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Lost Kingdom dinosaur theme park opens in New Forest

Lost Kingdom at Paultons Park Image copyright Paultons Park
Image caption Organisers are hoping Lost Kingdom will appeal to children aged six-years-old and older

A new £9m dinosaur theme park has opened in the New Forest.

Lost Kingdom, at Paultons Park, includes two family rollercoasters, as well as animatronic dinosaurs and a Jeep expedition.

Managing director Richard Mancey described it as a "truly unique experience where families can be thrown back millions of years to see, hear and feel a prehistoric world".

The park is also home to Peppa Pig World, which opened in 2011.

The new attraction includes The Flight of the Pterosaur, a 395m (1,296ft) suspended rollercoaster and the Velociraptor, a 200m (656ft) boomerang rollercoaster.

Other rides include Boulder Dash, where participants can travel in a huge dinosaur egg.

Organisers are hoping the new theme park, which has been two years in the making, will appeal to children aged six and older.

Image copyright Paultons Park
Image caption The park includes two family rollercoasters and a Jeep expedition

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