which roar and snarl at passers-by.

Other family favourites include Pterosaurs that shriek from the trees and a 15m tall Brachiosaurus guarding her eggs.

The event will be the perfect waterside summer holiday escape for families with dino-lovers from all over the South Coast expected to make the journey to Southampton.

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Naz Kabir, spokesperson for Jurassic Encounter, said: "Last year, thousands of visitors all over the UK enjoyed a day out with our prehistoric beasts, and we’re delighted to return for another tour in 2022.

"This year we’ll have new dinosaurs, even more interactive exhibits including a virtual reality experience and an education cinema where families will be able to learn more about these incredible creatures.

“And this will be our first visit to Southampton, so we can’t wait to bring the Jurassic Encounter experience to a new audience.”

Daily Echo:

The animatronic installations will feature information panels, containing interesting facts about each dinosaur, ensuring a visit to Jurassic Encounter will be as educational as it is exciting. And guests will be invited to watch documentaries about the period in the Education Cinema Marquee along the route, bringing the beasts to life and showing how they roamed the earth.

An excavation sand pit will allow children to dig for their dinosaur skeletons and fossils, and learn how archaeologists discovered the extinct species of past eras. And a VR experience will offer the chance to escape into a different world.

Food and refreshments will be available along the route and a merchandise trailer at the end of the route for children to purchase a souvenir. Guests are free to roam the park as they wish, and discover the animals lurking behind bushes and creeping through the undergrowth.

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Tickets are available now. For a 20% discount, visit and use the code EARLYBIRD20.

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