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Leeds Jurassic Trail 2

Massive moving, roaring T-Rex is one of 13 dinosaurs on display this summer in Leeds and free to see
Dates and times

24 Jul 2021 - 12 Sep 2021

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Leeds city centre

Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6BG

The world’s first Yorkshiresaurus will be one of 13 full size dinosaurs stomping onto the Leeds Jurassic Trail this summer – the UK’s biggest free city centre dino event.


A moving diplodocus the length of two buses, a terrifying T-Rex taller than a house, a spitting dilophosaurus and a trio of pteranodons flying from the rooftops will be just some of the dinosaurs on show in 12 Leeds locations from July 24 to September 12.


The Yorkshiresaurus – inspired by Wakefield student Keera Turner’s design – will feature a white rose, a spine of Yorkshire Ys and a rhubarb tail and be located in Leeds Kirkgate Market.


The colossal diplodocus will make the famous Briggate shopping street its outdoor home for seven weeks and visitors will also see walkabout dinosaurs in the city throughout the event.


The animatronic dinosaurs all display lifelike movements including moving heads, arms, tails and even wings, alongside their own roar. The Yorkshiresaurus even utters some classic dialect from God’s Own County.


The full list of dinosaurs includes:

  • Diplodocus – Briggate
  • Spinosaurus – Leeds Corn Exchange
  • Yorkshiresaurus – Leeds Kirkgate Market
  • Baryonyx – Leeds Rail Station
  • Stegosaurus & baby – Merrion Centre
  • Stygimoloch & pachycephalosaurus – St Johns Centre
  • Dilophosaurus – The Core
  • Allosaurus – The Light
  • T-Rex – Trinity Leeds
  • 2 caged raptors – Trinity Kitchen
  • 3 pteranodons flying – Victoria Quarter
  • Amargasaurus – Victoria Gate


The ground-breaking project which aims to safely support the city’s recovery from Covid-19 and boost the high street is being led by LeedsBID (Leeds Business Improvement District). The never-before-seen combination of partners includes Child Friendly Leeds, Leeds City Council, Leeds Corn Exchange, Leeds Kirkgate Market, Leeds Station, Merrion Centre, St Johns Centre, The Core, The Light, Trinity Kitchen, Trinity Leeds and Victoria Leeds, who are all joining forces on the same event for the first time.


A pop up dino shop has already opened its doors and cages to the public inside Trinity Leeds where visitors can also experience a paid for T-Rex ride. And explorers in the Merrion Centre will have the chance to saddle up on a triceratops ride too when the event launches.


Free paper maps that can be stamped after visiting each location and a digital version via a free app with chances to win prizes will all be available to visitors at all dino locations.


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Image Info: LeedBID/GerardBinks

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

  • Wheelchair access
  • Relaxed & Dementia Friendly

All venues on the trial are wheelchair and pushchair accessible 

  • Free Event
  • Family friendly
  • Wheelchair access
  • Relaxed & Dementia Friendly
  • Guided Tours
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