OnBlackheath Festival announces bespoke family offering: Puffin World of Stories

For the first time, Puffin Books will create the Puffin World of Stories for OnBlackheath Festival, bringing a unique and magical experience to life.

Set 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.

Puffin World of Stories will be home to some of Puffin’s best-loved brands and characters brought to life on the Magical Storytelling Stage. Children will see live storytelling and shows, including CBeebies favourites Hey Duggee and The Clanger, 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. And kids will have the opportunity to meet characters including Spot the Dog, Peter Rabbit, The Clangers and favourites from the wonderful world of Roald Dahl.

Older children can join award-winning comedian David O’Doherty and illustrator Chris Judge for a lesson in Dangerology and learn how to prepare for many of life’s dangers – such as a shark in the loo or a volcano under your house; and kids won’t want to miss The Wimpy Kid Show, a must for Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans.


Families will also be able to get their creative flare on in the Kids’ Crafting Tent, where there’s face painting, an interactive colouring wall, hair chalks and Puffin t-shirt decorating; while the Village Green Sports Day will offer book-themed delights such as egg and spoon races, sack races, three-legged races and the playground favourite tug-of-war.

And don’t worry, there’s plenty for the adults to get stuck in to, too. With acts including Primal Scream, Hot Chip, Belle & Sebastian, Roisin Murphy, James and Squeeze taking to the stage. OnBlackheath will also feature an array of exciting attractions including the John Lewis Food Village with a food demonstration stage coupled with celebrity chefs and an immersive dining experience.

This truly family-friendly spectacular is made even sweeter by the news that children 12 and under go free to OnBlackheath!

So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets to OnBlackheath Festival and enjoy the Puffing World of Stories now at