august, 2022

02aug(aug 2)10:00 am07(aug 7)4:00 pmDanny’s Awesome Activity Week

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Event Details

Come join us at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Center for a gloriumptions week of summer activities! 


Every Day

Wondrous Walks

Don your walking shoes and head out of the Museum and explore the local places that inspired Roald Dahl. Will you spot Danny’s Dad’s petrol pumps or the woods where Danny’s adventures took place?
Village Trail at 11.30am, Countryside Trail at 2pm
Must be able to walk for up to 60 minutes offroad. £3 per person.

Hut talks

Discover how Roald Dahl wrote his stories whilst seated around the Museum’s replica Writing Hut. You can even try out the chair for size after – will the storytelling magic rub off?
Throughout the day, no need to book. Free

Storytelling from Danny the Champion of the World

See the Museum’s expert storytellers read from one of Roald’s best-loved books – one that was inspired by the countryside that surrounds the Museum.
Throughout the day, no need to book. Free

 

Daily Workshops

All activities £4 per maker. Please book in advance.

Tuesday 2 August

Secret Sprouting Landscape

Little hands will love this creative workshop. Make a secret woodland landscape inspired by the landscape in Danny the Champion of the World. Use soil and natural materials as well as some more unusual bits and bobs. Create trees, bushes and animals and finish it off with your own hidden cress seed trail to sprout at home.
11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm

 

Wednesday 3 August

Diddly Danny Pots

Discover how Danny’s dad managed to hide 120 pheasants then make a clay pot to hide some clay pheasants of your own. Wonderfully messy, but you don’t have to clean up after! Aprons will be provided. (Pheasants not included.)
10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm

 

Thursday 4 August

Woodland Creatures with the Natural History Museum

Join our friends from the Natural History Museum in Tring. Get hands-on with some specimens from their collection and discover the woodland that Danny and his dad would have seen on their adventures. Round it all off with some crafting inspired by pheasants.
12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm

 

Friday 5 August

Diddly Danny Pots

Discover how Danny’s dad managed to hide 120 pheasants then make a clay pot to hide some clay pheasants of your own. Wonderfully messy, but you don’t have to clean up after! Aprons will be provided. (Pheasants not included.)
10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm

 

Saturday 6 August

Construct a Caravan

Get stuck in with loads of junk modelling materials to construct your own mini caravan and petrol pumps. Inspired by Danny the Champion of the World, you’ll discover how Roald Dahl found ideas for Danny’s home, then have a go at being as inventive as you like to build your own structures.
11.30am and 1pm

 

Sunday 7 August

Construct a Caravan

Get stuck in with loads of junk modelling materials to construct your own mini caravan and petrol pumps. Inspired by Danny the Champion of the World, you’ll discover how Roald Dahl found ideas for Danny’s home, then have a go at being as inventive as you like to build your own structures.
11.30am and 1pm

 

Eating and drinking

There will be some great pop-up food stalls in the Museum over the summer holidays, selling a variety of food and drink.

We've also got lots of tables in the courtyard and Children Eating Room (not as scary as it sounds) so feel free to bring your own picnic, or bring in food and drink from one of the fab local cafes along the High Street. Find details of these here. You can pop out to get food and come back into the Museum, we're pretty chill.

Booking

We recommend booking in advance. Don't forget that your ticket allows you to visit the Museum for a whole year!

Time

2 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - 7 (Sunday) 4:00 pm

Location

Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

81-83 High St, Great Missenden HP16 0AL

Organizer

Roald Dahl Museum

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