An Archaeological Easter

6 Apr Free with Garden entry


[pal-ee-uh n-tol-uh-jee]

the science of the forms of life existing in former geologic periods, as represented by their fossils.


How do you fancy becoming an amateur palaeontologist this Easter?

Then why not come along during the Easter Holidays to discover our dinosaur adventure in The Garden - with fossils and skeletons buried in sand pits we need you to discover and unearth them.

We also have GIANT street theatre* in the form of Tiny the (massive) dinosaur, who our Head Gardner Trevor has told isn’t allowed to trample over or eat the flowers!  Please note, unaccompanied or unruly maybe fed to the dinosaurs!

Then why not pop into the Crafty Cottage during Easter and do some dino-crafts free of charge.

You can follow the dinosaur egg trail around The Garden – how many eggs will you find? You can help identify the dinosaur species, and our experts will be on hand to help explain dino-fantatsic facts about the dinosaur they’d grow into.

If that wasn’t enough, we’ve got some great Dinosaur gifts in our shop, and we’re running a very special competition to “show us your roar!” where you will have the opportunity to win a gift voucher to spend in our shop on all manner of dino-themed goodies.  Full details can be found at our website.

You can drop in to see our archaeological pits between Saturday 6th April - Monday 22nd April, 11am-4pm;

You can see our amazing Dino Street Theatre at 11.30, 1.00 and 3.00 on the following dates:
Friday 19th April 
​​​Saturday 20th April 
​​​Sunday 21st April 
​​​Monday 22nd April


Show us your roar!


This Easter we want to see your best ROAR! And we will pick 3 winners who will each win a £25 gift voucher to spend in our shop.

Simply record your best ROAR during your visit to The Alnwick Garden between 6th – 22nd April and either post it on our facebook page or tag us on Instagram* and we will pick 3 winners on Wednesday 24th April from the following age groups:

- 0-6
- 6-12
- 12-16





  1. By entering this competition, you agree that The Alnwick Garden can use your video across social media
  2. Please ensure that you include your age group in your post. We don’t need your exact age, just which group you fall into
  3. Your roar must be filmed within The Alnwick Garden
  4. Your gift voucher will be posted to you after the winner has been announced
  5. This prize cannot be exchanged, and no cash equivalent is available
  6. Our social media pages can be found at or

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