Sand sculpture trail set to draw holiday crowds in Blackburn

Blackburn will become a beach resort this summer holidays – with the introduction of a sand sculpture trail.

The sand sculpture trail will take place from 12 to 28 August 2022, and include 10 sand sculptures with the theme of ‘summer holidays’ plus an amazing live carve!

The live carve will be an ‘Under the Sea’ scene, taking place over the first 3 days of the event, remaining in situ for the duration. It will include beautiful sea creatures carved in sand before your eyes! 

Locations will include Primark, Althams, Grays Outfitters, Trespass, Mad Hatters Tearooms, Blackburn Central Library, Morrisons, Utilita, Clarks and Rhode Island Coffee. The live carve will take place in Victoria Court in The Mall shopping centre, and is sure to attract crowds of onlookers.

The theme ‘summer holidays’ was chosen by Blackburn BID businesses.

In previous years, Blackburn BID hosted hugely popular summer events including Paw Patrol and Dinosaur-themed brick model trails, as well as plenty of interactive activities for the whole family.

Catherine Price, Blackburn BID manager, said: “We are very excited to host our very own Blackburn BID Sand Sculpture Trail, taking place this summer. 

“The event will offer free family entertainment during the summer holidays and will make people feel like they are on their own coastal vacation right here in Blackburn.

“The sand sculptures are so impressive and will be a real feast for the eyes.” 

The models, created by Sand In Your Eye, are bespoke and hand carved by their expert sculptors. A map of the venues will be produced and distributed during the trail, and there will be fantastic prizes to be won for taking part in the trail.

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