Enjoy a Jurassic lark with the Designosaur

FORGET Jurassic Park, there's a draw-rassic challenge awaiting youngsters at Dynamic Earth this summer.

Fve-year-old Alexander McColville shares his ice lolly with a Dynamic Earth dinosaur. Picture: Lesley Martin

Dinosaurs come roaring into the digital age at the Holyrood Road attraction where visitors will have the opportunity to design their very own dino, choosing everything from colour to camouflage, before having it brought to life before their eyes.

The unique Designosaur activity sees youngsters use an Ipad to build their personalised dinosaur, then enables them to interact and even snap a selfie with their monstrous creation using clever mixed reality technology.

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Marketing director Eilidh Massie says “Although we’ve had dinosaurs return from extinction to visit us before, this is the first time guests have had the opportunity to actually create and build their very own.

“This is a really fantastic activity that allows people to not only design and personalise their dinosaur but also to see it come to life.”

Also, after a hugely successful run over Easter, Operation Earth is back by popular demand.

A tie up with the Natural Environmental Research Council, it includes an interactive family show and hands-on activities.

Join Earthy on a trip to the doctor to find out more about environmental scientists are working to understand how our planet works and how it’s changing.

There are also still a spaces left for budding explorers to take advantage of the sunny summer weather and join the Dynamic Earth team for a week-long outdoor adventure in the Capital’s wild spaces in and around Holyrood Park.

The Summer ‘not’ School holiday learning programme offers a selection of discovery activities for a variety of age groups on selected dates in July and August.

Summer activities run until Sunday 26 August, 10am-4pm, full details, www.dynamicearth.co.uk