Buxton - Jurassic Encounter

Buxton Jurassic Encounter
Jurassic Encounter Location

Opening Dates:

28th May - 12th June

Jurassic Encounter Location

The Pavilion Garden Buxton,

St John’s Road, Buxton,

Derbyshire SK17 6BE

Online prices
On the door prices
Adult £12.50
Adult £14.00
Child £10.50
Child £12.00
Concession £10.50
Concession £12.00
Group Ticket £9.50
Group Ticket £11.00
Family Ticket £42.00
Family Ticket £48.00
Jurassic Encounter Buxton

Jurassic Encounter opens in Buxton in May/June. Jurassic Encounter is a must-see family event, an interactive installation of 50 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs from the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods. Each dinosaur has robotic movements which include arms moving up and down, tails swaying side-to-side, heads moving up and down, eyes blinking, jaws opening wide with realistic roaring sound effects. Making for a truly awesome walk-through experience! This mesmerising experience is as educational as it is entertaining and the perfect day out for children and adults. Visitors will walk a perilous path through grasslands and woodlands and come face-to-face with snarling, roaring and hissing dinosaurs amongst the trees, bushes and woods.

Please Note:

  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
  • Ticket dates cannot be changed. Please respect this policy.
  • Refunds will only be allowed if we are closed for any purpose.
  • Children aged 2 and under are free and do not need a ticket.
  • There are no cloakroom facilities at the venue, so visitors will not be able to store bags, buggies or bikes etc. Children’s bikes, scooters and skates are not permitted inside the event.
  • Only guide dogs are allowed, no other pets are permitted onsite.
  • If you have any ticketing issues, please click on this link - https://jurassicencounter.seetickets.com/customerservice and See Tickets will respond to your problem.
  • Once you are inside, you can stay as long as you wish with your family and friends. Our Event Last entry time is at 5pm and we ask all visitors to leave by 6pm.
  • Jurassic Encounter do not have a phone number, if you have any general event related questions, you can email us on - info@jurassicencounters.uk


  • The pathways are a mixture of hard standing, grass and dirt track and temporary plastic pathway. The event route is mostly accessible to wheelchair users and pushchairs.
  • Please be aware that some areas may have a few steps or get a little muddy and have uneven surfaces as we are on a public park site. Our teams onsite are ready to assist any wheelchair users when required and offer route guidance and advice as we would like all our visitors to enjoy the experience.

Parking & Public Transport:

  • We would like this event to be as environmentally friendly as possible and would urge all our visitors to use public transport if possible.
  • Pavilion Gardens is only a seven-minute walk from Buxton Railway Station and there are several local buses which stop very close to the venue.
  • If you must drive, then there is plenty of public paid car parks in Buxton. Please visit - https://www.highpeak.gov.uk/article/859/Buxton-car-parks for car park information and locations.

** Notice To All Park Users:

  • The Pavilion Gardens are still open to the public every day. The Jurassic Encounter event is a ticket-only event and will be open from 28th May to 12th June 2022. The map below shows a red shaded area, this is the event space and will be closed to the public. The rest of the park is open for the public to enjoy.
  • Thank you for your kind patience and understanding and we hope you will visit Jurassic Encounter with your families.