Take Your Kids To Meet Their Favourite Woodland Character
Event: Meet The Gruffalo
Do you know the Gruffalo? His eyes are orange, his tongue is black, he has purple prickles all over his back! Well exclusive to this summer, the Gruffalo has decided to come to Lyme Park, for a special adventure with all his favourite children!
For those who don’t know, the Gruffalo is an international best-selling children’s book by Julia Donaldson and Alex Schaffler. The story recoils as a mouse sets off on a trail through the Deep Dark Wood, where he meets all kinds of creatures - including the famous beastly Gruffalo.
What can you do with the Gruffalo this summer?
From the 27th June – 31st August, families can follow in the footsteps of the brave mouse, creeping through the park’s woodland making sure not to disturb the other creatures. They can see all the original characters in art form, bring their own gruffalo picnic to enjoy with their fellow adventurers and huddle together for storytelling in the garden around noon.
Did we mention! You must also wear your best Gruffalo costume so you can scare away any wild creatures who might want to eat you in the forest! Meeting times will be every day from 11am- 4.30pm and all age ranges are welcome. It is also wheelchair and buggy-friendly, meaning no one has to miss out.
How to meet the Gruffalo:
All you need to do it come to Lyme Park, which is only a 20 minute drive from our family-friendly Stockport hotel for those who do not live nearby (see map below). Charges will be the normal admission fee and assistant dogs are welcome.
The Britannia Hotel in Stockport is located in a quiet residential area, ensuring all visitors get a quiet night's sleep. This is perfect for families with young children. It is also very close to Stockport's town centre, whose shops visitors always love to browse throughout the day and enjoy some delicious lightbites or banquet.
There are also a number of famous local attractions like The Trafford Centre, Lowry Centre and even the Peak District, for those who love long walks in the sunshine and don't mind a short drive out into nature to get there! However you enjoy spending your time, there will be lots to do on top of meeting the famous lovable Gruffalo!