The wonderful yarn bombing in my last blog post is to mark the start of a special Roald Dahl Treasure Hunt taking place in Milford Haven this week (until Saturday 17th September). The yarn bomb is provided by Haverfordwest Yarn Bombers and the event is organised by Value Independence.
Treasure Hunt sheets can be bought at Value Independence, The Window, Cast and Craft or Freckle and Potter Antiques. They cost £5 each and all proceeds go towards Value Independence and Dahl’s Marvellous Charity.
There are Roald Dahl characters to find and prizes to be won- it’s going to be great fun!
There are other events happening too:
Snapdragon Fancy Dress are giving a free gold chocolate coin or mini candy cane to every child who visits them on Tuesday September 13th as part of the celebration. If you are a local school planning to visit please get in touch so there are plenty of treats available.
Milford Market are putting on a one off special market 10am – 2pm also on September 13th.
St Katherine’s and St Peter’s Church
St Katherine’s and St Peter’s Church are putting on a Roald Dahl Family Coffee Morning on 24th September, 10am – 12pm.
There will be a Charlie’s Chocolate Factory Cake Stall, Golden Ticket Raffle, ‘Marvellous Medicine’ for all ages, Children’s Activities, stalls and much more.
Wales Millennium Centre
The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl
The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl is taking place until 14th january 2017. Embark on a magical and interactive journey and discover the secrets of a writer beloved by children of all ages. Learn about Roald Dahl’s extraordinary life and the surprising inspiration for his most famous characters and stories.
The tour features unique items from the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre archives. Plus there are interactive installations to spark the imagination – and even test your own powers of creativity. Squirm your way through curious spaces as you step inside this Wondercrump World.
This is a difficult event to tell you about as it’s all so secret, well it is the City of the Unexpected!
I can tell you that it’s taking place at various locations across Cardiff on Saturday 17th September, 1pm-9.30pm.
Look out for unexpected happenings on the streets and buildings of Cardiff throughout the city…but don’t be fooled, not everything is what it seems! The locations will be revealed during the day.
(There are also readings from Roald Dahl’s books taking part in strange and unusual venues across the city on the Sunday but these are already sold out).
Don your pyjamas and join us for a fabulous, free family event at Coopers Field in Bute Park between 2-5pm.
The Great Pyjama Picnic will bring together all the themes, stories, characters and cast of the weekend in a huge celebration of food, music and story.
Bring your own Roald Dahl-inspired picnic, and you’ll be in with a chance to win a competition judged by Beca Lyne-Pirkis, presenter of S4C’s Becws and former contestant on BBC One’s Great British Bake Off! Beca will be keeping her eyes (and tastebuds) open for picnics in four categories:
National Museum Wales
If you haven’t been yet there is still time to visit Quentin Blake: Inside Stories at National Museum Cardiff, it’s on until 20th November 2016.
Quentin Blake: Inside Stories celebrates the work of one of the world’s most important and best-loved illustrators. Best known for his illustrations in the books of Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake’s work is recognised worldwide.
This exhibition gives a unique insight into the origins of some of Blake’s most iconic and popular creations, ranging from his illustrations in Roald Dahl’s The Twits and Danny the Champion of the World, to his own Clown, The Boy in The Dress by David Walliams and illustrations in books by John Yeoman, Russell Hoban and Michael Rosen.
Read our review of Inside Stories here.
This Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired afternoon tea in Pembrokeshire is proving to be very popular. Thankfully, it is continuing throughout 2016 (although us locals are hoping it continues forever…).
There’s no need for a golden ticket to experience their delights. They’ve taken inspiration from the book and both films and come up with this fabulous tea, it’s just Pure Imagination!
Each child (£10) will have :-
- A Chocolate Lake Shake – Chocolate, Strawberry or Vanilla
- Yummy Scrummy Sandwich Bar – Unwrap a variety of fillings
- Loopy Lollipop Shortbread – Who knows why they were loopy?
- Popping Cupcakes – Orange bodies, green frosting & popping candy!
- Edible Teacup – Filled with chocolate mousse.
Adult’s afternoon teas are available for £15.
The fun doesn’t stop at the food. Whilst your enjoying your tea, lose yourself in the audio book. Re-live the magic Dahl created in his world famous book. Come along dressed as your favorite character and you’ll be entered into a free prize draw.
It’s lovely to see so many #roalddahlevents happening across Pembrokeshire and Wales.
Which events will you be attending?