THE cup of water on the dashboard suddenly starts to ripple. A low thud starts to fill the air. Something is coming...

Anyone who saw Steven Spielberg's classic Jurassic Park (now frighteningly coming up to 25 years old) will remember the sheer thrill of the entrance of the T-Rex in Jurassic Park.

And an event in Leeds next week month [October] will offer dinosaur fans young and old the chance to experience for themselves some of the terror and awe felt by the two children in the car as those thumping footsteps came ever closer.

Because prehistoric predators are taking over the city's Temple Newsam Park when the UK’s first ever dino-tour, Jurassic Kingdom, roars in.

More than 30 lifelike animatronic dinosaurs – including an 18m high, roaring T-Rex and a 16m long Diplodocus – will be on view from Friday 13 October to Sunday 29 October.

And visitors will be able to follow a trail through the park to see these giants of the past in all their glory.

As well as enjoying the adrenaline rush of experiencing a real-life version of Jurassic Park, there will be an educational aspect as well, with displays presenting facts about dinosaurs and the periods they lived in and interactive elements.

Naz Kabir, event director at Weli Creative, the organisation behind Jurassic Kingdom, said: “We’re so excited to be bringing Jurassic Kingdom to Leeds; transporting people back in time to more than 65 million years ago.

“Our awe-inspiring dinosaurs give kids and adults alike the chance to experience the sheer size and scale of these fascinating creatures, embarking on a prehistoric adventure that’s both exciting and educational.”

Visitors will encounter the dinosaurs as they explore the Jurassic Kingdom trail through Temple Newsam Park, uncovering epic life-sized dinosaur replicas from the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods as they go, from T-rex and Triceratops to flying reptiles like pterosaurs.

The animatronics include arms moving up and down, tails swaying side-to-side, heads moving up and down, eyes blinking and jaws opening wide with roaring sound effects.

Younger dinosaur hunters will also be able to try their hand at digging for bones in an excavation area before learning about how dinosaurs lived, in the Jurassic Kingdom educational marquee.

The marquee will allow visitors to watch educational documentaries about dinosaurs produced by the BBC on a large projection screen and the chance to learn more in-depth information about how dinosaurs lived, millions of years ago.

Naz added: “As well as experiencing the thrill of being in the midst of these impressive and incredibly lifelike creatures, visitors can also learn about how dinosaurs lived, millions of years ago.

“It’s a unique chance for families and school visitors to enjoy an entertaining and educational day out, and get some truly unforgettable photos along the way, too.”

A variety of food and drink will be available on site, as well as the opportunity for visitors to take home a memento of the day from the Official Merchandise unit.

The tour has already visited London, Blackpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow and is in Newcastle until October 1.

Leeds is the last chance to experience the Jurassic Kingdom this time around.

Jurassic Kingdom opens to the public on Friday 13 October and is open daily from 10am – 6pm until Sunday 29 October. Last entry is at 5pm.

Tickets are available from Prices start from £11.50 for adults, £10.50 concessions, £9.50 for children, and £38 for a family ticket.

Standard booking fees apply.