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.
How fabulous is this?
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,
- Room on the Broom,
- The Highway Rat,
- The Gruffalo,
- The Snail and the Whale,
- Stick Man,and
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!
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.
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.