Back to School Family Event – Sat 24th to Mon 26th August 2019
Great Central Railway Loughborough
Great Central Railway are launching their first Back to School event and have chosen 2 very memorable books to explore. With the help from The Hungry Caterpillar and Baby Bear sit back, relax and let them take you back to when you were a child. Our master story tellers from Absolutely Amazing Parties will be delivering reading sessions in their own inimitable style!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the best-selling book which tells the story of a ravenous caterpillar eating its way through the week was first published in June 1969 and has since been translated into 62 languages.
Whatever Next! is the second Bear family adventure following the bestselling Peace at Last. Join Baby Bear as he finds a rocket, makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon! A beautiful story of innocence and imagination, full of Jill Murphy’s characteristic warmth and humour.
Local author/illustrator, Rachel Greaves’ will be performing some of the stories in her series of children’s books about an Airedale Terrier called Ruffle and his adventures on a steam railway. The stories combine Rachel’s love of Airedales with the English/Drama teacher’s knowledge of the GCR. Charming illustrations bring the mischievous Ruffle’s antics to life in books that are being enjoyed by children and adults alike!
Great Central railway also have Jon returning with Tula the Barn Owl, Sidney the Corn Snake, Pepper the Netherlands Dwarf Rabbit not forgetting Bonnie and Rocky the Bearded Dragons ……… and not forgetting we also have our friendly clown on board the train to entertain you while you travel through the Leicestershire countryside.
Please visit http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/special-events/back-to-school-event/ for more information
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