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Dinosaur Ranger Adventure

10 & 11 June 2023

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Ever wanted to meet a dinosaur?

Or, be taught the skills needed to be a Dinosaur Ranger by real-life Jurassic experts?!

Well, now's your chance as Whistlestop Valley joins forces with their paleontologist pals from Dinosaur Experiences.

What's happening on the day?

The time you have chosen when booking is the time you will be allocated a train departure time from our Clayton West station to Shelley station. Seats are allocated on a first come first served basis. We will try our best to seat you on your chosen train but this will be subject to availability. 

Don't panic! We have enough seats to accommodate everyone who has booked and trains depart every 40 minutes.


* we may be able to fit you on a later or earlier train if you require (subject to availability) 

** If you travel on the 15.20 departure train from Clayton West you will have limited time to enjoy all we have to offer at our Shelley station


You are welcome to stay with us until we close at 5pm. 


Trains depart Clayton West at the following times: 


10:00  10:40  11:20  12:00  12:40  13:20  14:00  14:40  15:20


Only one return journey is permitted at this event so please ensure you have completed everything you wish to do at Shelley station before your return 


You may spend as long or as little as you like at our Shelley station. Seats on your return journey are not allocated and you will be on first come first served basis. PLEASE make sure you are waiting on the platform in good time if you want a specific departure train back to our Clayton West station 


Trains depart our Shelley station at the following times: 


10:40  11:20  12:00  12:40  13:20  14:00  14:40  15:20  16:00 16:40* 


*If you return on the 16:40 train the facilities will be closed at our Clayton West station 


You will be issued with a wristband which has your train departure on, please be on the platform around 10 minutes before this time! Ensure you are wearing your wristband at all times throughout the event. 




  • Velociraptor Encounter show in The Shed at 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm
  • Brontosaurus Meet & greet sessions in The Shed at 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
  • Unlimited rides on The Clayton Flyer miniature railway
  • Face painting
  • Unlimited access to the outdoor adventure playground
  • Unlimited access to The Pillow (undercover jumping pillow)

 The Firebox will be open at Clayton West Station, serving delicious stone-baked pizzas, food and drinks, and the gift shop will also be open.


  • Meet & greet sessions with two baby dinosaurs at 20-minute intervals throughout the day: 10.30am, 11.10am, 11.50am, 12.30pm, 1.35pm, 2.15pm, 2.55pm, 3.35pm & 4.15pm
  • Dinosaur craft activities in the marquee on the platform
  • Unlimited platform rides on Tram No. 7
  • Access to the outdoor adventure playground

 The Turntable dessert parlour will be open and serving delicious, sweet treats including Grandpa Greene’s ice cream.

You will not be booked on a return service from Shelley - you can leave on a train of your choosing.  Trains will depart every 40 minutes from 10.40am until the final departure from Shelley at 4.40pm.

The event and site will close at 5pm.


Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable unless the event is cancelled by Whistlestop Valley.  If an event operates as scheduled but a ticketholder is unable to attend/use their tickets, no refund will be given.

Whistlestop Valley will do its best to run the advertised event. Should Whistlestop Valley cancel an advertised event or service, tickets may be transferred to an alternative service (subject to availability) or a full refund may be given.


For our full Ticket Sales Terms & Conditions, please visit: https://www.whistlestopvalley.co.uk/terms-conditions

Each booking transaction will incur a £1.80 booking fee regardless of the method of booking.

**Please note that all children must be accompanied by at least one adult at all times**

Tickets can be purchased ONLINE ONLY from the Whistlestop Valley website.