A couple of weeks ago, my family and I went to see Dinosaur Zoo live at the Rose Theatre Kingston. Long-term readers will know that Dubz has been obsessed with dinosaurs for years. He even went through a stage where he would only wear dinosaur tops and dinosaur socks. I had heard of the Dinosaur Zoo live show, but I was worried that Dubz was just too fidgety to sit for an entire show (even though it’s only 50 minutes long). But now that Dubz is four, I thought it would be the perfect time to go.
If you’re not familiar with Dinosaur Zoo, it is a show which uses dinosaur puppets of various sizes. Not only do we learn facts about dinosaur, but children and adults are invited onto the stage to interact with the dinosaurs. There is also a meet-and-greet after the show with the baby dinosaurs and the T-Rex, which means that your child won’t feel left out if they don’t make it on stage during the show.
We go to children’s shows quite often, so I have high standards for a good family show. We thought that Dinosaur Zoo was great for the first half. We laughed and were on the edge of our seats. But then it started to drag. The show was still quite enjoyable, and both my children loved it. And Dubz has asked to watch it again. It also helped that we watched it at the Rose Theatre Kingston, which is set in the round and makes all shows fun to watch. Dinosaur Zoo is no longer at the Rose, but is playing all around the UK until September 2016.
We were invited to view Dinosaur Zoo at the Rose Theatre for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.