Kirkcaldy town centre set for dinosaur invasion!

Free family event for Easter

Kirkcaldy4All has a big Easter theme for this year - well, it doesn’t get any bigger than dinosaurs!

Jock Ferguson and Suzie Hall meet the dinosaurs

Jock Ferguson and Suzie Hall meet the dinosaurs

After last year’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, this weekend’s theme is Fife’s Jurassic coast and with family fun in locations on the High Street, there is a wide variety of activities too.

It follows on from last week’s Dino Draw Day at Kirkcaldy Galleries. Children where invited to draw their favourite dinosaur at the free event, as well as looking at fossils which had been found aroundthe Kingdom.

Organiser Jock Ferguson said: “Around 70 kids turned up and we got a great reaction.

“It was a really good day, I was amazed at how much some of the children knew about dinosaurs!”

This week’s activity will centre around the Galleria Los Dinos Giganticos, a packed art gallery full of dinosaur-themed art at 186 High Street and hosted by international socialite Coco Langtoun.

Paintings, drawings and sculpture will feature, some submitted by local schools invited to take part as well as those from last week’s Dino Draw Day.

There will also be a fossil dig and a search for ‘Itchy’ the Ichthyosaur, famed fossil fish o’ Fife.

Kinghorn Eco-Centre will be bringing fossil information about the local coast, and both they and the fossil search will be in gazebos on the street.

The Mercat Shopping Centre is also getting involved with dinosaur art activities and dino face-painting, whilst a Dino Basket Hunt will also be in place - High Street shops having hidden items to hunt down and win.

Jock said: “We are trying to outdo the successful ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ from last year. Part of Easter is about eggs and none are bigger than dinosaur ones.

“Most people like dinosaurs and fossils and although it’s mostly fun on the day, I’m hoping more people will take an interest in our fascinating coastline. Fossils are easy to find around Kirkcaldy and although I’ve yet to find a K.Rex set in stone, maybe some of the children who take part will go looking for one!”

It runs from 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on Saturday and all activities are free.

Video by Colin Maxwell, courtesy of Fergus Art.