Leaving a hotel in Brighton off on a little shopping trip? The temptation must be to get the kids doing something they love while you get right into the retail.
Well, shopping in Brighton’s about to take an unexpected twist next month, one which will have every member of the family excited: Dinosaurs are coming to town!
And they will be allowed in Churchill Square, thanks to an event set up in conjunction with the Natural History Museum – so don’t think for a minute these will be moth-eaten waxworks – this is the real deal, provided by the museum’s touring exhibition.
Star of the show is likely to be T-Rex. At more than four metres long and six metres tall, this pre-historic predator will dominate proceedings.
Although, the vegetarian option – an armour-plated Ankylosaurus – will also draw gasps from the kids, distracted from shopping in Brighton by the size and complexity of the plates of bone grown into its hide.
Dotted around Churchill Square there will also be ‘touch and feel’ boxes to keep visitors busy, as well as a real T-Rex skull. And if dinosaur junior is getting a little too excited, there’s always the intimidating Oviraptor, a six-foot, bird-like dinosaur that used to pick up and carry off children – especially the disruptive ones…
There’s plenty here to keep imaginations driven wild, as Churchill Square’s Marketing Coordinator, Tara Philips pointed out: “The exhibition promises to be a truly lifelike experience which aims to transport people back to a time when dinosaurs ruled the land!”
Churchill Square is probably the best place to start shopping in Brighton: As well as being home to the bigname brands, it’s central, served by just about all the bus routes and links through to a multi-story car park.
The Dinosaur Encounter exhibition runs from 1st July to 4th September 2011 at Churchill Square Shopping Centre – and don’t worry about finding a Spendalotasaurus, the exhibition is completely free!Share on Facebook