Elevenses with the Gruffalo

By | December 4, 2013

On Friday 13th December 2013 Save the Children is calling upon people across the UK to help make the world better with a sweater and take part in the tradition of wearing a kitsch Christmas jumper in exchange for a £1 donation to raise money for its life saving work with children the world over. Save the Children has a whole raft of events planned to draw attention to the day and to get as many people as possible to sign up, pay their pound and pull on their pullover.

In collaboration with Westfield, Save the Children is launching the Woolly Wonderland at Westfield Stratford City. Woolly Wonderland will be a hive of activity for all the family and will be open between Thursday 5th December to Friday 13th December, 12 – 7pm daily. Today we were invited along to a special blogger preview session so we could see it for ourselves and meet a very special guest!


So the children adored meeting the Gruffalo, not surprising really as they love everything about him. We regularly read the books and listen to our audio books too so the Little Man was more than happy to lend his voice to the story teller! We have some great pics of the event which I know we will treasure forever.


There’s something for everyone at Woolly Wonderland. You can take your pick from events for children including storytelling sessions with Dick & Dom, The Gruffalo and Elmer in the Snow, giveaways and lots of fun activities. Adults are not left out either as the experts at John Lewis will be on hand to help decorate Christmas jumpers at customisation workshops, using fashionable textiles and haberdashery to transform them into exciting additions to this year’s winter wardrobes.

To take part in Save the Children’s Woolly Wonderland, bring your Christmas Jumper and your imagination down to Westfield Stratford City from 5-13 December. To sign up for a specific workshop visit www.christmasjumperday.org/woollywonderland. Wear your jumper on Christmas Jumper Day on 13 December and donate £1 to Save the Children at www.christmasjumperday.org

We couldn’t leave Stratford without posing for a photo next to the Stratford sign, the first time we had ever travelled there by tube!


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