Oh help! Oh no! It’s a gruffalo at Astley Hall

17 July 2015

FAMILIES are invited to take a stroll through the deep, dark wood into the amazing world of The Gruffalo at Chorley’s Astley Hall this autumn.

The popular children’s character is coming to Chorley on Saturday 19 September together with the famous illustrator Axel Scheffler to launch Astley Hall’s new exhibition, The Art of Axel Scheffler.

Chorley Council has organised a day of gruffalo-related activities and tickets are now on sale, giving families the opportunity to:

•         to meet The Gruffalo at intervals,
•         take part in the Walled Garden Gruffalo trail,
•         make a Stick Man,
•         meet some of the real animals that appear in The Gruffalo story,
•         watch The Gruffalo film in the magical setting of the Coach House,
•         join in story telling sessions and
•         be one of the first to view Axel Scheffler's illustrations up close as part of the brand new

Astley Hall exhibition, which will be on display until Christmas. 
Plus, anyone who books a 1.30pm or 2.30pm ticket will also get the opportunity to meet and have their favourite Axel Scheffler illustrated book signed by Axel Scheffler himself.

Councillor Bev Murray, who is responsible for the Astley complex at Chorley Council, said: “We are really excited to be bringing the work of Axel Scheffler to Astley Hall in a magical exhibition that will be on display in the Hall’s art gallery until Sunday 20 December. 

“And what better way to launch the exhibition, than to invite Axel and one his most famous illustrated characters to town for a day of fun activities in the beautiful setting of Astley Hall, Coach House and Park.

“Tickets are now on sale at a cost of £5 for children and £3 for adults and we’d encourage any Axel Scheffler or gruffalo fans to get them as soon as you can.  Axel will only be here in the afternoon so if you do want to meet him, please book a 1.30pm or 2.30pm ticket. 

“Astley Hall, Coach House and Park is now hosting some fantastic events and exhibitions and it’s great to see so many people visiting the attraction to enjoy what it has to offer.”

The Gruffalo Experience at Astley Hall on Sunday 19 September is a ticketed event with five time slots available throughout the day to ensure everyone gets the opportunity to meet the Gruffalo.  The event starts at 10am.

Tickets must be booked in advance and are available online at chorley.gov.uk/whatson
The Axel Scheffler exhibition will be open 12 noon until 4.30pm every weekend and Monday to Wednesday during the school holidays from Saturday 19 September until Sunday 20 December.

For more information on Astley Hall, Coach House and Park, visit chorley.gov.uk/astleyhall or like the page on Facebook.


Picture caption:  The Gruffalo, appearing at Astley Hall, Coach House and Park on Saturday 19 September.

For more information, please contact campaigns and engagement manager (events) Louise Finch on 01257 515062

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