We are Weymouth host roarsome half term fun

T-Rex in Weymouth 2017 ( supplied by Weymouth BID)
T-Rex in Weymouth 2017 ( supplied by Weymouth BID)

The Weymouth BID has been hosting great visitor events since its launch in 2013.
This February half term the Weymouth BID will be holding  FREE school holiday events including special offers in local businesses, Pancake Flipping competition on Tuesday 13th February, Lovely things on Valentine’s Day and a very special Dinosaur Puzzle competition for budding Dino Detectives, which will run from 10th February until 18th February in Weymouth.

The We Are Weymouth website attracted over 1.8 million page views in 2017 and during January 2018 the website traffic is already up by an additional 45%.   One of the main aims of the Weymouth BID is to attract more people into Weymouth during the shoulder months and by hosting great events and a reason to visit it a great way to do this.   Events help to encourage visitors to stay in the town longer and increase spend.     Over 20 Weymouth businesses have shared their Half Term events and offers with We Are Weymouth under the WE LOVE WEYMOUTH promotion – many deals on meals, gifts and experiences throughout the town.

A very special dinosaur themed puzzle has been created for the school break. The Roarsome Dino Puzzle will launch on Saturday 10th February and will continue until Sunday 18th February.  It has been designed to encourage visitors to have a good look around the town centre by searching for 10 skeleton images which will put the Diplodocus dinosaur back together.   Each image is numbered and will need to be pieced together to rebuild the dinosaur, which will closely resemble Dippy the dinosaur on display at the Dorset County Museum. Full details at www.weareweymouth.co.uk

On Shrove Tuesday 13th February, the We Are Weymouth team will be in town encouraging visitors to take part in a Pancake Flipping Competition just outside the HSBC bank from 12 midday until 3pm.  The person who flips the pancake the most times in a minute could win a prize.       There will be three categories, ages 5 to 8, 9 to 12 and over 12s/Adults.   Entry is Free.   Pancakes provided!

On Valentine’s Day, Claudia Moore the Chief Operating Officer of the Weymouth BID will be taking a special Valentine’s Selfie frame around the town – taking photos and film to help share the “Love” in Weymouth.  The photos will be shared with over 20,000 followers on social media.
 
Claudia Moore, Chief Operating Officer of the Weymouth BID said “We will be visiting businesses in the BID levy area to film brief question and answer segments, not only to engage further with retailers and staff in a fun way, but also to promote those business to a wider audience. “

Looking ahead to Easter, The Jurassic Egg Hunt and Roarsome Dino Day will make a welcome return to the town. From Friday 30th March, young explorers will be able to follow a trail of clues around Weymouth town to find ‘Jurassic Dino Eggs’ and solve a riddle to discover where a very rare ‘T-Rex Egg’ has been hidden. Entrants need to complete and return their trail form by 16th April to be in with a chance of winning a bag full of Easter goodies!  Retailers will be taking part by displaying a dinosaur egg and clue amongst their products.

On the Saturday 31st March, Weymouth will host its successful ‘Roarsome Dino Day’, with an eggciting mix of dinosaur related fun activities that will keep young explorers busy all day. The FREE Fun will start at 11am and continue until 3.30pm with events such as A Dino Passport Quest, Dino Games with Wessex FM, Magician and a Dino Roar Competition.  The Wessex FM Roadshow will also be in town.  T-Rex Junior will again be supplied by Wareham based, The Twins, who supply many special effects to the Weymouth Pavilion Pantos and shows.   More info at www.thetwinsfx.com

Weymouth Businesses can get involved with the event by encouraging staff to join in with the Roarsome Dino Theme on Saturday 31st March by dressing up as Prehistoric Cave Men & Women or a classic Explorer look, pith helmets and shorts at the ready!  There will be a £50 prize for the business with the ‘Best Dressed’ staff on 31st March.

For more information simply email Weymouth BID info@weymouthbid.co.uk  or call 01305 779410.

Event information at:  http://www.weareweymouth.co.uk/schools-out/roarsome-dino-egg-hunt/

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