There’s so much to do this August in Blackburn town centre, and the vast majority is 100% free!
Rain or shine, there’s something for your children to enjoy that will keep them occupied during the long summer break.
We hope you’ve been enjoying the free family activities here at Blackburn Market and on King William Street, there are still a couple more in store – read our previous blog for more details.
But as well as activities at the market, there is lots going on around the town centre. Here’s a short summary of what you can enjoy this August in Blackburn…
Blackburn Central Library
Monday 1st August, 10:30 – 11:30am: Kite Making, ages 5+
Tuesday 2nd August, 2:30 – 3:30pm: Story Character Street Art Competition, all ages
Thursday 4th August, 10:30am – 12pm: Creative Writing Workshop, ages 9 – 11
Monday 8th August, 10:30 – 11:30am: Junk Modelling, ages 5+
Thursday 11th August, 1:30 – 2:30pm: Zoolab, come and meet the animals, ages 5+, tickets £1
Monday 15th August, 10:30 – 11:30am: Sewing a puppet, ages 5 – 7
Thursday 18th August, 10:30 – 11:30am: Build an aqueduct bridge challenge, ages 7+
Monday 22nd August, 10:30 – 11:30am: Brilliant Bear Day, under 5s
Thursday 25th August, 10:30 – 11:30am: Read, Rhythm & Rhyme, under 5s
Thursday 4th August, 10am – 4pm: Early Years ARTS Festival, ages 0 – 4
Friday 5th August, 10am – 4pm: Early Years ARTS Festival, ages 0 – 4
King George’s Hall
Thursday 18th August, 11:30am & 2:30pm: The Tiger Who Came to Tea, tickets from £9.50 – £14
Friday 19th August, 11:30am & 2:30pm: The Tiger Who Came to Tea, tickets from £9.50 – £14
The Sand Sculpture Trail
isual delights of the seaside will be coming to Blackburn Town Centre with the Sand Sculpture Trail.
This event is taking place from 12th – 28th August, with amazing “under the sea” themed live carving taking place over the first three days at Victoria Court in The Mall.
The trail itself will include ten sand sculptures located across the town centre at Primark, Althams, Gray’s Outfitters, Trespass, Mad Hatters Tearooms, Blackburn Central Library, Morrisons, Utilita, Clarks, and Rhode Island Coffee.
Enjoy the essence of summer beach days and admire incredible craftsmanship!
The Summer Reading Challenge
If your little ones are bookworms, or if they’d like to expand their reading skills, get them enrolled on Gadgeteers, the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge presented by The Reading Agency and public libraries.
This challenge is for children ages 4 – 12 years and runs until 30th September. The aim is for children to read six library books, and they’ll be able to collect stickers and prizes along the way, plus they’ll receive a certificate and medal for completing the challenge.
Pop into the central library to complete a registration form for your child/children, and they’ll then get a membership pack to get started.
Blackburn Youth Zone
An exciting summer activity program is taking place this August at Blackburn Youth Zone.
Get Stuck In is for children and young people aged 8 – 16 years, and will involve a vibrant program of inspiring events and set activities, all with fun themes.
Find out more here.
When was the last time you paid a visit to Corporation Park? Make sure a trip to this wonderful park is on your to-do list this August.
Say hello to the ducks, do a spot of birdwatching, have a picnic, and enjoy a play at the brand new play area!
Sometimes you just can’t be the simple things in life and a spot of fresh air, and a day at Corporation Park is ideal for this.
You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to August fun in Blackburn town centre. Take advantage of what’s on offer and enjoy an exciting family summer right on your doorstep!