New Raptor Ranch to take centre stage at Staffordshire attraction

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The National Forest Adventure Farm is opening the gates of its new Raptor Ranch as part of a specially themed Dino Week this May half term, providing even more ‘roarsome’ fun and dinosaur adventures at the 40-acre farm attraction.

Located in Tatenhill, near Burton upon Trent, the new Raptor Ranch is a themed dinosaur area and a new home for the attraction’s popular moving T-Rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops and Spinosaurus dinosaurs as well as exciting and interactive dinosaur activities. During the day, two dinosaur experts, a brave dinosaur tamer and a scientist, will run sessions in the area to help visitors learn all about the reptiles that dominated the land for over 140 million years.

Open daily from 28 May to 5 June (during the half term holiday) visitors will be able to brave the much-loved Raptor Run by evading the 7-foot-tall Velociraptor to retrieve dinosaur eggs from the nest, with new raised up viewing platforms to add to the fun for all the family.

Young explorers can learn to tame the ferocious beasts at the Dino Training Camp and those who are brave enough can get up close for a one-to-one with our dinosaurs.

Keeping families busy all day long, the farm attraction has a newly refurbished animal barn, an outdoor adventure playground and indoor soft play with plenty of undercover picnic areas and hot food available to purchase on site. As visitors explore the farm, they can also take a slow amble around the outdoor paddocks, that are home to Shire horses, Miniature Shetland ponies, cows, alpacas, goats, pigs and donkeys.

Tom Robinson, joint owner of the National Forest Adventure Farm, said:

“Even though dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years ago, they are hugely popular with children of all ages. We’ve built the new Raptor Ranch themed area to create an even bigger dinosaur space for children and families to experience the wonder of our predecessors on this planet. With the Raptor Ranch Jurassic Park style gates only open during half term, it’s a must for people looking for a unique dinosaur experience to suit all ages. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone again to enjoy Dino Week as well as experience all the farm’s attractions, from our outdoor play area to the many types of animals in our newly refurbished barn.”

Tom Robinson

The National Forest Adventure Farm attraction is also open every weekend – a perfect venue for children’s birthday parties and school trips by special arrangement during term time.

Dino Week will run every day from 28 May to 5 June, from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Tickets start from £15.99 for adult (children under 2 are free).

More information is available at

Dinosaur training!