Today was P's 7th birthday but we also had to give and pick E up from her residential riding holiday. On the way we made 2 stops. The first was to Dinosaurs in the Wild, an imersive 70 minute live action adventure where we went back to the Cretaceous period.transported to TimeBase 67, a research station set in the late Cretaceous Period, to see scientists at work as they study dinosaurs.transported to TimeBase 67, a research station set in the late Cretaceous Period, to see scientists at work as they study dinosaurs. Whilst we waited to enter the time machines, we were each handed a pair of “UV protective glasses” to be worn whenever we were looking out external windows in the past, while we were at TimeBase 67 – a clever way to work the 3D glasses needed to bring the dinosaurs to life into the storyline. It is a really cleverly put together experience; instead of just walking around seeing animatronic and CGI dinosaurs, you are taken on a journey which is so realistic at times you can almost forget it isn’t.
We then got back in the car and drove to Bekonscot Model Village which is the oldest original model village in the
world, and opened for the first time in 1929. Although the attraction
was updated with modern buildings over the years, in 1992 it was
returned to a village stuck in the 1930s. There are six distinct villages: Greenhaily; Bekonscot; Southpool;
Hanton; Splashying and Evenlode – with Epwood and Bekonbury castles and
and Zoo. The villages are linked by a Gauge 1 model railway.
The model village is set over a large area, connected by little paths that you can wonder through. P loved the miniature trains running in between the buildings and was jumping up and down
with excitement each time one went passed.