This bank holiday we were lucky enough to spend time with our friends in the sun. Looking for something exciting to keep the kids entertained we thought the ‘Brickburn’ Trail would be fun!
What is Brickburn?
Featuring Lego built statues from kids hit show Paw Patrol, the World’s First Paw Patrol Brick Trail takes place this week, for one week only, in Blackburn town centre. Pick up a map, and head to the 15 locations, following the trail to answer the questions about the statues. Submit the answers, along with the Paw Patrol Quiz, and be entered into a prize draw!
What the kids thought
With our group we had 4 little people. There was my Spike, and her 2 friends from baby group, along with one of their sisters, who is only 2. The information point where we picked up our maps had Marshall’s Fire Truck built from Lego bricks which got them excited instantly. They were able to climb on board and pretend to drive it, and we struggled to get them off it!
Walking the route
The route took us a little further out of the town than I expected, down to near the Ice Arena and the retail park behind the Ice Arena, but it actually wasn’t that far at all when we started walking. If it wasn’t for the sweltering heat we would have managed it easily. However, it took us a little longer than expected on the grounds that we had to keep stopping to rest and refresh. The kids did amazingly well and after a toilet break in Morrisons and a coffee stop at the furthest point we were up and running again.
All the kids’ favourite characters were there, as well as some of the parents’! I found Rocky (the recycler – obviously he’s my favourite!) and Spike found Skye and Chase so she was happy! One of her best friends loves the show so he was super excited about Ryder and the Lookout Tower! I think my favourite part of the who trail though was the Paw Patrol HQ which has to be seen to be believed! It was awesome!
Completing the trail
As mentioned the trail takes you around a far bit of Blackburn. Whilst it wouldn’t be too long for most kids, we were trying to complete it in 30 degree heat. We managed most of it without complaint but by the time we got to the Library and King George’s Hall, the kids wanted to sit down. So we didn’t actually make it to the Leisure Centre for what looks like a pretty epic mosaic. I am a bit gutted having seen some of the photos on Blackburn BID’s instagram page, however I know that Spike was far too hot to entertain the idea of putting her head through a Lego mosaic that day!
I loved the trail and the kids found it so cool to be able to see, and even touch, some of their favourite characters. If you live in Blackburn or nearby, this makes for a great day out – especially if you have a couple of errands to run and want the kids to enjoy themselves while running them! We live around 45 minutes from Blackburn and it was worth the drive to see the excitement on Spike’s face when she saw Skye flying and got to stroke Chase. What more could you want on the final week of the school holidays?
Visit for yourself
The Brickburn Paw Patrol Trail is on until Sunday 1st September in Blackburn. Pick up a map at the Ask Me Point in The Mall, or the participating shops and locations. The trail is open from 10am until 5pm each day. The additional Kitten Trail in Blackburn Market is only available Tuesday-Saturday this week from 8:30am-5:30pm. Remember to share your photos using hashtag #BrickBurn
Disclaimer: I was compensated for my time by Blackburn BID, however all opinions are my own.