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Puffin World of Stories announced for OnBlackheath Festival

Puffin will bring plenty of entertainment for the kids.

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Puffin World of Stories will bring a unique and magical experience to this year’s OnBlackheath Festival in partnership with John Lewis.

Designed to entertain children of all ages with some of Puffin’s most adored and iconic book characters, the world Puffin has created will include a Magical Storytelling Stage, a Talking Maze, a Village Green Sports Day, and a plethora of workshops, exciting activities and kids’ crafting.

Children will see live storytellings and shows including CBeebies favourites Hey Duggee and The Clangers; The Dinosaur that Pooped with a guest appearance from the dinosaur himself; and The Magical World of Beatrix Potter and her Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Award-winning comedian David O’Doherty and illustrator Chris Judge will entertain the older children with a lesson in Dangerology. There will also be The Wimpy Kid Show for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Where Bear author Sophy Henn is also set to bring her enchanting stories to Puffin World of Stories.

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Other activities on offer include the Kids’ Crafting Tent, face painting, an interactive colouring wall, hair chalks and Puffin t-shirt decorating.

OnBlackheath and Puffin Books will be supporting the Ministry of Stories, a charity co-founded by Nick Hornby. Dedicated to championing the writer in every child, they build children’s confidence and communication skills by making writing fun and accessible.

Francesca Dow, Managing Director at Puffin Books added, “Puffin has been sharing the magic of storytelling with children for generations. We are so excited about our new partnership with OnBlackheath, in which we take-over the festival’s family zone, and bring to life our wonderful World of Stories in a multitude of unique and captivating ways. We simply can’t wait – our Puffin carnival will enchant and entertain children of all ages!”

The festival isn’t just for kids. Adults can enjoy performances from Primal Scream, Hot Chip, Belle & Sebastian, Roisin Murphy, James and Squeeze as well as stages hosted by NTS Radio and Heavenly Recordings.

Tickets for OnBlackheath Festival in partnership with John Lewis are on sale now and available via

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