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From Jurassic Park to National Park: 16 foot long Dino to Wow Crowds at Springfest

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is a haven for wildlife, but visitors to Springfest might get more than they bargained for this year.

Springfest, the Loch Lomond festival celebrating food and drink, takes place on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April at Loch Lomond Shores.

An 8-foot-tall, 16-foot-long T-rex animatronic will be part of the festival’s packed line up of family-friendly events. The dinosaur will be entertaining crowds on Sunday 2 April only, from 12 noon till 2pm.

Springfest is one of Scotland’s freshest food and drink festivals, with the event first popping up on the shores of Loch Lomond in 2015.The festival, just a short drive from Glasgow, Stirling and surrounding towns is free to attend and opens at 10am and closes at 6pm both days.

As well as thrills from the ferocious dinosaur, there will be fun for all the family: kids can try their hand at being mini chefs in the kid's tent, there’s a chance to meet the Easter Bunny and follow the Spring treasure trail; while adults can enjoy popping into the cooking demo tent throughout the day, this year sponsored by Greenergy. Visitors can also enjoy listening to live music across the festival site from a range of excellent Scottish musicians.

Stuart Williams, Marketing Assistant for Springfest festival said: “A lot of people are fascinated by dinosaurs, so this should be an exciting addition to this year’s Springfest. We’ve had an amazing response so far online, so it looks like festival-goers are looking forward to getting up close and personal with the T-rex, too. We can’t wait!”

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Loch Lomond Shores is the gateway to Scotland’s first national park and is situated at Ben Lomond Way, Balloch, G83 8QL.

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