Imagine walking around Hyde town centre; minding your own business, just looking to search out another fabulous bargain, when around the corner you suddenly come face to face with a live-sized dinosaur.

No, not one of our town councillors, but an enormous dinosaur – a creature that weighed over seven tonnes, which at 13 feet tall and 40 feet long was one of the largest land predators to ever to stalk the subtropical forests of ‘Tameside’ millions of years ago.

Well, if you get down to Hyde’s Civic Square on Saturday April 13th 2019, don’t forget to take your cameras, because that’s day when a dinosaur will be making a popular return to Jurassic Hyde.

Building on the tremendous success of the day when ‘dinosaurs’ last roamed the town; Hyde Town Team have once again arranged for a huge dinosaur, to meander around the town centre, as part of the town’s Dino Event.

As a further addition to the ‘Dino’ event, the Town Team have also teamed up with The Tameside Reporter and Findel Education’s Philip Harris Brand, who are a leading supplier of equipment for school science; to invite young primary school children and year 7 secondary students to get involved in the event by entering a ‘create a model Dinosaur’ competition.

This will be judged on the day by Hyde & Stalybridge MP Jonathan Reynolds and the Philip Harris Brand Manager

It’s a great way for the kids to show off their creative modelling skills, with the best model maker winning £100 of equipment for their science programme together with a winner’s plaque to be permanently displayed in the winning model maker’s school.

So mark Saturday 13th April 2019 as a day to bring your little dinosaur hunters to Hyde …. It promises to be a pretty awesome sight with one of the largest walking Dinosaurs roaming the town’s markets ready to amaze the adults and children; – but don’t worry the Town Team’s Rangers will keep a close eye on him.

And after you’ve, enjoyed your Dinosaur Adventure, what better reward than a coffee, tea or hot chocolate with cream and a homemade cake in one of the Hyde many cafés, or perhaps make it a lunchtime visit and enjoy a hot meal, or a glass of wine or beer.


Make Hyde Town Centre your number one shopping town this April where visitors and shoppers can expect plenty of Easter activities and fun across in the Indoor and Outdoor Markets and within The Clarendon Shopping Centre.