Dinosaur World, Sommerville
If you have a little one who loves dinosaurs, then a trip to Dinosaur World is a must. Step back in time millions of years and get up close to a Triceratops, T-Rex and more of your favourite dinosaurs. Dig and discover dinosaur bones that you can keep and take home.
Dinosaur World, Sommerville
Set just behind the Christmas Tree Farm in Sommerville, Melbourne’s South East, is a museum of Dinosaurs.
It’s like walking right into Jurassic Park… Well, not really, but to a child it may feel that way.
The adventure at Dinosaur World starts when T-Rex greets you at the door as you walk though the entrance.
As you walk through the park along the winding paths, you will find various other dinosaurs, many that move and roar too.
Once you have completed the walking track you will come to a playground and BBQ picnic area. There is a walking dinosaur who comes out to meet everyone here at various times throughout the day.
Nearby is an undercover area with dinosaur themed activities.
The kids will love the sand pit where you can dig and discover dinosaur bones. The dig and discover is at an extra cost but well worth it for the look on your little one’s face when they find their own dinosaur bones and get to carve them out.
You can spend a few hours, or you can spend the day and have lunch too. You are allowed to bring your own food and have a picnic, otherwise there is a food van selling hot and cold drinks. You can also find snacks such as hot chips, potato cakes, a sausage sizzle and jam doughnuts.
The venue is great for birthday parties too with a large space.
Tips for visiting Dinosaur World
- Aimed at kids 2-10 (although great for any age dinosaur lovers)
- Note that it may be scary for some little ones, it can be loud.
- Allow 2-3hours depending on your child
- The track is suitable for prams
- Wear closed shoes, it can get muddy in wet weather
- Dig and discover costs extra $8
- Great venue for birthday parties, large enough for a big group and has undercover areas.
- Food available, but you can also BYO
- Free parking onsite
1385 Frankston – Flinders Rd, Somerville
Friday 10 am – 3pm
Saturday, Sunday & public holidays 10am till 4pm
School holidays – 10am till 4pm
Things to do Near Dinosaur World
If it is a long drive, you can do a couple of activities in one day, or even stay over.
- Busy Peacock
- Rain Hayne & Shine Farm
- Mornington Peninsula Chocolate Factory
- Arthurs Seat
- Mornington Hot Springs
- iLuka Retreat Glamping
Make sure to check our main post: Things to do on the Mornington Peninsula
Melbourne For Kids
Dinosaur world makes a great day out for the whole family. Not just for kids, even parents can enjoy it.
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