CHARLIE’S CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA
AT THE ROALD DAHL MUSEUM
– FREE ENTRY FOR CHILDREN DRESSED AS A CHARACTER
FROM THE BOOK!
On Saturday 1st February from 11am until 5pm, The Roald Dahl Museum will host a day of chocolatey events & activities to launch the year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Children that dress as a character from the book will get FREE entry to the museum!
The museum is following Willy Wonka’s example, who in the book opens the chocolate factory gates for his visitors on 1 February, and opening their very own Wonka factory gates (which featured in the 2005 film version of Charlie) for a day of chocolate-filled fun. Activities include:
* Chocolate decorating sessions for 4+ years: 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. £5 per participant.
* Charlie-themed archive tours for 10+ years: 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Free with Museum entry
* Writing Hut talks for 6+ years: 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Free with Museum entry
* Charlie and the Chocolate Factory trail around the Museum with prizes to be won for 5 lucky children: For all ages. Free with Museum entry.
* Chiddlers’ Hour for 0-3 years – an hour of songs, craft and play based on storytelling from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Free with Museum entry.
Admission charges: Adult £6.60, Child £4.40, Concessions £4.40, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £21.
Call 01494 892192 to book.
The opening of the gates marks the start of a year of events and activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the book. As well as being the star of the Museum in 2014, Charlie will also feature at literary festivals, family festivals and other special events throughout 2014. The first of these is the Imagine Children’s Festival at London’s Southbank Centre (10 to 23 February) where you can book your place in Grandpa Joe’s Giant Storytelling Bed or hear Sir Quentin Blake reminiscing about his collaborations with Roald Dahl.
Over the Easter holidays, Kew Gardens are offering a Chocolate Factory tour experience, with members of the Museum team providing all sorts of chocolatey activities in the Chocolate Room, the Inventing Room, the Nut Room and the Television Room. For information about Easter events at Kew Gardens, go to