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Quay Rex at Mermaid Quay


08 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020


Mermaid Quay, Bute Street, Cardiff CF10 5BZ

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The UK’s largest animatronic T-Rex will be on display in Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay, from 8 – 23 February 2020.

Dubbed Quay-Rex, the 18 metre long and 5 metre tall life-like dinosaur features a moving head, tail, eyes and arms as well as a terrifying roar.  It will fill up most of Tacoma Square – in the heart of Mermaid Quay – and its head will be as high as the terrace level.

Mermaid Quay centre manager Simon Whiting said: “We’re really looking forward to playing host to the enormous Quay-Rex – it promises to be a huge draw, attracting visitors not just from the Cardiff area, but way beyond, as well as possibly scaring and surprising a few passers-by.  Don’t forget your phones and cameras, you won’t want to miss this!

“Following a series of really successful LEGO brick installations in Tacoma Square, we wanted to do something different this half term and Quay-Rex definitely fits the bill!   But LEGO brick lovers shouldn’t despair, we’re planning another great installation at Mermaid Quay later in the year.”

Quay-Rex will be free to view.

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