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7 August 2019, 10:00am to 7 August 2019, 4:00pm
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Wondering how to entertain the little ones during the summer holidays? Why not join us for a half-day workshop in beautiful parkland surroundings, inspired by our connections with the intergenerational story of The BFG.

On Wednesday 7 August, we will be hosting two half-day workshops for primary school children and their parents, grandparents and guardians, to explore the power of asking questions and having conversations across generational divides.

Drawing on themes from The BFG, our team of educationalists will be offering creative sessions for young and old, to help different generations work together and think aabout shared dreams for building stronger communities.

The workshops are organised in partnership with the Learn2Think Foundation, and we will be joined by children's literature specialist, Dr Ann Alston, from the University of the West of England.


Participants of all ages, from five upwards, are welcome to join us throughout the day. Our morning session from 10am till 12pm will be particularly suitable for children in Key Stages 1 and 2, with adults, and our afternoon session for older children in Key Stages 3 and 4, and accompanying adults.

Participants will have the chance to move around between a series of interactive activities, both in The Vaults (our Basement guest entertainment and performance space) and outside in the grounds of Cumberland Lodge.

Refreshments will be available to purchase afterwards, and all proceeds will help to support our charitable work.

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This event is free, but places should be reserved in advance. 

The Vaults are accessible by stairs and lift, and there is plenty of free parking on site.

Curious about our connections to Roald Dahl's story of The BFG? You can find out more here.

This event is part of our Identities & Belonging 2018-19 series.

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