Looking for something different to do in London this half term? Bring the family down to Crystal Palace Park to get up close and personal with the famous Crystal Palace Dinosaurs. During major conservation works on the swimming statues, Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs (FCPD), Skillington Workshop and Bromley Council invite you to see the famous sculptures as you’ve never seen them before…
Find us by the picnic tables on the lower lake just behind the Giant Tree Sloth (Megatherium). When you arrive, the FCPD conservation team will provide an introduction to the sculptures, their design and construction and how they’re being restored. You can even roll your sleeves up and try your hand at some conservation techniques!
You’ll then join a small group for a 30-minute tour of the Dinosaur island and an explanation of the conservation works from Skillington Workshop. Although this is a family-friendly activity, access to the worksite is via a small, steep, muddy path and hill. Unfortunately it is not suitable for wheelchairs, buggies or very small children. Visitors are advised to wear sturdy footwear for the tour. All children younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Space is limited to 20 per event so if you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking to allow others the opportunity.
(Photo courtesty of Lynn Hilton)