Harrogate BID’s summer 2022 floral and Lego trails

Looking for fun summer activities for all ages? Set your sat nav for Harrogate to enjoy the glorious Interactive Floral Trail and the bigger and better-than-ever Lego Trail.

Who doesn’t love Lego? Now’s your chance to see some of the best models that bricks can create, with no limit to the wonders the imagination can deliver.
Who doesn’t love Lego? Now’s your chance to see some of the best models that bricks can create, with no limit to the wonders the imagination can deliver.

Harrogate has so much to offer locals, day trippers, and holiday makers looking for a beautiful slice of Yorkshire splendour.

From Betty’s Tearoom to the Turkish Baths, the RHS Garden Harlow Carr to Mother Shipton’s Cave, time spent in Harrogate in glorious North Yorkshire is time well spent.

Now Harrogate BID – the local Business Improvement District – has organised two more magnificent reasons to add the town to your summer plans.

Plenty of delights on your doorstep in Harrogate this summer

Harrogate Floral Summer of Celebration

Harrogate first entered Yorkshire in Bloom in 1975 and enjoyed great success, winning YIB 33 times and Britain in Bloom 12 times. It’s the only town to have ever won Europe in Bloom Twice.

To help celebrate the return of Yorkshire in Bloom after two years of disruption, Harrogate is embracing its floral heritage, with Harrogate BID supporting local firms and communities to mark it. The event runs from Friday July 15 to Friday, August 12.

They’ve worked with local partners and businesses to create the Harrogate Floral Summer of Celebration, a trail of unique floral stories through the town centre, including a Victorian bath, a teacup and a giant garden gnome. Explore the town’s opulent history and hear from influential figures from the gardening world during four weeks of colourful celebrations.

A spokesperson from Harrogate BID said: “The event will be aimed at locals and visitors and will support rediscovering the town, its local businesses while encouraging footfall. This event will be the first of its kind, and will focus on the collaboration of the town centre businesses and community to really make Harrogate look its best after two challenging years.”

What and where?

The interactive floral trail follows seven unique floral installations that will be situated around the town centre, each telling their own story of Harrogate’s heritage; expect a giant pair of stilettos representing Harrogate’s retail offering, and a giant Victorian Bath showcasing Harrogate’s history of being an elegant, royal spa town.

Locations and Stories

Get Your Heels On – Victoria Shopping Centre Piazza

Rabbit Patch – Nicholls Tyreman Estate Agents, Princes Square

Afternoon Tea – Library Gardens

In the Garden – West Park Church, West Park

…And Relax – The Cenotaph

Cocktail Time – Montpellier Hill

The Show Goes On – Harrogate Bus Station, Station Parade

Complete this trail on the LoyalFree App (link to https://www.loyalfree.co.uk) to be in the chance of winning a family ticket to the Autumn Flower Show!

There’s also an immersive exhibition on the 1st floor of the Victoria Shopping Centre, running from July 15 to August 5.

Flowers while you shop

Take time to explore the marvellous shops in Harrogate and see the stunning entries to Harrogate in Bloom’s Floral Shop Window Competition, as the town centre blazes a glorious array of creative windows – you can even vote for your favourite via the LoyalFree App (link to https://www.loyalfree.co.uk). Head to the trails section to have your say.

Lego – curiouser and curiouser!

Who doesn’t love Lego? Now’s your chance to see some of the best models that bricks can create, with no limit to the wonders the imagination can deliver.

From Saturday, July 30, to Saturday, August 20, the all roads lead to the magnificent Lego trail, featuring 15 super sizes models on an Alice in Wonderland theme.

Go through the linking glass to find out more.

Full details will be unveiled soon, but it’s sure to be a summer holiday hit. Find out more on the Harrogate BID page here and download the free app to explore the trails.