Roaring Good Times at Dinosaur World in Somerville
Dinosaur World Somerville
Hooray for summer! It’s time to start venturing outdoors to enjoy all the great things the Great Outdoors has to offer. One such place that you should add to your visit list if you're heading down to the Mornington Peninsula is Dinosaur World, a themed tourist attraction in Somerville.
Dinosaur World closes for winter but opens on 1st September each year, just in time for the warmer weather. This prehistoric themed outdoor activity, situated at the rear of the popular Somerville Christmas Tree Farm, is a joy for any dino loving child. The front shed-like entrance boasts a bad-ass prehistoric beast out front, so you can be sure you’ve found the right spot!
You initially walk through an impressive gift shop filled with more dinosaur toys than you'll find in any retail shop, although you can save your take-home treats for later, it’s the "real" dinosaurs your kids will want to see. As you enter Dinosaur World’s park, you will follow a path scattered with animatronic dinosaurs big and small. Hear the roar of the dinosaurs and read up on the history of each beast as you walk through the foliage.
Watch out for the T-Rex!
After your kids have spotted all the dinosaurs on site, there’s an opportunity for your children to meet "Wilson" the walking dinosaur. He comes out to play at various times throughout each day. Then there is "Wilbur", a wee baby raptor who wants to meet your kids for photo opportunities.
Another extra is the ‘dig and discover’ activity, whereby your kids can work on their palaeontology skills and dig for fossils and chisel away at their found blocks to see what’s inside.
Although small, there is enough to keep small people interested, so take your time and bring a picnic. There are BBQ’s available, tables and umbrellas right next to the children’s dino-themed playground.
Dinosaur World can be found on the corner of Frankston-Flinders and Oneills Road in Somerville just 5 minutes from Peninsula Link.