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iSAND BOX

So sand, right? Simple, plain old sand?

At first it might seem an ordinary thing, to the uninitiated, an easily ignored substance, nothing to write home about.

But just pause for one blinking minute there, Tenby Dinosaur Park fans, will ya?

‘Cos if, for one minute, you can avoid thinking about that nasty, horrible sand you see on disused building sites, all soggy, stony, and abandoned, your faces will suddenly break into lovely wistful smiles as you remember, for the first time in a long time, how sand brings back all the forgotten joys of childhood: seeing as how you played with it in one of your early primary school classes (once you’d exhausted the joys of Play-Doh), then built sandcastles and stuff with it on the beach in your hols, the warm summer breeze wafting through your hair (at a time when you actually still had some), the remnants of a 99 with raspberry sauce plastered around your much younger cake hole.

There you are see: in the space of just a few minutes, with just a little bit of thought, we’ve gone from ignoring sand to realising how wonderful and precious it is.

So what has iSAND BOX got to do with sand?

Well, glad you asked.

iSAND BOX is an interactive, hands-on, sand box bursting with all sorts of addictive games and lovely experiences. For starters you can create your own habitat for your dinosaurs, water that new habitat and then watch as the plants grow and dinosaurs appear before your very eyes. But, OH! Watch out! If you accidentally build a volcano (an easy mistake to make) those dinosaurs will just as quickly DISappear.

Sand, appearing and disappearing dinosaurs, foliage that magically grows before your very eyes: what’s not to like?

Anyway, look at us wittering on about it: to fully experience the many and varied interactive joys of iSAND BOX you really have to give it a go yourself. Get stuck in as it were.

However, if you’re still not convinced how blumin’ magical sand is (and, therefore, iSAND Box), have a butcher’s at what some other people have said about sand

“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.’ D’you know who that was? Ole William Blake that’s who.

Or what about, ‘The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.’ Jean Paul, the famous German author, that one was.

We could go on and on like that, but we think you get the picture: iSAND BOX is brill’. Give it a whirl. In our Activity Centre. What are you waiting for?

Every time we go, I love watching my 4 year old’s face when he stumbles upon another 'sneaky dinosaur,' during our walk throught the Woodland Trail, like it’s the first time he’s seen them (we’ve visitied quite a few times now). It honestly makes my heart swell to the size of a T-Rex.

Han Dyer