Dr Ben Garrod: Ultimate Dinosaurs is coming to Halifax

in Halifax

Yorkshire is about to become the epicenter of all things prehistoric, and here’s why you can’t afford to miss it!

Dr. Ben Garrod, an expert in all things dinosaurs, is bringing his hit show, Ultimate Dinosaurs to West Yorkshire. If you’ve followed Ben’s television credits, you’d know he’s worked with the iconic Sir David Attenborough on the BBC’s “The Day the Dinosaurs Died” and “Attenborough and The Giant Dinosaur.” But did you know he’s also the voice behind some of the most riveting talks on BBC Radio 4 like The Infinite Monkey Cage and The Human Hive? Yes, the scientist who’s taken the world by storm is coming to Yorkshire.


We caught up with Dr Garrod to ask him about the upcoming show:

Do you have a favourite place to eat in Yorkshire?

Just like some of my favourite dinosaurs, I’m an old vegetarian, so anywhere that does a good veggie meal. I am a bit of a foodie, so always look forward to finding out which nice little restaurants, bistros, bakeries and cafes I can discover.

Have you ever travelled to Yorkshire for sport – if so, tell us a bit about those visits?

Not yet. I am a keen runner though and I know there’s some great running up in Yorkshire, so maybe I’ll bring my trainers and someone can take me on a trail run.

It’s a whirlwind tour – what sort of accommodation do you stay in between performances?

As long as there’s a roof over my head, then I’m not too fussy when I’m on a tour. I used to live in a tropical rainforest, so I’m pretty good at sleeping anywhere nowadays. Wherever possible though, I do like staying in little, privately-owned places, rather than the big chains, which just seem to lack the same charm and character of a good B&B or family-owned hotel.

A selection of self-catering stays in Yorkshire


26 Esk Terrace, Whitby YO21 1PA, UK

Oakwell Cottage

999 Bradford Rd, Birstall, Batley WF17 9HX, UK

Roslyn House

9 King Street, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5AT, UK

Formicary Cottage

Valley View Farm Cottages, Old Byland, Helmsley, YO62 5LG, UK

Holt Cottage

Valley View Farm Cottages, Old Byland, Helmsley, YO62 5LG, UK

Form Cottage

Valley View Farm Cottages, Old Byland, Helmsley, YO62 5LG, UK

Will you get a chance to go sightseeing while in Yorkshire? Anything in particular you’d like to see?

I’d really like to go down, deep underground, and visit the Stump Cross Caverns. It sounds a great experience, and I always love the opportunity to discover what different environments and ecosystems are like. Caves feel so alien to us, but are able to show us what life was like millions, or even hundreds of millions, of years ago. I might head there.

While fans wait for your dates in Yorkshire, where else can they hear from you?

I’m on Twitter (or now X, as it’s called), Instagram and even Threads under the handle @Ben_garrod. There is also information on my website www.bengarrod.co.uk

More about the show

The tour isn’t just about watching and listening – it’s a chance to engage, interact, and challenge! How much do you think you know about these ancient giants? Pit your knowledge against the dino expert himself, as Dr. Ben engages the audience in an interactive showdown of wits between parents and their all-knowing little ones.

Whether you’re a curious kiddo, a dino-loving adult, or simply someone looking for a unique experience, this is your call to adventure. Step into the world of the “terrible lizards” in the picturesque setting of Yorkshire.

Dates for the tour are limited to just one night in Yorkshire, so mark your calendars and get ready for an epic journey back in time. Dr. Ben Garrod’s Ultimate Dinosaurs is not just a show, but a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the heart of one of the UK’s most cherished regions.

So, Yorkshire, are you ready to roar?

Discover Dinosaurs with Dr. Ben Garrod will show at 2pm on 29th October at Square Chapel, 10 Square Rd, Halifax HX1 1QG

Books by Dr Ben Garrod

Want to know more or learn all your facts before the show – Dr Ben Garrod has a full series of Ultimate Dinosaurs books:

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