Immerse yourself in the magic of a storybook,
For some book-themed days out just take a look,
From Gangsta Granny to Harry Potter too!
Here are some of our favourites, chosen just for you!
1. NEW for 2020: The World of David Walliams, Alton Towers Resort, Staffordshire
Spring 2020 sees the arrival of ‘Gangsta Granny’ the ride at Alton Towers Resort. This brand new family attraction will the best selling David Walliams’ book to life! On-board a Royal Carriage, guests will set off on a Crown Jewels tour only to be caught up in Ben and Granny’s audacious adventure! The fun doesn’t stop there; a whole area of the themed park will be transformed, inspired by ‘The World of David Walliams’ where you can pick up a crazy bargain in Raj’s shop, ride the Royal Carousel and giggle with joy on Raj’s Bouncy Bottom Burp! Save up to 42% on tickets! Book here.
2. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
Walk in the footsteps of Harry, Hermione and Ron as you explore the wonders of the wizarding world at Warner Bros studio tour in London! Marvel at the breathtaking sets including the Great Hall, Forbidden Forest and Diagon Alley and explore the collection of impressive props! Jump onboard the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 3/4! Make sure you visit the treasures at Gringott’s Wizarding Bank! Find out more here.
3. Gruffalo Sculpture Trail, Various Locations
Head on a journey through the deep dark wood as you meet the Gruffalo and other characters from Julia Donaldson’s iconic books, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s child. See if your little ones can find Mouse, Owl, Snake and squirrel as well as the Gruffalo and the Gruffalo’s child! You can find the Gruffalo sculptures at Forestry England sites around the UK. Find out more here.
Gruffalo © 1999/2004 & TM Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler.
4. NEW for 2020! Elmer the Elephant at Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Chessington World of Adventures Resort is home to many children’s book-themed attractions such as Room on the Broom – A magical Journey, The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure and coming Spring 2020, Elmer’s Flying Jumbos! A brand new flying carousel ride for little ones based on everyone’s favourite patchwork elephant from the children’s picture book by David McKee. Save when you book with Picniq! Book here.
6. Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre, Buckinghamshire
Who doesn’t love a book by Roald Dahl! Learn all about Roald Dahl’s childhood, peek inside his original Writing Hut and explore all his adventures. Check out the storytelling sessions in which you can have the opportunity to create the sounds and noises of the story! After you’ve finished exploring this wonderful museum, head over to the cafe and enjoy a sweet treat good enough for Bruce Bogtrotter himself. At the cafe, you can pick up mouthwatering chocolate cake and other sweet treats along with savoury sandwiches and jacket potatoes. Find out more information here.
7. The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-On-Windermere
Bring the family here to explore all things Beatrix Potter! Inside, you can see her most famous stories brought to life with 3D characters! There is also a steam train which takes you on a journey to the lake and a boat trip where you can sail across England’s largest lake. Check out Mr McGregor’s garden but be careful of mischievous Peter Rabbit! Find out more information here.
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