National Forest Adventure Farm near Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Pupils are accompanied by an animatronic spinosaurus for Walk to School Week.

Pupils ‘walk the dinosaur’ as adventure farm lends gigantic support to school campaign

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Hundreds of young pupils have been walking with dinosaurs during Walk to School Week. 

Three primary schools took part in the exercise which featured animatronic creatures from the National Forest Adventure Farm near Burton-on- Trent. 

A triceratops and a spinosaurus from the Raptor Ranch at the visitor attraction in Tatenhill accompanied the children as they walked in for their lessons. 

The aim was to encourage greener travel to reduce pollution and congestion at the school gates while boosting fitness in line with the goals of the national campaign. 

The primary schools in Stretton, Burton and Tutbury took part to mark Walk to School Week (May 20-24) with hundreds of families choosing to ditch the car and walk into school. 

Everybody’s walking the dinosaur – with a little help from the Raptor Ranch triceratops.

Ivor Robinson, who runs the National Forest Adventure Farm with his brother Tom, said: “We have always been passionate about supporting families to enjoy healthy, fun activities in the countryside.  

“Bringing some of our Raptor Ranch friends to encourage the school children to walk to school seemed the perfect way to help families to get active and enjoy quality time together on the school run.”  

The National Forest Adventure Farm features a maize maze, Scarecrow Joe’s Restaurant, a soft play area and animal barns.  

The farm park covers 40 acres of open space and activities include pedal Go-Karts, frisbee golf, a fossil dig and a mega slide. 

Raptor Ranch is held as part of the May half-term Dino Week activities from 25 May to 2 June with four prehistoric creatures as part of its Jurassic Trails, dino training and meet and greet sessions. 

Ron Quenby

Senior journalist with more than 25 years’ experience of working as a news reporter for provincial and national newspapers. Ron’s varied skills include feature writing, interviewing for real life stories and compiling specialist articles for in-house publications.

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