Exmouth Town Team Dinosaur Launch

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(Last Updated On: May 16, 2019)

The Exmouth Town Council Town Team are pleased to announce the re-launch of the Dinosaur Trail in the town.

Locals and visitors alike will have noticed that several of the very popular life-size dinosaurs have been placed back in positions around the town, mainly in the Strand, where it is hoped they will now be a permanent feature.

In addition, 30 small dinosaur brass-rubbing plaques are currently being installed in locations right around Exmouth. There will be two dinosaur trails in place – the ‘Town Trail’ which is around the town centre and the ‘Explorer Trail’ which ventures out further afield. Both trails feature 15 plaques to locate and explore and along both there will be many life-size dinosaurs, as well as those featured in the Strand.

It is planned for everything to be in place for Saturday 25th May when the dinosaur trail will be officially relaunched by the Mayor of Exmouth alongside the Exmouth Festival. Children’s Activity Packs will be available to purchase that will contain a brass-rubbing booklet, sticker, crayons and an official trail guide. On completion of the activity pack, children (and adults!) will be awarded with a special badge to commemorate their achievement.

Dinosaur packs and souvenir badges can be collected from: Exmouth Tourist Information Centre – 45A Strand, EX8 1AL ; The Book Rest – 18 Parade, EX8 1RW; Exmouth Indoor Market – 12 Strand, EX8 1AB; Bumble and Bee – Manor Gardens, Alexandra Terrace, EX8 1BB; Harbour Crepes & Gifts – 3 Shelly Court, Pier Head, EX8 1ER; Oddfellows, Queens Drive Park Space – Queens Drive; Esplanade, EX8 2AY; Bumble and Sea – Orcombe Point, Exmouth

The booklet and map can be also be downloaded free from the forthcoming dedicated dinosaur web site.

The reinstallation of the dinosaurs has been met with much enthusiasm by Exmouth residents and visitors to the town and it is predicted that, as before, they will make a very popular attraction, both from an educational aspect and a tourist perspective by highlighting Exmouth’s Jurassic history.

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Chairman of the Exmouth Town Team, John Thorogood, said “I must thank the small sub-committee, spearheaded by Gayle Robson and Jenny Clark, who organised and bought together the ideas considered by the Town Team that led to the success of the re-launch. Special thanks also to Exmouth Town Council and Streetscene for their invaluable help throughout. The original Dinosaur Trail was an outstanding success but, constrained by planning issues, it was only in place as a temporary attraction. I am confident that this new and more permanent arrangement will be just as popular and form a significant asset to our town.”

More information can be found online here:

https://www.visitexmouth.org/listings/dinosaur-safari/

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