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Big Friendly Summer: Roald Dahl Museum


The Big Friendly Summer at Roald Dahl Museum Thursday 20 July to Sunday 3 September (closed Mondays except Monday 28 August)

The BFG Storytelling

Thursday 20 July to Thursday 27 July and Tuesday 1 August to Sunday 3 September

Throughout the day listen to the Museum’s expert storytellers read from The BFG. Feel free to join in with noises and actions or just sit back and let the words wash around you.
Free with Museum entry

Build a BFG

Thursday 20 July to Sunday 3 September

Pick up a free trail sheet from the ticket desk and explore the Museum. As you go you’ll find out some fantastic facts about the BFG as you build your very own giant.
Free with Museum entry

Clay Snozzcumbers

Tuesday 25 July, Wednesday 2 August, Tuesday 8 August, Wednesday 16 August, Tuesday 22 August, Wednesday 30 August

Find out about the disgusterous snozzcumber, the very much hated food of the BFG. Inspired by this quirky vegetable you’ll get your hands messy and make your own snozzcumber out of clay. You can then decorate it to make it even more spectacular.

£4 per person plus Museum entry. Suitable for age 5 and up. Approx 45 minutes.

Big Friendly Play

Wednesday 26 July, Wednesday 9 August

Perfect for drama lovers! Work together to tell the entire story of the BFG and Sophie in just one minute. We’ll freeze important scenes from the book, decide how they should sound and explore how different characters show themselves to the world as well as playing some warm-up games.

£5 per person plus Museum entry. Suitable for age 7 and up. Approx 1 hour.

Create a Dream Jar

Tuesday 1 August, Tuesday 15 August

Want to capture dreams, like the BFG? Inspired by the story, create your own miniature dream jar and use lots of craft materials to make some wonderful whirling colours and patterns inside.

£4 per person plus Museum entry. Suitable for age 5 and up. Approx 45 minutes.

Superpowers with Natural History Museum Tring

Wednesday 23 August

Join the Natural History Museum at Tring to explore the BFG’s superpowers and where they are found in the animal kingdom. From super hearing to super strides you’ll find out about a range of animals and create your own animal craft to take home

£4 per person plus Museum entry. Suitable for age 5 and up. Approx 45 minutes.

Swishwiffling Science

Tuesday 29 August

Join in with our super science workshop inspired by The BFG. We’ll investigate the fizz in frobscottle, how slimy a snozzcumber might be and more!  This is a hands-on, investigating workshop perfect for budding scientists or those with curious minds… 

£4 per person plus Museum entry. Suitable for age 5 and up. Approx 45 minutes.

Big Friendly Walk

Thursday 3, Thursday 17 and Thursday 31 August

Stretch your legs and explore the picture-perfect village of Great Missenden, the place that inspired so many of the stories. Follow in the BFG’s footsteps as you walk up the High Street, take a peek at the building that inspired Sophie’s orphanage and take a peek at Giant Country.

£4 per person plus Museum entry. All ages welcome but do bear in mind that the walk lasts 45 minutes to an hour. The walk is level, with some slight inclines, it’s mostly on pavement but there are some paths that may be muddy. The Museum and Library are step free.

Book Museum entry and workshops here:

To add workshops, first select your general admission, then you'll be given the option of adding workshops at the next stage of the booking.


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