Popular dinosaur trail Totally Roarsome has reopened near Manchester for half term

The much-loved attraction has found a new home for 2022 at Arley Hall in Cheshire.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 18th February 2022

One of the North West’s most-popular outdoor events has reopened near Manchester, and it’s an ideal day out for families this half term.

For the past two years, Totally Roarsome has taken the region by storm and has seen visitors flock from far and wide after it opened in untouched woodland following the initial lifting of lockdown restrictions in mid-2020, before returning after popular demand for the Easter half term in 2021.

And now, it’s found a new home for 2022’s event at Arley Hall in Cheshire.

Aimed at primary school children, and named as one of the safest attractions for all the family in Greater Manchester, there will be more than 200 individual dinosaur models making up the woodland trail this year, with kids will be able to get up close to the raptors, brontosaurus, spinosaurus, triceratops, and stegosaurus, and so much more.

Not only that, but there’ll also be other creatures and animals to keep them company too, from sea creatures and unicorns, to aliens and farm animals.


Groups enter every 15 minutes to space people apart, with the trail said to take between an hour and an hour-and-a-half to complete.

The path is suitable for pushchairs and prams.


If the chance to see all sorts of creatures in the wild wasn’t exciting and educational enough as it is, on entry, visitors are given a quiz sheet that features different levels of questions aimed at different age groups, and the answers are on the fact boards as you make your way around.

The popular event has taken the region by storm and has seen visitors flock from far and wide the past two years / Credit: Totally Roarsome

Having already opened last Friday and due to run up until Friday 27 February, followed by weekends throughout March, tickets for Totally Roarsome have been selling fast and are now available to book online.

Tickets will set you back £8.95 each, and must be booked in advance.


Find out more information and book here

Featured Image – Totally Roarsome