Welcome to Weymouth's Dinosaur Trail

It’s great to see you! Explore Weymouth and learn more about jurrasic history on our interactive dinasour trail! There are five dinasours throughout Weymouth, and we’ve put together a fun fact file for each of them – scan the QR code on the dinasour to learn more about the creature.

Where to find us

Bowleaze Cove – near The Lookout Cafe

Lodmoor Country Park – near Brewers Fayre

Cineworld Weymouth

King’s Statue

Nothe Gardens

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Fact Files

Baby Triceratops

Triceratops were plant eaters (herbivores) which grazed in large herds together. So basically, they liked hanging out with their friends and families Plus they enjoyed eating their vegetables. Who are you here with today? Do you like eating vegetables? What vegetables have you eaten today?

You pronounce their name ‘tri-SERA-tops’ and means ‘three-horned face’. Why don’t you make a hat with 3 horns on it and be a Triceratops for the day, lots of our shops sell craft materials you can use to become a dinosaur for the day. Did you know Triceratops used their nose horns for defence, maybe because they don’t have arms like we do.

Dinosaurs are very old and lived in the Late Cretaceous Period, about 65 million years ago, so they are even older than your granny?

The Triceratops when it grows into an adult could grow up to 9 metres (30 feet) this Triceratops is only a baby one but can you see how big it would grow, perhaps measure it out by taking 30 steps

They weighed 5 tons (about as much as a truck).


The Tyrannosaurus Rex (or T Rex for short) was one of the largest and most fearsome animals of all time. A fully-grown T Rex was seriously big, some grew up to 12 meters long and had teeth the size of bananas!

The T Rex was a big meat-eater and could move at the speed of a car to catch its prey.

Can you run as fast as a T Rex? Maybe you can make your very own T Rex footprints next time you visit the beach?

They lived about 65 to 70 million years ago – in the late Cretaceous Period in North America and Asia. The oldest T Rex was thought to have lived for 28 years.

T Rex was also super smart, its brain was much bigger than most other dinosaurs and it had super eyesight.

Using your super T Rex eyesight, maybe see what treasures you can find in Fossil Beach Shop on St Mary Street or the Weymouth shop on the Esplanade. If you’re feeling brave enough, book your ticket for Dinosaur Adventure Live at Weymouth Pavilion on 17th April.

Baby Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus were plant eaters (herbivores) and a bit like a Giraffe, they liked to eat leaves from very tall trees. Their long necks could reach leaves up to 9 metres hight, the height of two double-decker buses! Can you stretch tall and pretend that you are eating leaves from a very high tree?

The name Brachiosaurus is pronounced ‘brack-ee-ow-sor-us’ which means ‘arm reptile.’ They lived about 154 to 153 million years ago – in the late Jurassic period.

Did you know the Brachiosaurus walked on all four legs, but its legs were longer at the front than at the back? Like Triceratops, it is believed that the Brachiosaurus travelled in herds and would move around to find the best plants to eat.

An adult Brachiosaurus was believed to weigh up to 40 tons, that is one heavy dinosaur!

Using your long Brachiosaurus neck, see what you can spot along the coastline and imagine what it must have looked like millions of years ago. If all this dinosaur finding is making you hungry, why not stop at The Lookout Café before you continue your adventure.

Can you guess where the other dinosaurs might be? There are four more to find, see if you can find them all.


Dilophosaurus was a meat-eating Dinosaur who walked on two legs, was very fast and had very sharp claws. It was said to have reached speeds of up to 20mph.

The name Dilophosaurus, pronounced ‘dye-LO-fuh-SAWR-us’ means ‘two-crested lizard’ because it had two ridges on its head. The ridges would have been used to intimidate or impress other Dinosaurs.

Dilophosaurus lived approximately 193 million years ago during the early Jurassic Period. Its fossils have been found in North America and China.

The Dilophosauraus’ bite was not as powerful as some of the other Dinosaurs, it is thought that it was a scavenger rather than a predator.

Can you run as fast as a Dilophosaurus? Lodmoor Country Park is the perfect place for speedy little dinosaurs.

Did you know that Turtles are said to be a close relative of the dinosaurs? If you’d like to discover more about Turtles and lots of other incredible animals, you’ll find Sea Life Weymouth only a couple of steps away.

There are four more dinosaurs waiting to be discovered, see if you can find them all.


Velociraptors were fierce, bird-like, meat-eating Dinosaurs. The name Velociraptor is pronounced ‘vell-os-eeraptor’ meaning ‘swift seizer.’

A Velociraptor could run up to 25mph and weighed around 7kg. The Velociraptor may have been the size of a Turkey, but it was smart, fast and had very sharp claws making it a champion predator.

Although the Velociraptor is believed to have been covered in feathers, it was not able to fly. Velociraptors were pack animals and enjoyed a meal out with family and friends!

Velociraptors lived around 73 million years ago, in the late Cretaceous Period.

Why not create your very own Velociraptor picture and maybe even stick some feathers on there! There are plenty of craft items at The Range, Craftlines, Blue Iris Gallery or WH Smith.

For a dinosaur treat, pop to Pikcnics on Maiden Street to enjoy a delicious dino-biscuit.

Have you spotted the other four dinosaurs yet? See if you can find them all.

Dinosaurs provided through the Welcome Back Fund

Trail and activities supported by We Are Weymouth