Dinosaurs roar into town market

Published Tuesday 31 May 2016

Dinosaurs are set to 'invade' Harborough Market as part of a national celebration of local markets.

Dinosaur invasion

Recently voted Britain’s Best Small Indoor Market, Harborough Market, will be joining more than 1,200 other markets across the UK and 16 other Countries across Europe to celebrate the 2016 Love Your Local Market campaign.

Led by the National Association of British Market Authorities, the campaign aims to raise the profile of local markets in an attempt to bring shopping back into the heart of local communities and to keep markets alive and thriving.

Harborough Market Manager, Sairah Butt, of Market Place, the company who manage Harborough Market said: “We urge everyone to come and support their local market. We are a market town after all! If you’ve never shopped here before, you may be surprised by the quality, variety and price of the goods on offer.”

Cllr Phil King, Harborough District Council spokesman for finance and commercialisation, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Love Your Local Market and any event which brings children to the market is to be encouraged as they are the market shoppers of the future."

The theme of this year’s LYLM campaign is ‘youth’, and to celebrate this, and to attract children to the market during half-term, Harborough Market is holding a free to attend Dinosaur Invasion Day on Friday 3 June from 11am to 3pm.

Shoppers can get up close and personal, if they dare, to an incredibly life-like T-Rex and baby dinosaur during four 25 minute shows at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.

Harborough Library Wriggly Readers will be story telling from 11am to 3pm and there will be crafting for little ones where they can make dinosaur masks and pictures.

Any youngsters that want to dress up in the dinosaur theme will also receive a goody bag or prize.

The shows are suitable for children of all ages and are a perfect way to keep the kids happy while parents do the shopping at the market.

Harborough Market is open Tuesday to Saturday 8am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 3pm for the popular antiques market.