Don't Ask The Dragon

You’re invited to Alem’s birthday party!

But where will he be celebrating?

Maybe the bear, the fox, the treefrog, or the bulldog know?

But DON’T ASK THE DRAGON. . . or he will EAT you!

Join award-winning author Lemn Sissay and illustrator Greg Stobbs for a fun, interactive reading with colouring activities from their new picture book, Don’t Ask The Dragon – a heart-warming story about finding joy and home wherever you are.

Ages: 3+ 

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  • Babies under 1 go FREE (must have a ticket). Under 12’s to be accompanied by an adult. Concession rates apply to under 16’s only.
  • Please note that a handling charge of 50p per ticket applies to bookings made in person or over the phone. No handling charges apply to online bookings.
  • Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book (booking fees will not apply).
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