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Chester BID bring dinosaurs to city streets

Chester BID are bringing the UK’s largest stegosaurus to the streets of Chester, complete with its own dino-babies.

This Sunday (21 August) the team at Chester BID are making the city streets feel Jurassic, when the UK’s largest stegosaurus will walk through Chester’s cobbled streets, meeting and greeting people and delighting young dinosaur fans. 

The 7m long stegosaurus will bring with it some smaller dino-babies, which children will be able to interact with. The mother and babies will be walking around Chester from 11am onwards, across the city centre’s main shopping streets. 

Luka Morrell, Business Engagement Manager said: ‘We’re so delighted to bring the dinosaurs to the city – they will liven up the city streets and give a real sense of delight to children on their summer holidays.  

She added: ‘We will also be offering free parking this Sunday at Chester Racecourse, to make a day out in the city just that little bit more accessible for families.’ 

For those that miss out this Sunday, the giant stegosaurus will return to the city on Saturday 27th August, bringing with it, a T-rex friend, and again accompanied by dino-babies. This will coincide with the screening of Jurassic Park 2 at Moonlight Flicks on Chester Cathedral’s Dean Field. 

The approximate route on both days will be: 

  • 11am – Grosvenor Shopping Centre 
  • 12pm – Bridge Street/The Cross/Watergate Street 
  • 1.30pm – Eastgate Street/Northgate Street 
  • 2.30pm – Foregate Street (outside Lush and the clock) 

More information can be found at: 

https://experiencechester.co.uk/dino-takeover/ 

About Chester BID Company 

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a business-led, business-funded body created to improve a defined commercial area. Chester BID is funded solely by the businesses within the city.  

There are over 460 businesses in Chester’s BID area with a rateable value of more than £18,000. Each of these contribute a levy equal to 1% of their business rates every year to fund a wide range of improvements identified by the businesses themselves. It is expected that approximately £2.5m of private sector funds will be generated over the five-year BID term and this money will be reinvested back into the city centre. 

In June 2019, hundreds of businesses voted in favour of the plans to renew the BID’s term in Chester and on September 1st, 2019, Chester BID Company started a second five year-term with the intention of continuing to deliver a more vibrant and successful trading environment for Chester city centre.  

For more information, visit: 

www.ChesterBID.co.uk 

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