Look at the hilarious giant dinosaur keeping Doncaster residents entertained during lockdown

With a bit of imagination, it could look like a scene from Jurassic Park.

By David Kessen
Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 10:43 am

All right, so the velociraptors and Tyrannasaurses in the Stephen Spielberg film are not noted for their dancing – but a Doncaster teenager has brought a comedy dinosaur to the streets of her home village to bring a smile back to the faces of residents during the current lockdown.

Saffron Livesey is donning a huge inflatable dinosaur outfit each day for her daily exercise routine, and she’s even stopping near the supermarkets to dance for the entertainment of the queuing shoppers.

The 16-year-old pupil at Trinity Academy, Thorne, initially put the costume on to walk to go to wave at her former neighbours on Bloomhill Court, Moorends. She and her family moved from there to their current home at Church View Gardens not long before the lockdown started.

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Saffron Livsey in her dinosaur costume

But after her antics started to become well-known, she started to head out a bit further.

Mum Dawn Livsey said: “Saffron’s 5ft 1ins tall, and the costume is 6ft high when she has it on. She waddles along in it! She saw it online some time ago and thought it looked fun, and her grandmother bought the costume for her for Christmas.

“She’s wearing it for her hour’s exercise.

“She misses the old neighbours, and wanted to make them laugh. Since then she’s been out near the Lidl dancing the Macarena and dong the routine to YMCA. She just wants to make people happy, and its certainly made me smile.

Saffron Livsey

“The costume is made of a sort of woven polyester, and there are only a couple of holes, so it gets quite hot in there.

“One of the first times she did it, it deflated in the middle of Thorne and she had to walk home with it like that. It’s been good exercise for her.”

Even the local policemen have laughted at Saffron’s antics, observing you don’t see many dinosaurs in Thorne.

Saffron studies drama at school, and wants to be an actress when she leaves, or to be a drama or English teacher.

Saffron Livsey when she is not entertaining people in a dinosaur costume

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Saffron Livsey in her dinosaur costume
Saffron Livsey in her dinosaur costume