Family highlights at the Radio Times Festival

Shaun the Sheep and David Walliams among those set to entertain children at Hampton Court in September

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There’s a whole host of activities to keep little ones entertained at the first ever Radio Times Festival. The inaugural festival – celebrating the best of TV, radio and books – takes place on Hampton Court Green from Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 September.

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As well as panel discussions, exclusive screenings and sneak previews of upcoming programmes, there’s an extensive programme of children’s workshops.

Highlights for families include David Walliams discussing his children’s books; Shaun the Sheep creators Aardman hosting a series of modeling workshops where you can learn to make your very own Shaun or Morph characters; Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, the author and illustrator of children’s books Gruffalo and Stick Man, leading a fun-packed story-telling session; and Little Princess creator Tony Ross conducting a ‘How to illustrate’ masterclass.

The programme of sessions for children and adults to enjoy together includes:

Tony Ross: Little Princess Storytelling – Saturday 26 September 11:00-12:00

Tony Ross: Drawing Masterclass – Saturday 26 September 13:00-14:00

Shaun The Sheep Model Making –  Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 September 12:00-13:00

Thomas the Tank Engine – Saturday 26 September 13.00-14.00

Morph Model Making – Saturday 26 September 16:00-17:00 & Sunday 27 September 14:00-15:00

From Gruffalo to Stick Man: Storytelling with Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler – Sunday 27 September 10:00-11:00

The Bolds: Julian Clary & David Roberts – Children’s Storytelling – Sunday 27 September 11:30- 12:30

David Walliams – Sunday 27 September 15:30-16:30 

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To book tickets for the Radio Times Festival, call the Box Office on 0871 2305 539 or visit the festival website – children under 5 go free.

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