New dino attraction roars into Seaton

PUBLISHED: 10:15 06 August 2013 | UPDATED: 11:58 06 August 2013

Thomas Woolsey and Dino Train's Buddy the T-Rex.

Thomas Woolsey and Dino Train's Buddy the T-Rex.


New prehistoric attraction is now open at Seaton Tramway.

Seaton Tramway has welcomed the Dino Train on its tracks, the first railway organisation in the UK to do so.

The train promotes the new animated series from The Jim Henson Company, creators of the Muppets and Sesame Street and one of the biggest shows on Nickleodeon’s Nick Jr.

About sixty people piled onto the double-decker tram at Seaton at 11am, which then trundled off to Colyton, where the new Dino Train activity centre awaited them.

Songs and quotes from the Dino Train characters filled the tram, and when everyone arrived, they were treated to a day of dinosaur fun.

Five-year-old dino-fan Thomas Woolsey got to meet his hero, Dino Train’s very own Buddy the T-Rex, while children and adults were let loose in the prehistoric wonderland.

“Tom’s favourite dinosaur is a T-Rex, and he’s a massive dinosaur fan anyway so I think he was a bit over-awed by the activity centre,” said Jenny Woolsey, Tom’s grandmother.

The Dino Train will be open until September 8, and promises to be one of Seaton’s hottest summer attractions.

Jenny Nunn, Managing Director of Seaton Tramways said, “We have lots of fun activities set up, including a Dino Dig excavation area, and a fossil display and colouring section.

“We’ve had a huge number of pre-bookings, and we’re really excited to see how popular the event is already.”

The Dinosaur Train will depart from Seaton Terminus every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

You can book early either online at or by phoning the booking hotline at Seaton Tramway on 01297 20375.

Tickets are £19.95 per adult, £14.95 per child 2-15, under 2’s are free.

A family saver ticket of 2 adults and 2 children costs £54.85.

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