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Win £250 Julia Donaldson Swag to celebrate the Discover Children’s Story Centre new event from 21st October

We have a super cool treat for all of the Gruffalo, dragons and other Julia Donaldson fan’s out there as we are giving you a chance to Win £250 Julia Donaldson Goodies to celebrate the Discover Children’s Story Centre’s new exhibition.

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Win £250 Julia Donaldson Goodies

Artwork by Axel Scheffler. Copyright © Julia Donaldson and A. Scheffler Ltd 2017

Discover Children’s Story Centre is a place where magic really does happen as their new Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson exhibition brings 12 of their enchanting picture books with some of our favorite characters to life.

Opening to the public on Saturday 21 October 2017 – September 2018 the A World inside a Book – The Gruffalo, Dragons and other Creatures is something you just need to see. Sounds fun?

Quite a few of the most beloved characters in children’s literature will come together, and to life, on their joyful and imaginative adventures, for all to step into and discover Julia and Axel’s magical worlds.

You are invited to enter through a mystery porthole and:

Once upon a time there was a boy called Charlie Cook who curled up in a cosy chair and read his favourite book….

A World inside a Book – The Gruffalo, Dragons and other Creatures has books bursting into life:

  • The Smartest Giant in Town,
  • A Squash and a Squeeze,
  • Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book,
  • Monkey Puzzle,
  • Tiddler,
  • Room on the Broom,
  • The Highway Rat,
  • Zog,
  • The Gruffalo,
  • The Snail and the Whale,
  • Stick Man,and
  • Superworm.

Their exhibition includes ideas to set off your child’s imagination including:

  • A scaled down town for children to feel like giants (we are sure they will be thrilled about that);
  • A humungous cow to feel tiny and squeeze around (super fun);
  • The Highway Rat’s cave with cave paintings and creatures in rocks;
  • Rock hopping through the Monkey Puzzle jungle;
  • Activities with a frog, a bird, a cat, a dog and a witch, and
  • Dressing up to take your seat on the broom with The Room On The Broom.

It’s time to go on an adventure! Take the bridge, and walk over the sparkly river from the wonderful Stick Man or visit the super dark forest where a full size Gruffalo hides.  You can also see the sandy beach and the deep dark shimmering sea – taking children and their families on exciting journeys, meeting many of their favurite characters and stories along the way.

Excited yet? Oh but that’s not all! For the first time ever at the centre as a part of this brand new exhibition for A World inside a Book – The Gruffalo, Dragons and other Creatures experience, there will also be a gallery displaying Axel’s original artwork. Axel was kind enough to lend DISCOVER some of his finest creations. So all visitors will be able to see his work process of bringing lots of the UK’s favourite characters to life on the page. This might even encourage some kids to start thinking about their artistic careers too.

The Children’s Centre will be running a year- long programme including Julia and Axel inspired events for 0-3s, film screenings and regular visits from The Gruffalo, Stick Man, Zog and The Highway Rat. And on Saturday 11 November, Julia and Axel will be at the centre from 11am – 1.30pm, including a book signing.

Your chance to win ALL THIS – £250 worth of amazing prizes for YOUR kids!

We have £250 of AMAZING goodies to give away from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler to celebrate the Discover Children's Story Centre's amazing exhibition...including tickets for the event in October 21st, which runs for a whole year! Com visit the blog to find out all about the event!

Isn’t all this exciting? But with the giveaway we are running to celebrate this exhibition things only become more fun! Here is what you can win for yourself;

1 x Family Ticket (for 4) to the brand new DISCOVER Children’s Story Centre – A World inside a Book – The Gruffalo, Dragons and other Creatures (more details in this post)
1 x The Ugly Five (Hardback) – new Julia and Axel book out in Sept
1 x The Gruffalo and Other Stories DVD Boxset – out in October
1 x Highway Rat Activity Book
1 x Tiddler Activity Book
1 x Stick Man Activity Book
1 x Stick Man Sound Book
1 x Zog Activity Book
1 x The Gruffalo’s Child Finger Puppets (includes x 5 finger puppets and plush tree set)
1 x Stick Man Giant Floor Puzzle
1 x Tabby McTat (Hardback)
1 x Stick Man (Hardback)
1 x Scarecrows’ Wedding (Hardback)
1 x Zog and the Flying Doctors (Hardback)
1 x The Highway Rat (Hardback)
1 x Superworm (Hardback)
1 x Tiddler (Hardback)
1 x The Gruffalos Child (Hardback)
1 x The Gruffalo (Hardback)
1 x Monkey Puzzle (Hardback)
1 x Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book (Hardback)
1 x A Squash and a Squeeze (Hardback)
1 x The Smartest Giant in Town (Paperback)

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s
A World inside a Book – The Gruffalo, Dragons and other Creatures

Artwork by Axel Scheffler. Copyright © Julia Donaldson and A. Scheffler Ltd 2017

And as usual, all you need to do is enter through the widget below – share with your friends for even more entries…come on this is one of the best giveaways we have EVER done, I am sure you wouold agree.

Win £250 of Julia Donaldson Goodies to celebrate DISCOVER Children’s Story Centre – A World inside a Book

The competition closes on Thursday 7th September, and we won’t be able to send out until October, because we have to wait for the DvD elements within the prize to be released! This is, as well, for the UK only, and all other KiddyCharts T&Cs apply as well.

Note: This giveaway is supported by: Telford Homes, Scholastic, Macmillan Children’s Books and Magic Light Pictures.

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Emma Gough

Thursday 7th of September 2017

The Smartest Giant in Town is my fave. I used to read this to my eldest, 10 years ago now. I'm delighted to say I'm still reading it to our newest little tot! - I remembered the voice I put on for the Giant and a funny tune I made up to go along with his song! - she loves it just as much as my eldest daughter did, it's a real pleasure to keep the story alive!

Natalie Crossan

Thursday 7th of September 2017

we're fans of most of them in our house - we particularly love Room on the Broom - just so many happy memories of reading it xx

Sarah B

Thursday 7th of September 2017

Superworm - I love reading it to my nephew and nieces.

Alison Clifford

Thursday 7th of September 2017

Can't choose between The Gruffalo and Room on the broom. I love the clever twists and the rhymes are fantastic

ellie spider

Thursday 7th of September 2017

hard choice but going with room on the broom - because we love magic and witches :)

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