Family Fun with the Gruffalo

If you usually feel the back to school blues after the summer holidays, we have the cure.

Join us for Family Fun with the Gruffalo on Saturday 7 September at Dewsbury Town Hall.  A day dedicated to Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much loved character who is celebrating his 20th Anniversary.

There will be lots of free things to do including; screenings of the animated film, and a chance to meet the Gruffalo himself at intervals throughout the day.

For older children there’ll be a free outdoor games area, and the opportunity to have a go on our climbing wall (£3 a turn).

Children of all ages can take part in the Town Hall Mouse Hunt, with a wristband (£5 in advance or £6 on the day) which gives them a trail sheet, unlimited admission to our craft and indoor games areas, and a small prize for finding all the mice hidden around the venue.

We’re still not sure what Gruffalo’s favourite food is, but there’ll be plenty of food on offer to tickle even the pickiest eaters’ taste buds from cream teas to something spicier.

Adults are well catered for too; we have specially commissioned play taking place in the Old Courtroom, a string quartet and behind the scenes tours of the town hall.

There will also be a pop-up museum, and loads of information about what’s happening in our venues and in the wider community.

Anyone who wants to try out our gin selection and other tipples in the new bar; or just fancies an evening with a difference, is welcome to stay for the final of our Big Wedding Treasure Hunt.  Twenty couples will go head to head in a fun quiz to win a £2000 wedding at one of Kirklees’ beautiful town halls.

Cllr Rob Walker Cabinet Member for Culture said:

“This fun event is all about showcasing the wide variety of activities and events taking place in council run venues across Kirklees.  The fun day is a taster of what’s happening all year round, in our museums, libraries, parks, town halls and public buildings.  So after you’ve braved the climbing wall and found all the town hall mice, be sure to visit our information stalls where you can learn more about what else is on offer.”

You can book your free slot to meet the Gruffalo on the day, and make sure you’ve got enough charge in your phone for a picture.

Buy a wristband for the Town Hall Mouse Trail in advance and save £1 per child.


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