A roar-some summer planned in Blackburn

Brickburn is back… and it promises to be T-Rexcellent! 

This summer, families will be able to see ferocious dinosaurs walking the earth once again in Blackburn town centre, renamed #Brickburn for the event.

Fifteen amazing brick model dinosaurs will form the Brickosaurs trail that will be located around the town centre between 20 August and 1 September.

There will also be competitions and an interactive trail to follow to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes.

Catherine Price, Blackburn town centre BID Manager, said: “We are so excited to welcome the unique collection of bright and colourful Brickosaurs sculptures to #Brickburn. The trail, funded by Blackburn BID, will create a fantastic interactive family-friendly day out in a covid-safe environment.

“The brightly coloured dinosaur models look spectacular. We can’t wait to see visitors’ faces when they’re faced with these Jurassic beasts within our businesses.

“Don’t worry if you can’t get away this summer, you’ll find amazing, fun, free activities in Blackburn town centre.”

Highlights include a whopping 2m tall Velociraptor and a Parasaurolophus measuring over 3m in length, made of over 113,600 bricks!

Confirmed venues include:

  • Trespass, The Mall
  • Rhode Island Coffee, The Mall
  • Victoira Court, The Mall
  • New Look, The Mall
  • Blackburn Market – mini trail
  • Ainsworth Street (rear of Boots), The Mall
  • Primark, The Mall
  • Grays Outfitters, Northgate
  • Morrisons, Salford
  • Blackburn Cathedral, Darwen Street / Cathedral Square
  • Hobkirks Sewing Machines, Darwen Street
  • King George’s Hall, Northgate
  • Blackburn Library, Town Hall Street

To help track down all the Brickosaurs there will also be a free trail map, or guests can download the Experience Blackburn app.

To find out more, follow Experience Blackburn on social media or download the Experience Blackburn App.

The free event builds on the award-nominated brick model trail in 2019, featuring characters from Paw Patrol. 

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