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Paw Patrol Brick Trail

‘Brickburn’ is to host the world’s first PAW Patrol brick trail!

PAW Patrol fans will be able to meet their favourite characters this summer – as Blackburn hosts the world’s first PAW Patrol brick trail, built and presented by BRICKLIVE.

The stunning spectacle, featuring 21 of your favourite characters and buildings from the hit Nick Jr show, will be built by BRICKLIVE from brightly coloured toy bricks and placed around the town centre between 23 August and 1 September.

Characters Chase, Marshall, Skye and the gang will be hosted by venues around the town – which will be rebranded ‘Brickburn’ to celebrate the trail.  Blackburn will be the first place in the world to host the official PAW Patrol brick models, with the pups ranging in size from 75cm to 120cm high.

The trail, organised by Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID), will also feature a 2m tall Lookout Tower using over 65,000 bricks; and a selfie-zone of Marshall’s Fire Truck using a whopping 160,000 bricks.

Families will be able to explore the town and find all the models using the Brickburn trail map and children will also be able to take part in a number of free workshops and interactive building activities.

Further information can be found here –

Paw Patrol Brick Trail

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Percy The Park Keeper

Dunham Massey continue to celebrate 30 years of Percy The Park Keeper.

From Wednesday 12th June until Wednesday 4th September visitors to Dunham Massey can join Percy The Park Keeper on his Treasure Hunt around the gardens.

Youngsters are each given a Treasure Hunt booklet containing a map to follow in order to find the six hidden treasure locations.  Follow the clues around the park to find the treasure, and at each numbered location children can collect stamps to put in their booklet.  The race to collect all six is on!


In addition to the Treasure Hunt, there are also Crafts and Storytelling to take part in and enjoy, at regular times during the day.

The Storytelling sessions are amazing and truly get all the children involved and laughing.

*Please note dogs are not allowed in the gardens where the activity trail, craft and storytelling activities take place.

Trail Opening Times

Daily from 10:30am – 4pm

Park Residents

When you have completed the activity trail, why not have a walk around the grounds to see how many of Dunham Massey’s residents you can find.  Residents include:

  • Deer
  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Butterflies and many more!


Dunham Massey has great facilities including the following: –

  • Stamford Cafe is open 10am – 5pm and serves hot and cold food, drinks, pastries and children’s meals.
  • Stables Restaurant is open 10am – 4pm serving hot meals, lighter options and sweet treats.  Afternoon tea is also available but requires booking.
  • Ice Cream Parlour is open on weekends and school holidays serving a variety of delicious flavours
  • Gift Shop – selling plants, gifts, children’s toys and treats.

*Dogs are allowed in the grounds on a lead.

Further information regarding the event, and Dunham Massey, can be found HERE

The next Percy The Park Keeper event will be After The Storm which will run from 7th September to November 2019.

Contact: 0161 941 1025

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We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

Watch this family favourite come to life as we follow the intrepid family of adventures, and their loyal dog, as they venture through swishy swashy grass, thick oozy mud, and swirling whirling snowstorms in search of a bear!

Michael Rosen’s award-winning book is beautifully brought to life full of catchy songs, interactive scenes and surprises.

The show is approximately 55 minutes long so it is perfect for the younger members of the family.

Suitable for ages 3+

The show is being shown at The Lowry from Saturday 3rd August to Sunday 1st September 2019.

Book your tickets HERE

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In The Night Garden Live!

The BAFTA Award-Winning CBeebies children’s TV show, In the Night Garden, returns to the stage with a new show!

The smash-hit In the Night Garden Live begins its first ever tour of UK theatres with a brand-new show which will play at the Palace Theatre in Manchester on 28-29 August 2019.

The Show

Take a spectacular journey into the magical world of In the Night Garden and experience the UK’s favourite family show, with all the enchanting characters magically brought to life on stage.

In the Night Garden Live is the perfect musical theatre experience for the entire family. The show’s favourite characters – Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends – are all brought to life in a wonderful new story using full-size costumes and magical puppets, with enchanting music and dancing.

This delightful classic, which premiered in 2010 before becoming a summer entertainment fixture, is a firm favourite with young pre-schoolers and their parents.

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Seen by over one million people, the critically acclaimed production has established itself as a must-see first theatre experience for young children. Oliver Seadon, Executive Producer said “When we made In the Night Garden Live we never imagined it would run for 10 years and that over a million visitors would come to see it. It’s incredibly exciting now to be making a brand-new show and taking it into theatres all over the country. This will be the first time that audiences get to see In the Night Garden Live in their local theatre.”

In the Night Garden Live is written by Helen Eastman (writer of Bing Live) and based on the Ragdoll television series created by Andrew Davenport. Directed by acclaimed Royal Ballet choreographer and director Will Tuckett, the show is produced by Minor Entertainment under licence from DHX Media. Director Will Tuckett said, “Children know these characters so well, much better than we ever might think. They see them as proper friends – when they appear on stage live they are seeing friends liberated from the television or tablet. They are there, waving at THEM. Taking your child to see them live on stage is an extraordinary experience – it’s a genuinely heartwarming and truly magical thing and makes me love my job as much as I do.”

Further Information

Find out more about the show at

Show Dates & Times

In The Night Garden Live will be playing the following shows at the Palace Theatre: 

Wednesday 28 August, 10am and 4pm

Thursday 29 August, 10am and 1pm

Ticket prices start from £15.90 and you can get your tickets here

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Bury’d Treasure

Arrr you ready? Anchors away!

What Is Bury’d Treasure?

Bury’d Treasure is a pirate adventure game that’s perfect for families to have fun together in Bury this summer.

When Does The Adventure Start?

The Bury’d Treasure trails will be ready and waiting for you to discover every single day between 1st July and 1st September 2019.

How Much Does It Cost?

The event is completely FREE and there are loads of prizes to win!

Where Are We Heading?

There are eight different routes to explore all across Bury:

  • Clarence Park, Bury
  • Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom
  • Close Park, Radcliffe (this is now closed due to work in the park)
  • Kirklees Trail, Tottington
  • Prestwich Clough
  • Phillips Park, Whitefield
  • Burrs Country Park, Bury
  • Outwood Trail, Radcliffe

How it all works…

Each walk you go on will take you past seven simple puzzles (some are really easy to spot, but you’ll need to look harder to find the others). Once you find a puzzle, you need to work out the answer (this will be a letter or number)

Once you’ve collected all seven answers, get your captain (parent or guardian) to key in the solution on the site HERE.

But that’s not all! Every time you go exploring and enter your solution, you’ll go into our Bury’d Treasure prize draw for each weekly prize and a big prize at the end of the adventure. Don’t forget to tell your captain! Each solution has to be entered by sundown on the Sunday (that’s midnight to them) of each week.

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To start your adventure:

Get a grown up to register on the website!

Pick where you want to go looking for treasure! Download and print the map HERE! Anchors away!

Complete as many as you can to be in with a chance to win some treasure! Pirates always like to show evidence of their trails, so get your captain (parent or guardian) to send us some pictures of your quest for treasure.

Set sail and enjoy!


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Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Bury libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this Summer as part of Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019.

What Is The Summer Reading Challenge?

The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4-11 year olds to borrow, and read, any six library books over the Summer.  The theme for 2019 Summer Reading Challenge is Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Children will team up with futuristic family, The Rockets, for an exciting space mission as they track down books nabbed by a mischievous band of aliens.

As children read library books for the Summer Reading Challenge, they will receive special stickers, some with mysterious smells.  By adding these stickers to their collectable mission folders, young readers will help The Rockets solve clues, dodge asteroids and discover the missing books, having lots of fun and adventures along the way.

How To Take Part

All children need to do is sign up at their nearest library, where they will be given a collector folder to keep a record of their Summer Reading Challenge journey.

When Does It Start?

Space Chase launches in library across Bury on 13th July and run until 7th September.


There are fun events over the Summer to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge, including:-

  • Ramsbottom Library on 31st July
  • Bury Library on 13th August
  • Prestwich Library on 14th August
  • Radcliffe Library on 21st August

Click the links above for full details of each event

All children who complete the challenge will be entered into a prize draw, and the Bury School with the highest percentage of their pupils completing the challenge will win a visit from Craig Bradley – ‘That Poetry Bloke’ the hilarious performance poet.


Further details regarding the Summer Reading Challenge can be found HERE.


Pride of Bury 2019

The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity launched The Pride of Bury Awards in 2015 to celebrate Bury’s unsung Heroes.  The Awards are held in memory, and celebration, of Joshua Wilson aka SuperJosh who was himself a Bury Hero.

Created in Josh’s legacy, the Awards are designed to recognise the contribution made by other Heroes living, working and volunteering in the Borough of Bury.

The Awards Night, now in it’s fifth year, will be held at The Village Hotel on 25th October 2019


Nominations for the Pride of Bury 2019 awards are now open!

There are 14 categories for nominations: –

  • Our Little Hero – young heros aged 0-12
  • Our Brave Hero – open age
  • Our Teenage Hero
  • Our Community Hero – open age
  • Our Emergency Services Hero
  • Our Fundraising Hero
  • Our Sporting Hero
  • Our Teaching Hero
  • Our Caring Hero
  • Our Volunteering Hero
  • Our Professional Caring Hero
  • Our Little Fundraising Hero
  • Our Family Hero
  • The Joshua Wilson SuperJosh Ultimate Hero Award

Nominations close on 28th August 2019, at which point the public will be invited to shortlist each category and vote for the finalists.  The final 3 nominations chosen in each category will be invited to the black tie Awards ceremony on 25th October 2019.

If you know a local hero in the community, you can register your nomination at the Pride of Bury website HERE.

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