Dinosaurs roar into Tweed City for fun and education
IT can be hard to get the shopping done when the kids don't want to be there, that is unless there are Dinosaurs hanging around the food court like in Tweed City Shopping Centre on Monday January 20.
Excited kids could not help checking out the life size creatures on display as part of the centre's Dinosaur Adventure exhibit.
The screams and laughter quickly alert you to the fact the several large beasts are robotic, the life sized triceratops being the most popular with little ones, appearing to be doing not much at all the creature comes alive and shakes its head around and roars at passersby like young Finn Manton from Tumbulgum who was most impressed.
"I've been around and seen them all (dinosaurs) but this guy's number one for sure."
Damon Patch from Tweed Heights said his favourite part of the exhibit was the fossil dig.
"Looking for fossils and getting to smash the rocks up with my hammer was the best bit."
Kingscliff's Tom Leach was in his paleontologist's jacket and had his protective glasses on as he and sister Amity got stuck into fossil finding.
"You definitely need a hammer to be a paleontologist I reckon, the rock is pretty hard to break without it."
Ethan Walker had found a complete fossil but was not sure what species it was yet.
"It think it could be a triceratops but I am not sure yet."