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Dino Drop in Days at Playlab

Join us for some Dinosaur themed Friday fun at the Play Lab in the St John’s Centre throughout August

Drop in and play 11-3pm – crafty activities, story sessions, large-scale making and collaborative creativity.

With different activities each week suitable for all age ranges – 0 – 100 you will love exploring, experimenting and dino-tastic free play.

Dates for your diaries

2nd August – Dinosaur Stomp! Storytime and dino play.

9th August – Dinosaur Disco!  Roller skating Dino Disco! - Downstairs next to the escalators

16th August – Fossil fun.

23rd August -  Giant dino mural drawing.

30th August – Grow Your Own Dinasour

Dino roller disco. Small booking charge applies. Book online or call in on a free Friday session to reserve your spot. 

Playlab is located in Unit 5&6 upstairs in the St John’s Centre, in what used to be Jumbo Records before they moved to the Merrion Centre

Why Dino’s?

The St John’s Centre are supporting these free Drop in Dino Day’s as part of this Summer’s big Roarsome Jurassic Trail activities. Read more


Full-size dinosaurs are coming to life all over Leeds this summer and the whole family can have a monster day out hunting them down! If you are in search of things to do this summer, there are five to find around the city – all you need to do is follow the Jurassic Trail to track them down. You can start at any point and it’s an easy walk, so young and old alike can join in. Along the way you may even see one of our roaming dinosaurs – but don’t worry, they don’t bite!

This fantastic free event is part of our ambition to make Leeds a truly child friendly city – a place where children are valued, supported, enjoy their life and can look forward to a bright future. Brought to you by LeedsBID, the Jurassic Trail starts from Saturday 27th July until Sunday 1st September. The trail will take you through Victoria Leeds, Leeds Kirkgate Market, The Merrion Centre and Trinity Leeds, making it perfect for dino spotting whatever the weather.

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Emma Bearman