The Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden is playing host to lots of brilliant children’s authors, illustrators and storytellers this summer.
If you’re stuck for ideas for exciting things to do with the kids this summer, then look no further than the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden. The school holidays are packed with energetic, inspirational, fun and fantabulous visits from some very talented grown-ups. Grown-ups with published books, awards, prizes and best-sellers under their belts. Be prepared, you’ll probably leave with budding novelists and illustrators in tow!
Meet Roald Dahl Funny Prize stars
The summer holidays kick of with a visit from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Jim Smith, author of the Barry Loser series of books on Thursday 24 July. Hear all about the amazekeel Barry and his friends in an hour of stories, belly laughs and burps.
The Museum also welcomes swiggles of Roald Dahl Funny Prize nominated authors including the delightful Adam & Charlotte Guillain performing their latest picture book, Marshmallows For Martians on Friday 1 August. There will be a trollicking hour with author and illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson on Tuesday 12 August, where visitors can make a troll puppet to help re-tell the story. And older children can channel their inner geek with Holly Smale, shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 for her buzzwangling debu, Geek Girl, on Thursday 28 August.
Our storytelling friends, back by popular demand
Don’t miss our very special friends Michael De Souza, Sandra Agard and James Carter. They have all run hugely popular sessions previously at the Museum and have been invited back due to popular demand, so make sure you join in the fun.
Acclaimed storyteller and writer Sandra Agard returns with her wondercrump interactive storytelling for all the family on Tuesday 5 August. If you’ve got very little ones, a gloriously irie hour with Michael De Souza, one of the creators of Cbeebies’ Rastamouse and da Easy Crew on Friday 8 August is a great introduction to interactive book sessions. And if poetry and music are more up your street come and meet wild poet and guitarist, James Carter for a madcap and mouth-watering hour of funky foodie poems on Friday 29 August.
There is a charge for workshops in addition to Museum entry and the cost applies to adults and children. See the individual listings for more information.