‘Tyke-Rex’ – e’s a reight bobby dazzler: Leeds’ dinosaur tips cap to Yorkshire Day


Tommy Appleyard, 8, from Leeds with the Trinity Leeds T-Rex and its flat cap for Yorkshire Day 4.jpg

Shoppers in Leeds are in for a surprise as a life-sized Tyrannosaurus-Rex celebrates Yorkshire Day in style.

The 3-tonne predator, which is on display at Trinity Leeds, has become a ‘Tyke-Rex’ for the day, donning a 1.5 metre Yorkshire flat cap to mark the occasion.

The dinosaur – which is the largest animatronic T-Rex in the UK – is free to visit and is on display at Trinity Leeds until September 2nd.

David Maddison, General Manager at Trinity Leeds, said: “It’s been an honour to host the world’s first ‘Tyke-Rex’ here at Trinity Leeds. Yorkshire Day is all about celebrating God’s Own County and we hope this super-sized surprise has put a smile on shoppers’ faces.”

Visitors can also snap Yorkshire Day selfies with the ‘Tyke-Rex’ and share it on social media for the chance to win a prize.

The T-Rex, which roars and moves its arms, tail and head, is being supported by LeedsBID (Leeds Business Improvement District) and Trinity Leeds in conjunction with Child Friendly Leeds.

For more information, visit www.trinityleeds.com.

Trinity T-Rex Facts

  • Animatronic replica dinosaur which mimics some of the movement of a Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • Fitted with audio so you can hear the T-Rex roar
  • Weight: 3 tonnes
  • Height: 8 metres
  • Length: 18 metres from head to tail
  • The UK’s largest animatronic T-Rex
  • The free-to-see installation closes 2nd September