Dino Takeover 2022

Dino Takeover 2022

Chester BID are bringing the UK’s largest stegosaurus to the streets of Chester, complete with it’s own dino-babies

This Saturday 27th August 2022 the team at Chester BID are making the city streets feel Jurassic, when the UK’s largest stegosaurus will walk through Chester’s cobbled streets, meeting and greeting people and delighting young dinosaur fans. Bringing with it a T-rex friend, and accompanied by dino-babies. This will coincide with the screening of Jurassic Park 2 at Moonlight Flicks on Chester Cathedral’s Dean Field.

The 7m long stegosaurus will bring with it some smaller dino-babies, which children will be able to interact with. Find the dinosaurs and their babies roaming along Eastgate Street, Northgate Street, Bridge Street North and Watergate Street between 11am – 3pm.


Map of Chester City Dino Takeover:Chester BID dinosaur map


Luka Morrell, Business Engagement Manager said: ‘We’re so delighted to bring the dinosaurs to the city – they will liven up the city streets and give a real sense of delight to children on their summer holidays.”


Dino Trail! You could WIN a £50 Chester Gift Card.

If you’re looking for some more rawr-some fun once you’ve met the dinosaurs, you could take part in our FREE Dino Safari Trail. Find all 12 dinosaurs hidden in shops and businesses in the city and note down their names for your chance to win a £50 Chester Gift Card.

Download your Dinosaur Trail here


About Chester BID Company

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a business-led, business-funded body created to improve a defined commercial area. Chester BID is funded solely by the businesses within the city.

There are over 460 businesses in Chester’s BID area with a rateable value of more than £18,000. Each of these contribute a levy equal to 1% of their business rates every year to fund a wide range of improvements identified by the businesses themselves. It is expected that approximately £2.5m of private sector funds will be generated over the five-year BID term and this money will be reinvested back into the city centre.

In June 2019, hundreds of businesses voted in favour of the plans to renew the BID’s term in Chester and on September 1st, 2019, Chester BID Company started a second five year-term with the intention of continuing to deliver a more vibrant and successful trading environment for Chester city centre.



For more information, visit www.ChesterBID.co.uk