Dinosaurs have officially taken over Rochdale! Dippy the Dinosaur has arrived at No1 Riverside, and it looks as though he’s brought some unexpected guests with him! They’re sure to be sticking around for a while, so here at Rochdale Exchange we’re looking to recruit some very special Dino Rangers to keep them in check. On selected dates from 11am – 3pm over the school holidays, we’re inviting kids’ from all over to take part in our FREE events and learn what it takes to become experienced rangers! Take a look below for more details.


Ranger Training – Wednesday 26th February


Come meet us at dino basecamp and register as a trainee park ranger! You’ll learn some out of this world Jurassic knowledge, before our chief ranger puts you to the test as you complete the ranger course across balance beams, fight your way through commando nets, test your strength, and then find out what to do in an emergency situation – a dinosaur break out! You need to be fast, strong, agile & most of all….very brave!! Complete the course and you’ll receive your very own certificate to take away. Come along to one of the below sessions throughout the day.


Session 1

11am – 11.20am


Session 2

11.40am – 12pm


Session 3

12.20pm – 12.40pm


Session 4

1pm – 1.20pm


Session 5

1.40pm – 2pm


Session 6

2.20pm – 2.40pm


Not only that, make sure you pick up your very own ranger pass and collect your first stamp – if you attend all four Dino Rangers events, you’ll be awarded with a prize!


Dino Egg Decorating – Thursday 9th April


Get hands on with our rangers this week and celebrate Easter at the same time! Join us as we decorate our very own chocolate dino eggs, using icing pens, sweets, chocolate drops and more to be as creative as possible! Don’t forget to bring your ranger pass to collect your second stamp!


Read-a-saurus – Thursday 16th April


Join us for our fun and interactive dino tales! Get ready for a dino-mite day with our roarsome fun-filled storyteller who will bring dinosaur books to life, followed by a treasure hunt around the centre and a Jurassic craft activity where we’ll be making our own dinosaur masks! Don’t forget to bring your ranger pass to collect your third stamp!


Dino Crafts – Wednesday 27th May


Finish your ranger training off in the best possible way as we enjoy a wide range of dinosaur crafts to get our creative juices flowing! Decorate your own dinosaur footprint and design individual dino scratch art before taking part in our ‘guess how many’ competition. Don’t forget to bring your ranger pass along to collect your prize for attending all four sessions!


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