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Dippy on Tour - Dinosaur Treasure Hunt (by bike)

29 May 2020

Friday 29 May 2020
10am - 11.45am, 12.30pm - 2.15pm & 2.30pm - 4.15pm

Meet at Hollingworth Lake Visitors Centre
OL15 0AZ


Join NatureEd for some hands-on wildlife fun looking for the creatures that might have been lurking in the murk of the Ealees pond since dinosaur times. We’ll also be making dancing damselflies to take home.

A key message will be promoting the amazing biodiversity to be found in Rochdale today.

Price of this event is £5 per child (adults go free) and places must be booked in advance. Call 01706 370499 or pop into the centre.

You'll need: wet weather clothes. Wellies are recommended but not essential.

Various dinosaur themed events are being held in Rochdale to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of Dippy the Dinosaur.

Dippy - a 21m-long plaster-of-Paris cast of a Diplodocus carnegii skeleton - will be at Number One Riverside in Rochdale town centre between 10 February and 28 June 2020, as part of Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure.

Known to millions from its usual home in the Natural History Museum in London, the 292-bone skeleton will be used in Rochdale as the centrepiece of a display that will highlight local natural history and nature collections.

It is free to see Dippy and visit the Dippy exhibition.

Entry fee: £5 per child, adults go free

01706 370499

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