DINO DAY 2022

SATURDAY 21st May

DINO DAY RETURNS TO BARROW TOWN CENTRE

On Saturday 21st May 2022 Barrow town centre will once again be transformed back to the Jurassic period with the return of Barrow Dino Day. 

Barrow BID brought the dinosaurs to Barrow town centre in 2020 and they proved very popular with all ages. Colin Garnett, Barrow BID Manager said, “We worked with Bigfoot Events to bring dinosaurs to Barrow town centre in August 2020 during a lull in the COVID pandemic. They proved extremely popular and it was great to see families back in the town centre and children with smiles on their faces following the experience of a National lockdown during the year. In 2020 we had plans to make the event bigger and better, but due to the constraints of COVID we had to deliver an event which would not only entertain, but would restrict audience numbers and keep the general public, staff and volunteers safe.”

With less COVID restrictions predicted for 2022, Colin and the team at Barrow BID are planning to deliver a bigger and better event in 2022, so keep Saturday 21st May free for a spectacular day of dinosaur fun!

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT TO SEE AT THE 2022 EVENT?

  • 9.30am Jurassic Park Movie with Special Guests
    Get into the Dino Day spirit by watching our Jurassic Film at the Forum Theatre. The film will kick off the day and is a MUST for dinosaur fans of all ages. Tickets are £2 from The Forum: www.theforumbarrow.co.uk/event/barrow-bid-presents-jurassic-park/ 
  • Storytime Adventures 
    Perfect for smaller children, the storytime adventures will be located at the Forum Theatre and will be followed by a Meet the Baby Dinosaurs session. There will be a number of sessions throughout the day. These will be ticketed with a small charge to ensure the safety of everyone attending. Tickets are £2 from the Forum: www.theforumbarrow.co.uk/event/storytime-adventures-meet-the-baby-dinosaurs
  • Ranger Training
    Children will be able to sign up to our Ranger Training sessions throughout the day and learn how to deal with naughty dinosaurs.
    Free event with sign-up on the day.
  • Dalton Road Arena
    The statue outside McDonalds will be the location of one of our dinosaur arenas and will host our mid-size dinosaurs during the day.
    Free activity in public space.
  • Main Arena sponsored by Orsted
    The main arena will be located on the town square between the Town Hall and Forum. This will host the largest dinosaurs including the ferocious T-Rex. Free activity in public space.

DOWNLOAD THE 2022 PROGRAMME

IMAGES FROM THE 2020 STORYTIME ADVENTURES

IMAGES FROM THE DALTON ROAD ARENA

WHAT PEOPLE SAID ABOUT THE 2020 EVENT

‘Fantastic, wonderful atmosphere, perfect for families and nice to see the town so busy with an event pulling families into the town centre. The impact on our business was very positive, double our trade from the same date last year and lots of dinosaur sales!’
John Edwards – The Entertainer

‘It was a good attraction for the town and we did very well.’
Nicola Dawes – Owl Sanctuary

‘Great event bringing younger age groups who we need to bring to the town to showcase our retail and hospitality. The event increased my trade, but I seized the opportunity by adding a kids sweet range at the front of my premises.’
Alan Elrick – Got it Covered

‘I had an egg on my stall as part of the Dino Egg Trail. We got loads of families and I had people comment how nice the stall was. A few even said they would return now that they know I am here.’
Wendy Gunning – The Wool Baa

‘Brilliant day me n the little one loved it, the deckchairs are lovely xx’
Jacqui Nicholson

‘A fantastic day, thank you so much! I have one very happy 3yr old today! Well done for spacing seats out/providing sanitiser etc and making everyone feel safe. Great day out!’
Katie Moore

‘My son loved it thank you and it felt safe and not overcrowded when we were there. Well done to all involved.’
Lauren Newby

‘Barrow BID did a fantastic job with the organisation of this event. They ensured that there were measures in place to maintain social distancing and were regularly cleaning everything down in between performances. They brought people back into the town centre, people were spending money in the shops that have been struggling so badly throughout this pandemic, they should be praised for the hard work they have done.”
Laura Royle

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