Volunteers Wanted

Volunteers Wanted

Calling all Gardeners!

We are looking for volunteers to help develop our Jurassic Discovery Garden for the Dinosaur Exhibitions Grand Summer Opening!

We are following our landscape gardening plans to create an outdoor space that will reflect our fun, new Jurassic Discovery.

If you are green fingered and looking for something and somewhere a little different to use your skills as well as some great benefits when volunteering in the Seaton Tramway Team – please get in touch!

To find out more please call 01278 20375 Option 2, to speak to Mel

or email manager@jurassicdiscovery.co.uk

Memberships and Birthdays Update

Memberships and Birthdays Update

We know lots of you are looking forward to the release of our memberships and birthday offers, however we are committed to providing exceptional experiences that meet the highest standards of quality and enjoyment. 

To ensure that our new offers live up to those standards, we are taking additional time to enhance and refine both the content of our packages and the systems that support them.

What This Means for You:


The launch of our new membership tiers is being delayed. We are working diligently to upgrade these memberships, to give a smoother user experience.

Birthday Packages

The introduction of our birthday packages is also being postponed. 

We aim to create unforgettable birthday experiences, and deliver joy and excitement in the most seamless way possible.

We understand this may be disappointing news, particularly for those eagerly anticipating these offerings. Please know that this decision was made with your best interests in mind.

Next Steps and Updates:

Part of the upgrade to memberships is waiting for our new payment gateway, so that we can move away from PayPal. 

To stay up to date with any news or updates, please follow our social media channels and sign up to our newsletter.

We deeply appreciate your patience and understanding during this period. Our team is excited about the enhancements we are making and we can’t wait to share them with you.

Jurassic Discovery Soft Play Opens 29th March 2024!

Jurassic Discovery Soft Play Opens 29th March 2024!

Get ready as the much-anticipated visitor attraction Jurassic Discovery in Seaton, East Devon, announces the grand opening date of its Soft Play & Café on 29th March 2024!

Perfect for families and dinosaur enthusiasts, the Soft Play area offers fun for kids to explore, climb, and play. Meanwhile, adults can relax and recharge in the café, indulging in a full menu of hot and cold food and drinks.

When are you opening your Soft Play & Café?

Soft Play sessions will be available from 29th March and will be available to book soon. The Café can be enjoyed by all ticket holders.

How is it going to work?

Jurassic Discovery will offer four two-hour play sessions daily between 9:30am and 5:30pm. Tickets will be for 2 – 12-year-olds, those under 2 and adults enter for free. 

Tickets can be booked online via jurassicdiscovery.co.uk. 

Soft Play sessions are £6 per child. The off-peak price will be £5.

Off-peak pricing is available online only. We will accept walk-ins but at the full price.

Can I get a membership for my child?


Soft Play Memberships, will allow a named child and accompanying adult entry to a pre-booked soft play session. It will grant holders 24 free pre-booked sessions a year – or two per month. Sessions after that allocation will be £1.
If you don’t pre-book and you just turn up, it will be £1 per session.
Memberships will also get cardholders 10% off in the Cafe and Gift Shop plus Seaton Tramway tickets.
All prices and membership offers can be found on the website at jurassicdiscovery.co.uk

Where is Jurassic Discovery?

You can find Jurassic Discovery in Seaton, East Devon, next door to Seaton Tramway.

The full address is,
Jurassic Discovery,

The Underfleet, Seaton

EX12 2WD.

Parking can be found in the neighbouring Underfleet car park. This is a council-run pay and display.

Are you only opening the Soft Play & Café?


This is just the first part of the offer from Jurassic Discovery.
Later this year, we will allow visitors to explore prehistoric wonders and the story of the Jurassic Coast. It will offer an immersive experience like no other, featuring life-like animatronic dinosaurs that bring history to life in the captivating Walk with Dinosaurs exhibition.

You will step into a world of giants and immerse yourself in the fascinating era of dinosaurs at Jurassic Discovery. The interactive exhibition, set to open in the summer of 2024, will take visitors on a journey through time, showcasing the incredible diversity of prehistoric life.

Whether you’re a seasoned palaeontologist or simply seeking a fun-filled adventure with the family, Jurassic Discovery promises an engaging, educational, and entertaining experience for all. 

Make sure to mark your calendars for 29th March 2024, and be among the first to experience the excitement of Jurassic Discovery’s Soft Play & Café. Stay tuned for updates on the official website and social media channels as the countdown to the opening begins!



Seaton Tramway & Jurassic Discovery are thrilled to sponsor the new book written by Wayne Munday and illustrated by Eleanor Western 

Inspired by the Jurassic Period of Britain and the fossil record of the Dorset coast designated by UNESCO as a natural World Heritage Site in the South West of England we travel back in time to between 201.4 – 143.1 million years ago.

Take an immersive journey through this stunningly illustrated book as we explore this fascinating world.

This will be available from Seaton Station, Colyton Station and Jurassic Discovery shops!



Seaton Tramway is excited to announce the successful purchase of the Seaton Jurassic building, marking a significant milestone in the Tramway’s 54-year history and introducing a new attraction to East Devon. The acquisition, finalised on January 5, 2024, paves the way for the launch of the new and innovative ‘Jurassic Discovery’ Centre.

Set to open in the Spring of 2024, Jurassic Discovery will initially welcome visitors with a family-friendly café and a soft play area designed for children aged 1-12, which will be a welcome return to East Devon, as Pecorama sold their soft play to Seaton Tramway in 2021. By the Summer of 2024, the centre will unveil an immersive dinosaur exhibition, featuring state-of-the-art animatronic exhibits from the Natural History Museum.

Following the unanimous decision by East Devon District Council (EDDC) to agree to the freehold disposal of the Jurassic Centre to Seaton Tramway, the centre, which closed in September 2021, is set for a reopening in Spring 2024. This new attraction will bring a significant boost to the local economy and community, creating numerous job opportunities.

Jenny Nunn, CEO of Seaton Tramway, expressed her enthusiasm:

“The council’s decision marks a new era for Seaton and its visitors. Jurassic Discovery isn’t just an attraction; it’s a leap into the world of dinosaurs and prehistoric life. Our plans include a Dino-themed soft play area for the young explorers and a cutting-edge visitor experience that narrates the story of dinosaurs, their extinction, and their connection to our current environmental challenges. We are committed to creating an engaging, educational, and entertaining space that resonates with all age groups.”

Councillor Paul Arnott, Leader of East Devon District Council said: 

“Handing over the keys to Seaton Tramway, and a fresh start for the stewardship of this crucial attraction, is a great privilege. I’d like to take this last opportunity to thank the many volunteers who gave their all to the centre before, and I’m sure they’ll join me in wishing Jenny and her team the very best for the future. The Jurassic Discovery Centre could not now be in better hands.”

Councillor Andrea Davis, Devon County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for Climate Change and Environment, said: 

“Well done to all involved in helping this purchase to go ahead. The building is a great asset to the town and I’m looking forward to Seaton Tramway breathing new life into it. Their plans to get the centre up and running sound excellent and it’s right that the unique heritage of the Jurassic coast should be recognised with an educational and fun attraction like this. I wish Seaton Tramway every success with its Jurassic Discovery venture. I’ve no doubt it will be popular and will prove to be an important addition to Seaton.”

Councillor Marcus Hartnell, Councillor Derek Haggerty, and Councillor Dan Ledger, East Devon District Council Ward Members for Seaton, said:

“We are delighted that Seaton Tramway will take ownership of the former Seaton Jurassic and reopen it as an exciting new attraction in 2024 that both locals and visitors can enjoy. Whilst it has taken time to get to this point, we have always wanted to ensure that the future of the building remained as a tourist attraction, raising awareness of our natural environment, boosting the local economy, and creating jobs. We wish Seaton Tramway the best of luck with their new venture.”

Jurassic Discovery will promote the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, exploring 65 million years and 95 miles of history. Seaton and its surrounding areas host a range of stories and fossil finds and the new attraction will bring them to an audience of all ages.

Seaton Tramway will continue its success of becoming a unique destination for schools and educational groups and will now include Jurassic Discovery within its offer. New learning and activity sessions are being developed with all key stage groups in mind and will explore subjects like Evolution, Geology, Climate Change and Mass Extinctions.

Seaton Tramway recently won the Large Attraction of the Year Award, Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award, Tourism Event of the Year Award and Experience of the Year Award at the Devon Tourism Awards in November. The team at Seaton Tramway plan to bring the same award-winning magic to the new attraction.

The new Jurassic Discovery promises to be more than just an attraction; it’s set to be a hub of education, community involvement, and environmental consciousness, discovering the past while enlightening the present.

You can keep up to date with all news and developments regarding the new attraction at www.jurassicdiscovery.co.uk