If you’re looking for something particularly tremendous (and a little bit wild) to do this half term – then look no further than the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.

Over the week, the museum is bringing The Enormous Crocodile to life with a raft of Croc-based activities for your little ones (and don’t worry, there’s no chance of them ending up as crocodile lunch!). Check out what’s on below including storytelling, crafts, guided walks, experiments and even a sneak peak inside the museum’s top secret archive.

Saturday 27 to Sunday 4 June
Throughout the day

Listen to the Museum’s expert storytellers read from either The Twits or The Enormous Crocodile. You’ll hear all about the Enormous Crocodile and some other fantastic animals in these energetic storytelling sessions. Audience participation and lots of noise is very much encouraged!

Saturday 27 to Sunday 4 June
Drop-in throughout the day

Head to our craft room and help us create a room full of birds. Colour yours and add it to our tree.
This activity us part of The Wild Escape, a major creative project supported by the Arts Council.

Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May
Drop in between 10am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 3.45pm

Drop-in to our pop-up nest nook and have a go at making a giant one out of junk. It’s not just birds that like a fancy nest, so do crocodiles - and the Enormous Crocodile needs an Enormous nest. Get your group together and see how big you can make yours. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about various nesting animals to help with your build.

Tuesday 30 May
11am, 12pm and 2pm

If you want to be an Enormous Crocodile then you’ll need and enormous crocodile tail! Join us to make your own life-sized tail to wear. There’s be plenty of materials to choose from and you can even have a go at some printing to make it even more extra-special.

Tuesday 30 May and Friday 2 June 
11.30am and 2pm

Set off from the Museum with your expert guide who tell you about the local and far-flung animals featured in Roald Dahl’s stories. Combining the best bits of our Village and Countryside trails you’ll discover the how the local landscape inspired the stories resulting in all sorts of birds, bugs and animals coming to life. You’ll also discover how Roald Dahl’s life experience led to more exotic characters like Muggle-Wump the monkey and the Enormous Crocodile – don’t worry we’re not expecting to run into any real-life crocodiles, but you never know…

Wednesday 31 May
10.30am, 12pm and 1.30pm

How high can a crocodile fly? We don’t have a full-sized flying crocodile but that won’t stop us trying to find out. Have fun with flying things as we investigate how flight works. You’ll try out plenty of hands-on activities and experiments to help us answer this question.

Wednesday 31 May
10.30am and 12pm

Take a peek behind the scenes with our Archive and Collections Manager Rachel. You’ll find out some amazing beastly secrets from the archive, looking at some of the animals that Roald met and wrote about – including The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox and The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me.

Thursday 1 and Friday 2 June
10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm

Get your hands covered in clay and make a playful pot. You’ll learn all about the Roly-Poly Bird then use what you’ve discovered to inspire your creation. Will your pot be covered in feathers or have a huge beak? One thing’s for sure, it will definitely have a hidden egg surprise inside.

Find out ticket details and timings on the What’s On page of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre website.

And keep your eyes peeled, dear friends! The Museum has even more ENORMOUSLY exciting activities planned for summer 2023.