Last Thursday we were lucky enough to attend the opening of the latest attraction to be added to Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure. Predator High Ropes has been created replacing the old Zip Line and not just that there is now a new path down to the bottom end of the park and they have completely revamped the restaurant following a £2 million investment.
The family owned theme park in Lenwade near Norwich officially launched its new Predator High Ropes attraction – which offers the world’s first parallel sky rails with twin lanes of zip wires. With a fun evening of food drink and high wire fun.
At 35 metres long, Predator High Ropes is the longest in Europe with two levels of difficulty and is part of the new round of investment to the popular dinosaur- themed family park, which this year won Best Large Visitor Attraction in the 2018 EDP & EADT Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards.
Owned by the Goymour family since 2006, Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, which rebranded in 2018, previously Dinosaur Adventure, attracts over 300,000 visitors a year and has seen major growth since 2011.
“This latest round of investment means that the park will appeal to older children and crucially the teenage market, which strengthens our family feel. We have also invested heavily in the infrastructure as well as a significant £900,000 upgrade to The Explorers restaurant,” said Adam Goymour, park manager.
The 85-acre park, which is open all year round except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, offers true family fun adventure of a Jurassic nature, including animatronic dinosaurs in natural settings, Dippy’s Splash Zone and Dinomite – Norfolk’s largest indoor play area.
“The park is family owned and managed and we are hugely proud of what we offer to our customers. We believe that our approach and the continual investment in our offering means that we are always improving our visitor experience and give families a really strong reason to keep coming back to us,” said Adam.
It was really great to see the new additions to the park, when we last visited they were working on the restaurant and there was no sign of the high ropes.
The Predator High Ropes are a fantastic addition and included in the entrance price to the park. They are a brilliant for all the family as they can be used by kids as young as five so long as they are taller than 1 metre and accompanied if short than 1.2 metres. This means that when L turns 5 he’ll be allowed to use them and as it only takes 5 to 15 to get round and you can go two at a time it’s a great length even for the littlest kids.
It also means the inevitable queues will move quickly and there will be queues as it is going to be really popular, it honestly looks like the most fun thing in the world. I didn’t get a chance to try it myself but watching all the kids flying through the air, laughing and literally running round to go again was a delight.
The new Explorers Restaurant is flipping amazing. It looks superb inside and out. With a terrace overlooking the Secret Animal Garden you couldn’t ask for a nicer spot to sit and enjoy lunch outdoors and if the weather isn’t the best indoors is just as good with it’s fabulous Steam Punk styling.
If you don’t fancy a full meal at The Explorers then the Nautilus serving hatch outside the restaurant offer fresh fish and chips (which I tried and they were goooood) snacks and drinks.
As well as the new additions you’ve still got all the classics, the dinosaur walks that anyone my age from Norfolk will remember from their own childhood, the brilliant Dippy’s Splash Zone, the Deer Safari, the massive indoor play area that is Dinomite and much, much more.
As days out in Norfolk go this one is pretty special and we try our hardest to visit at least once a year, if not more. We love it because it really does offer a full day out, you could be there from open to close and not run out of fun things to do.
For pricing and opening times check out the Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure Website.
Disclosure – we were invited to the opening so we could write this article. All opinions are my own.