Meet Ripley’s New Mini-Explorer!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAA little while ago we told you about an exciting competition for any junior adventurers out there!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London were on the lookout for their very own mini-explorer to go out and start exploring the world just like their legendary founder, Robert Leroy Ripley!

And now they’ve picked their winner – a young explorer and dinosaur-hunter who goes by the name Toby Long!

To be picked, Toby (aged 7) created a fun video where he travelled back in time to the Jurassic period, spying on prehistoric beasts.

As Ripley’s Mini-Explorer, Toby and his family are off on his first adventure, travelling to Orlando for a week-long holiday during which he’ll get the chance to visit Ripley’s Warehouse where thousands of weird and wonderful artefacts are still stored.

He’ll also be in front of the camera to report on future news and events from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London so expect to see more of Toby and his adventures in the future!

Here’s the video that won him the gig:

Home to the unusual, the wonderful and the plain bizarre, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London is the only place in the UK where families can take a peek at 75 million year old dinosaur eggs, come face-to-face with a piece of the Berlin Wall and bring back childhood memories with the original ‘Toot Sweet’ machine featured in the film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Click here to find out more!