GET up close with a dinosaurs, come face-to-face with a dragon and step into space this summer.

The Rock shopping centre in Bury has got a host of fun, free educational and experiential activities planned on Saturdays during August – and there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained.

The shopping and leisure destination has teamed up with Tower FM to host a packed summer calendar of events where there’s something for dinosaur, dragon and space-lovers.

The fun kicks off on Saturday, August 3 where visitors can step into a huge Space Dome and enjoy interactive journeys around the solar system.

This free activity will run on a first come first served basis. Show times are: 11am,12pm,1pm, 2pm, 3pm.

On Saturday, August 10 there’s a chance to come face to face with a Triceratops. This huge dinosaur will stomp through the centre. Plus children can enjoy interactive adventure time. Show times are at: 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm

The following Saturday, August 17, there’s more dinosaur-themed fun with the chance to see Spinosaurus at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm.

On Saturday, August 24 end the summer in style and come to see a dragon and enjoy the dragon egg trail. Show times are at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm.Arnold Wilcox-Wood, centre director at The Rock, said: “We’re really looking forward to another packed summer of events here at The Rock and we can’t wait to see many families joining us for these free activities. Last summer was hugely popular, and we’re pulling out all the stops once again to make it a summer break to remember.” Visit for the full event schedule and performance times. Performance times are weather permitting and may vary on the day.