Get set for a roarsome adventure at Painshill this Christmas

Raptors rampaging through the Roman Temple? A terrifying T-Rex in the Turkish Tent? The historic gardens at Painshill in Surrey are going back in time this Christmas with a huge new attraction.

The magical winter Snowsaurus trail will see visitors following in some enormous footsteps as they track down spectacular dinosaurs roaming the grounds.

Glittering snow, Christmas trees, and lots of festive fun accompany this magical family trail through the beautiful 18th century landscape garden.

Running from Saturday, November 20 to Sunday, January 9, the one-mile Snowsaurus trail invites explorers to track down the dinosaurs to discover interesting facts about each one they find.

One of the finest gardens of its kind, Painshill was developed in the 18th century by the Honourable Charles Hamilton and is filled with fantastic follies, including an island in the lake, a Roman temple, a gothic tower, a quaint thatched hermitage, and an exotic Turkish tent.

Painshill Director Paul Griffiths said: “The Snowfari animal trail was a great hit with visitors last year, and we’re hugely excited to see dinosaurs roaming the grounds this Christmas.

“Our wonderful park is the perfect backdrop for festive fresh air fun and we’re really looking forward to seeing visitors follow the exciting Snowsaurus trail.”

The event is free for members and will be included in general admission for those with day tickets. There will also be a fun and festive activity book for children with facts about the dinosaurs, games and puzzles which is on sale for £3.50 (£2.50 online in advance).

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