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Dinosaur Extravangza



Dinosaur Extravangza Drove a +17.9% Increase in Footfall

Discover how Toolbox implemented an immersive event concept that captured imaginations and helped Lower Precinct Shopping Centre to boost its footfall by +17.9% compared to the previous year.


Lower Precinct Shopping Centre were eager to trial a different event concept for the centre which engaged shoppers during the Easter holidays. They were keen for the event to drive shoppers to a range of stores within the centre and increase dwell time.


During the Easter holidays, Toolbox hosted a fun but educational dinosaur-themed event at Lower Precinct. Throughout the event, shoppers embarked on an educational centre-wide trail. Upon finding each hidden trial sheet, shoppers discovered a QR code, which once scanned, revealed a fun dinosaur fact! Once they completed the trail, shoppers were rewarded with a dinosaur egg that they took home to hatch in water!

How we did it

Social Media Management

Graphic Design / Branding

Web Design / PPC / SEO

Content / PR

Alongside the trail, shoppers participated in a dinosaur-digging workshop where they hunted for dinosaur eggs. There was also a large Velociraptor and two baby dinosaurs which shoppers interacted with and took photos of. 


  • During the event day, total centre footfall was an impressive +15.2% higher than the previous week and +17.9% higher than the previous year.
  • During the campaign promotional period, engagements on Facebook increased by +6.9% with the event announcement post generating an impressive 751 engagements!
  • The event attracted approximately 193 attendees who engaged with the trail and dinosaur-digging workshop

Shopper Feedback

“We were walking in the Lower Precinct at 12pm ish and were just so impressed by the dino extravaganza … the kids loved the treasure hunt, fossil finding and the life size dinosaur.

The staff were all fantastic, especially on the fossil digging stand. Such a fantastic activity for children who can’t get away at Easter!”

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