Opening on Saturday 17 July, it is set to be the most roar-some event of the year as shoppers take a step back in time to come face-to-face with life-sized creatures.
From a seven-metre-long Triceratops to a four metre-tall Carnotaurus, a deadly raptor cage and ride-on T-Rex, the pre-historic animals are taking over Lakeside to bring the thrills and excitement of the Jurassic period to the centre this summer.
The highlight is the traffic-stopping, 18 metres long, five metres tall, moving and roaring T-Rex, towering above the crowds on the Quay. Creating the perfect photo opportunity, the legendary beast opens its colossal jaw and roars to help capture the perfect pre-historic selfie smile.
The event of the summer, which is completely free for all, will invite shoppers to follow the trail and spot the many life-like monsters. Pick up a map from the central Atrium for free, think like an adventurer and follow the trail. Text the Dinosaurs a question, learn some dino-facts and create the perfect family-fun photo.
With moving parts and interactive rides, plus a merchandise shop, Lakeside’s dinosaur takeover is the place to be from 17 July until 31 August.
Howard Oldstein, centre director at Lakeside, said: “This event is going to be bigger and better than you can even begin to imagine – it’ll be absolute dino-mite! We can’t wait to welcome you for exploration, excitement and education. It’s going to blow our visitors’ socks off!”
The colossal dinosaurs and super-fun rides will be located around Lakeside Shopping Centre, with visitors encouraged to head to The Quay, the Central Atrium, Level 1 by Waterstones and House of Fraser, and Level 2 outside Kanoo and M&S on their adventures.
More details of the event will be revealed nearer the time.
For more information about Lakeside, visit www.lakeside-shopping.com