The Jurassic Egg hunt will begin on April 8 and finish on April 23. Young explorers can hunt for clues scattered around Weymouth town in the hopes of finding Jurassic Dino Eggs. A mysterious riddle can be found with the eggs, which when solved reveals the location of the rare T-Rex Egg. Explorers must complete and return their trail forms before April 24 to have a shot at winning a bag of Easter goodies.
The Roarsome Dino Day will take place on Saturday, April 15, and will involve a mix of dinosaur-related activities. The fun begins at 11am and will involve a Dino Passport Quest, Dino Games with Wessex FM, mask-making, balloon modeller and magician, mask parade and a Dino Roar competition. Families will also come face to face with T-Rex Junior, a walking, roaring T-Rex who will be stalking the streets of Weymouth.
Nigel Reed, Manager of the Weymouth BID said, “One of the most exciting elements for families to encounter that day will be when they meet face to face with T-Rex Junior! Straight from Jurassic Park, this walking, eating, roaring Dino, will thrill and intrigue young explorers. T-Rex Junior has been supplied by The Twins FX who are based in Wareham and who supply many special effects to the Weymouth Pavilion Pantos and shows.”
The Weymouth BID will approach retailers with store windows which can be seen at all times to display a dinosaur egg and clue amongst the products, and the trail will be designed so that the eggs can be found in prominent locations, ensuring a great adventure around Weymouth for participants.
A £50 prize is also up for grabs for staff who dress up as cavemen and women or explorers with classic pith helmets. The prize will be awarded to the business with the best dressed staff on April 15.
The events are organised by the Weymouth BID, a Jurassic Coast Business Partner whose aim is to attract more people into Weymouth during the shoulder months.
Weymouth BID is looking for contributions from local businesses for half a dozen competition prizes and goodie bags. If you’re a local business owner who would like to get involved, please get in touch.