The highly-anticipated upcoming Dino Kingdom event at Wythenshawe Park will use state-of-the-art 3D and AR technology to “bring dinosaurs back to life” this summer.
Stomping into Manchester in July, Dino Kingdom is being touted as an “epic, prehistoric exploration” which will recreate a Jurassic adventure for families via digital tech.
The event is set to feature over 100 lifelike dinosaurs and wildlife creatures – including a Tyrannosaurus Rex and Apatosaurus wandering among crocodiles, frogs, bees and spiders.
A very special 6-metre-long dino will be illuminated with anatomic mapping, too – teaching kids about the biology of these prehistoric beings.
A Dino Kingdom app has been designed to help visitors navigate trails and discover hidden dinosaurs via phone screens, offering insights into how these creatures lived millions of years ago.
An AR activity also lets kids draw their very own dinosaur; which can be scanned and brought to life!
Dino Keeper experiences (using AR technology) allow guests to feed dinosaurs, whilst immersive holographic displays will bring creatures back to life in true size, allowing people to walk among them in a prehistoric kingdom.
Fairground rides will be on site, as well as an excavation sand pit, dinosaur eggs, fossils, volcanoes, a giant dinosaur skeleton head and a walk-through fossil tunnel.
A wide offering of food and drink options will also be scattered across the park.
Dino Kingdom takes place every day from Friday 23 July until Sunday 8 August 2021.
The park will be open from 10am till 7pm every day, with hourly entry slots. Tickets are on sale here.
Advance tickets are priced at £15 for adults, £13 for children (under 3s are free) and £54 for families of two adults and two children. Tickets are also available on the door.
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The Charlatans announce major UK headline tour this winter
The Charlatans have announced a brand new headline UK tour this winter with a massive show at Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse this December.
The Britpop veterans and Madchester icons have been around for nearly 35 years now and are still going strong as one of the biggest exports from the British rock and indie scene.
Having recently wrapped up their North American ‘Between Nowhere’ tour with fellow rock legends, Ride, The Charlatans are once again setting out across the UK, with their first shows kicking off in November.
With 11 shows in just over three weeks, tickets for this are sure to go fast.
The Charlatans have a great live reputation and with frontman and solo artist Tim Burgess hailing from our very own Salford, not to mention the other Chesire and West Midlands-born band members plying their trade in our wonderful city right from the off, their Manc gigs are always memorable.
First look inside Gail’s on King Street as it opens in Manchester
This week, the famous London bakery Gail’s opens its first ever cafe in Manchester city centre.
The build-up has been substantial, with the team first launching in the neighbouring towns of Wilmslow and Altrincham before venturing into the heart of the city.
Newly arrived on King Street, the brand new cafe spans two floors, with extensive seating beneath its bakery and more stretching out into the street with a sun trap al fresco terrace that opens daily from 11am.
Due to open tomorrow, we popped down ahead of the opening for a sneak peek to see what the team has in store for Manchester.
The new cafe’s exterior is covered in handpainted murals by local artist Amy Coney, created as part of the city’s recent flower festival, whilst inside it’s all warm, burnished wood and sage-coloured coffee appliances.
A huge bakery counter overflowing with warm quiches, croissants, cakes and other bakes is the first thing to greet you, flanked by a wall stacked floor-to-ceiling with loaves of bread – all freshly baked this morning.
Loaf choices include classic white and brown sourdough, Gail’s ‘wasteless’ loaves (made using a specially-created recipe designed to incorporate unsold bread crumbs), alongside seeded varieties, baguettes and batons.
As for coffee, this is specially roasted for Gail’s cafes and changes four times a year with the seasons.
Must-tries include Gail’s famous cinnamon buns, still-warm cheese and ham croissants, chocolate chip cookies, and – given the weather we’re having this week – iced coffees, all day long preferably please.