Dino Mania Ashford

On Saturday 29th June, Elwick Place, Park Mall and County Square took a trip back in time to 65 million years ago, in the Jurassic period and the kiddies of Ashford were invited to join them!

The little explorers of Ashford couldn’t wait to get involved in our Dino Trail! – A mixture of dinosaurs including well known favourites, Stegosaurus, Velociraptor, Allosaurus and Triceratops were placed around County Square, Park Mall and Elwick Place and the explorers had one simple task:
1 – Grab a trail map from a dino ranger located in Park Mall and Elwick Place.
2 – Head off in search for the 5 dinosaurs.
3 – Once they had found all 5 dinosaurs they could head back to one of our dino rangers.
4 – Their trail sheet was then entered into a prize draw for the chance to WIN a family ticket to Port Lympne Dino Forest and Animal Reserve!

The fun didn’t stop there…

Visitors to Park Mall could Dig and Dust for fossils, snap a selfie in a giant dino egg and even had the chance to meet real life baby dinosaurs!

Over at Elwick Place you could learn some more fun facts about dinosaurs, visit the Dino Safari Jeep and those of you who were really brave joined in with our amazing T-Rex meet & greet sessions!

We had a ROARsome time!


As a result of precautionary measures enforced by the Government, many of the businesses in Park Mall shopping centre will be closed until further notice.

Many of the businesses based in Park Mall have ceased trading from their stores with immediate effect and all of the non-essential centre staff and occupiers’ staff have been sent home, excluding the exceptions listed below. This is a result of the current precautionary measures enforced by the Government to reduce non-essential trade and travel.

The Park Mall team and its cleaning staff have been carrying out an enhanced cleaning regime and will continue to do so.

The following stores will remain open for business until further notice:
Sowa – open as normal
Poundstretcher – open as normal
Wilko – open as normal
Kempsons Pharmacy – open as normal, only 2 customers in store at a time
Savers – open with reduced hours (10am-4pm)