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Roald Dahl Museum

Roly-Poly Bird Easter
Saturday 1 to Sunday 16 April - (closed Monday 3 April)

The Twits and The Enormous Crocodile Storytelling

Saturday 1 to Sunday 16 April (Museum closed Monday 3 April) - Throughout the day – listen out for announcements

Listen to the Museum’s expert storytellers read from either The Twits and The Enormous Crocodile. You’ll hear all about the Roly-Poly Bird and some other fantastic animals in these energetic storytelling sessions. Feel free to join in with actions and lots of noise!

Free with Museum entry

Buzzwangling Budgies

Saturday 1 to Sunday 16 April (Museum closed Monday 3 April) - Drop-in throughout the day

Head to our craft room and help us create a room full of birds. Did you know that Roald Dahl had over 100 budgies? Colour yours and add it to our tree.
This activity us part of The Wild Escape, a major creative project supported by the Arts Council. - Free with Museum entry

Roly-Poly Clay Pots

Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 April - 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm

Get your hands covered in clay and make a playful pot. You’ll learn all about the Roly-Poly Bird then use what you’ve discovered to inspire your creation. Will your pot be covered in feathers or have a huge beak? One thing’s for sure, it will definitely have a hidden egg surprise inside.

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

Make and Shake Tail Feathers

Thursday 6 April - 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm

Join us for a riot of colour and pattern! We’ll be channelling our inner Roly-Poly Bird and making our own very grand tail feathers to wear. There’s be plenty of materials to choose from and you can even have a go at some printing to make them even more extra-special.

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

Giant Junk Modelling Nests

Friday 7 to Friday 14 April - Drop in between 10am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 3.45pm

Drop-in to our pop-up bird hide and have a go at making a giant nest out of junk for the Roly-Poly Bird. Use all sorts of splendiferous materials to make the perfect home for our feathered friend – after all he deserves it! If you need some inspiration there’ll be plenty of information about birds and animals that build nests to guide you. Just make sure it’s big enough for all the Roly-Poly Bird eggs!

Free with Museum entry.

Roly-Poly Ramble

Tuesday 11 and Friday 14 April - 11.30am and 2pm

Find out about some of the birds and creatures in Roald Dahl’s stories during this wondrous guided walk. Combining the best bits of our Village and Countryside trails you’ll discover the how the local landscape inspired the stories resulting in all sorts of birds, bugs and animals coming to life. You’ll also pop into Great Missenden library to find out how Roald used libraries to help research some of his animal characters.

£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.

Discover Dahl’s Archives – Animal Antics

Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 April - 10.30am, 12pm and 2.30pm

Take a peek behind the scenes with our Archive and Collections Manager Rachel. You’ll find out some amazing beastly secrets from the archive, looking at some of the animals that Roald met and wrote about – including The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox and The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me.

£5 per person plus Museum entry, adults and children will need a ticket. Suitable for age 8 and above only. Approx 30 minutes.

Enormous Crocodile Half-Term

Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June

The Twits and The Enormous Crocodile Storytelling

Saturday 27 to Sunday 4 June - Throughout the day – listen out for announcements

Listen to the Museum’s expert storytellers read from either The Twits and The Enormous Crocodile. You’ll hear all about the Enormous Crocodile and some other fantastic animals in these energetic storytelling sessions. Feel free to join in with actions and lots of noise!

Free with Museum entry

Buzzwangling Budgies

Saturday 27 to Sunday 4 June - Drop-in throughout the day

Head to our craft room and help us create a room full of birds. Did you know that Roald Dahl had over 100 budgies? Colour yours and add it to our tree. This activity us part of The Wild Escape, a major creative project supported by the Arts Council.

Free with Museum entry

Create a Crocodile Nest

Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May - Drop in between 10am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 3.45pm

Drop-in to our pop-up nest nook and have a go at making a giant one out of junk. It’s not just birds that like a fancy nest, so do crocodiles - and the Enormous Crocodile needs an Enormous nest. Get your group together and use your choice of materials provide to see how big you can make yours. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about various nesting animals to help with your build.

Free with Museum entry.

Make and Shake Crocodile Tail

Tuesday 30 May - 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm

If you want to be an Enormous Crocodile then you’ll need and enormous crocodile tail! Join us to make your own life-sized tail to wear. There’s be plenty of materials to choose from and you can even have a go at some printing to make it even more extra-special.

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

Muggle-Wump Walks

Tuesday 30 May and Friday 2 June - 11.30am and 2pm

Set off from the Museum with your expert guide who tell you about the local and far-flung animals featured in Roald Dahl’s stories. Combining the best bits of our Village and Countryside trails you’ll discover the how the local landscape inspired the stories resulting in all sorts of birds, bugs and animals coming to life. You’ll also discover how Roald Dahl’s life experience led to more exotic characters like Muggle-Wump the monkey and the Enormous Crocodile – don’t worry we’re not expecting to run into any real-life crocodiles, but you never know…

£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.

Enormous Crocodile Experiments

Wednesday 31 May - 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm

How high can a crocodile fly? We don’t have a full-sized flying crocodile but that won’t stop us trying to find out. Have fun with flying things as we investigate how flight works. You’ll try out plenty of hands-on activities and experiments to help us answer this question.

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

Discover Dahl’s Archives – Animal Antics

Wednesday 31 May - 10.30am, 12pm and 2.30pm

Take a peek behind the scenes with our Archive and Collections Manager Rachel. You’ll find out some amazing beastly secrets from the archive, looking at some of the animals that Roald met and wrote about – including The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox and The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me.

£5 per person plus Museum entry, adults and children will need a ticket. Suitable for age 8 and above only. Approx 30 minutes.

Roly-Poly Clay Pots

Thursday 1 and Friday 2 June - 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm

Get your hands covered in clay and make a playful pot. You’ll learn all about the Roly-Poly Bird then use what you’ve discovered to inspire your creation. Will your pot be covered in feathers or have a huge beak? One thing’s for sure, it will definitely have a hidden egg surprise inside.

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

www.roalddahlmuseum.org

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