The Story Festival at Stanwick Lakes takes place from Tuesday to Friday, May 26-29, between 11am and 4pm, and every day there will be stories, activities, crafts and fun for children and their families.
You can listen to stories in the colourful story tent and curl up in a corner and read a book. And, if you bring your library ticket on the Friday, you can borrow a book from the Northamptonshire County Council mobile library, which will be visiting the festival. With fun activities such as den building, story cards and the giant dragon slaying catapult, this four-day festival promises to keep children enthralled, whatever the weather.
Throughout the festival, special furry and scaly guests will be visiting Stanwick Lakes to bring the stories to life. On the Tuesday and Friday children can listen to stories of snakes and lizards then meet them face to face with Forest Floor reptiles of Rushden; while on Wednesday and Thursday, Feathers and Prickles wildlife rescue will be bringing hedgehogs to accompany The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle by Beatrix Potter. There will also be face painting and a treasure hunt.
Entrance to the story festival is free of charge, but there are modest charges for some of the activities such as the catapult, face painting and treasure hunt. Normal parking charges apply.
Also during the festival, creative families can learn the skill of needle felting and make a scene from their favourite story. The workshop takes place at 10.30am-1pm on Thursday, May 28, is designed for accompanied children aged eight and over. It costs £20 for one adult and up to two children. To find out more or to book a place on the workshop phone Julie Carlton on 07801 505658.
For a full programme of events and to find out what activities are available on which day of the Story Festival see the Stanwick Lakes website, www.stanwicklakes.org.uk or phone 01933 625522.
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