Popular stories will be brought to life over the summer holidays thanks to a series of special walks at Lydiard Park.
The Swindon Borough Council-owned park will be holding story walks every Wednesday featuring a range of stories, excerpts and rhymes which will explore the seasonal signs of summer around the park.
The first story walk takes place on Wednesday (30 July) and each one has its own theme. The story walks will be held on the following days:
Wednesday, 30 July – If You Go Down to the Woods Today
Stories include We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Winnie the Pooh.
Wednesday, 6 August – Where the Willow Tree Meets the Water
Stories include The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Tadpole’s Promise and The Ugly Duckling.
Wednesday 13 August – It’s a Bug’s Life
Stories include The Hungry Caterpillar, James and the Giant Peach and Charlotte’s Webb.
Wednesday 20 August – In the Deep Dark Forest
Stories include Little Red Riding Hood, The Gruffalo and Ferocious Wild Beasts.
Wednesday 27 August – How Does Your Garden Grow
Stories include The Tiny Seed, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Jack and the Beanstalk.
The story walks are suitable for children aged between five and nine and tickets are £5 per child. There are two sessions available each week from 11am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 2.30pm.
Tickets will be available on the day from the Coach House Activity Centre at 10am. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The grounds of Lydiard Park are open daily and entry and parking is free. The State Rooms of Lydiard House and the Georgian Walled Garden are open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday – admission charge applies.
The Café and Coach House Tea Rooms will also be open through the busy summer holiday period.
For more information on events, opening times and prices, please call Lydiard House on 01793 466664 or visit the website at www.lydiardpark.org.uk