The Dino Adventure

Dinky Dinosaur Adventure Group Photo

Have you ever wanted to pet a pachycephalosaurus, get together with a Triceratops or tickle a T-Rex under the chin?

Now’s your chance. Join our intrepid explorers on an adventure of Jurassic proportions as we give you the opportunity to get up close and personal with our baby dinosaurs.

It’s a perfect adventure for dino fans from ages 5 – 12 but anyone is welcome to join the fun. You’ll get to learn all about these adorable dinosaurs from our expert handlers in this fully interactive experience that is both educational and entertaining for all the family. Come along an earn your diploma in dino know how and begin your training as a palaeontologist of the future.

What’s included

  • One return trip from Bury to Rawtenstall hauled by a dino-proofed steam train.
  • An approximately hour and a half dinosaur experience with expert rex wranglers and triceratops tamers.
  • Dinosaur themed activities.
  • Plenty of photo opportunities.
  • Make your day complete with a trip to Bury Transport Museum, sited just across the road from Bury Bolton Street Station.

Food and drink will be available to purchase from our café on Platform 3/4 at Bury Bolton Street Station and from the Rawtenstall Buffet.

Departure Times

It is recommended you arrive 20 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket.

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Where is the event located?

The Dino adventure is based onboard the steam train.

What's the best age range for this event?

This event is suitable for all ages, however specifically those between 5 – 12 will get the most from this experience.

Will there be an accessible route?

yes, we have marked out an accessible route to avoid the steps to the platform.

Please note we do not have lifts located at Bury Bolton Street Station.

Do you have food and drink available?

Yes, we have a café on platform 3 & 4 serving pies, sandwiches and hot & cold drinks. Located on Platform 2 we have our family friendly Trackside pub serving traditional pub grub and a kid’s menu.

You are also more than welcome to bring a picnic and eat this on board.

Where can I park?

We have FREE parking at Heywood Station (please note that the Green Timetable does not run up to Heywood so there will be no parking on those dates), you can start your journey here and use your ticket to gain access to the most suitable train to get you to Bolton Street Station on time for the start of your event stated on your ticket.

Please CLICK HERE to view our timetable.

There are multiple owned car parks within walking distance of Bury Bolton Street Station, all of which are chargeable. Please factor in enough time to ensure you arrive on time.

Please see this link for details: CLICK HERE

These are the closest car parks to us:

  • Bolton Street Station, BL9 0LQ
  • The Castle, BL9 0EY (entrance on Bolton Street)
  • Castle Leisure, Lower Bank St, Bury BL9 0EZ
How long will this event last?

Your train journey will last approximately 1 ½ hours.

Can we access Bury Transport Museum?

Yes you can, just show your ticket upon entry.

Are dogs allowed to attend the event?

Dogs are not permitted to attend this event, excluding service dogs.