Lollibop announces new literacy area

Lollibop 2014

LolliBop, the UK’s biggest kids festival has announced a brand new fun and lively book area for 2014 – LolliBooks presented by Ladybird and Puffin.

Activity includes:

Mayhem with Dennis the Menace!

Join Steven Butler, author of Diary of Dennis the Menace, for a sneaky peak into the chaotic life of the naughtiest boy in the Beano! Expect lots of fun and games (maybe even a prank or two!) as Steven brings to life the world of Dennis the Menace.

Peter Rabbit

Hop along to the charming interactive puppet show where The Tale of Peter Rabbit is brought to life. See Peter escape from Mr McGregor’s Garden, and help him on his journey.

Spot the Dog

Perfect for pre-schoolers who love to follow the fun adventures of Spot the Dog, join in the numerous storytelling activities throughout the day, which also includes colouring and activity sheets and a chance to meet Spot himself!

Ladybird Live

Join Ladybird Live for a series of events to promote and celebrate the joy of storytelling for pre-schoolers and parents. The bespoke activities include professional storytelling, expert advice for parents and arts and crafts that encourage children to engage with the stories and enter a world of imagination and fun.

Adele Minchin, Publicity Director at Penguin Children’s, said: “Ladybird and Puffin are delighted to be bringing a whole host of magical storytelling events to this year’s LolliBop Festival. We look forward to welcoming families to join in all the fun of reading for pleasure and meeting many much-loved characters.”

The new LolliBooks area will also feature a Lolli Library. Pull up a hay bale and spend some quiet time reading from much loved classics to new releases, all aimed at children up to the age of 10.

There’s nothing quiet however about Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre! Returning to LolliBop for a third year, LolliBopppers can enjoy swizzfiggling tales from Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts and fantabulous crafts to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Festival director, Gareth Cooper said: “Lollibooks is set to become one of the most loved areas of the festival, all set in the beautiful gardens of Hatfield House. It’s perfect too for mums and dads who might like to take some time out from the madness of the rest of the festival!.”

LolliBop takes place August 15-17 at Hatfield House. The line up includes Justin Fletcher, Mister Maker, Mr Bloom, Sam & Mark, Michaela Strachan, Lazy Town, Postman Pat, Chris & Pui, Scooby-Doo, Andy Day and Cook and Line from Swashbuckle. Other activities and interactive areas, include the Disney on Ice Silent Disco, Skylanders, Join in with Southbank, Thomas & Friends, Science Museum Live and Tottenham Hotspur Global Coaching Team. For a full line up and ticket details see

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