Visit to the Dinosaurs of China at Wollaton Hall in Pictures @Chinasaurs17 @WollatonHall #Chinasaurs17

Weekends at home do not need to be dull, and you can always find an attraction or exhibit close to home that the whole family will enjoy.  We had heard a lot about the Dinosaurs of China exhibition running at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham and decided to venture to down to see what all the fuss was about.

wollaton hall nottingham

We all enjoy natural history exhibits, so it was nice that the Dinosaurs of China was so accessible and close to home.  Wollaton Hall is a fantastic building in it’s own right, with wonderful surroundings including an excellent park for kids. You can also see some fantastic deer if you fancy a walk through Wollaton park.

child on scooter

The girls took to their scooters and headed towards the unmistakably gothic building and were keen to get started. Here is what they found:

Dinosaurs of China at Wollaton Hall

If you think his foot is big…..

dinosaur foot

Check out the rest of him!

large dinosaur

dinosaur exhibit wollaton hall

dinosaur exhibition nottingham

Checking out the dinosaurs from a different angle….

seeing dinosaurus in a mirror

dinosaur skeleton wollaton hall

dinosaur wollaton hall

If we were dinosaurs we would be….

dinosaur fun at wollaton hall

Having a little scoot around the botanical garden at Wollaton Hall

botanical garden wollaton hall

If you have a little dinosaur fan, or are just interested in finding out more about the prehistoric period then Dinosaurs of China is an excellent place to start.  The exhibition looks quite at home in Wollaton Hall and compliments it’s own natural history collection very well.

The girls loved seeing all the dinosaurs, and it really helped to bring to life what life might have been like all those years ago.  They really enjoyed making their own dinosaur name and pretending to be a prehistoric creature from long ago and it made for a lovely picture moment for sure.

If you would like to visit Dinosaurs of China at Wollaton Hall, pack yourself a picnic and make a day of it.  You might bump into Hunter the dinosaur or you could also visit the Dino Explorers Zone which is free and packed full of dinosaur inspired activities for the kids this summer.  If the sun is shining Wollaton Hall Park is a fantastic place to enjoy the outdoors too.

Useful Information about Dinosaurs of China

The Dinosaurs of China will be at Wollaton Hall until 29th October 2017

Opening Times: 10am – 5pm daily | last admission 4pm

Ticket Prices

Adult £7 | Child £5 | Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £20 | Under 5s FREE


Zena is a 40ish year old Mum with 3 kids and UK travel blogger who is keen to pursue her passion for exploring despite being a busy parent. She’s also partial to coffee and chocolate.


  1. Michelle L
    August 26, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    Looks like such a fun exhibit! Wow.

  2. August 27, 2017 / 11:17 am

    This looks like so much fun! I can’t wait until my daughter is more interested in days out and learning!

  3. Margaret gallagher
    August 27, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Another Grande place I’ve yet to see
    Looks great and mot just for the children

  4. August 27, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    Looks like a great place to visit – I love that you can see both the dinosaurs and those beautiful gardens, something for everyone 🙂 The building itself would be beautiful to see, too!

  5. stephanie
    August 27, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    looks like such a fun day out. Lovely pictures too. x

  6. August 27, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    You’re so right, we should make an effort to go and visit things locally more often! Kids always love a good dinosaur exhibit – I bet this would go down very well with most.
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  7. Ashleigh Allan
    August 28, 2017 / 8:05 am

    Looks great fun and also really reasonably priced

  8. Leila Benhamida
    August 28, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    Exciting and looks wonderful. Affordable day out.

  9. August 28, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    Dinosaurs of China sounds like a great place to visit with the kiddies. My son is so obsessed with dinosaurs at the moment. He would love this place.

  10. nyx
    September 7, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    i would love to visit this place! i love dinosaurs!

  11. Kerry Kilmister
    November 9, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    This looks so much fun. I know my girls would absolutely love this. It looks like you had a great time.

  12. Sylvia Paul
    May 18, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    Sounds like a fab day out xx

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