Moat Brae to be a Christmas Storyhouse

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas will be coming to Dumfries on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December for a weekend of free activities and children’s stories at Moat Brae. This marks the final public opportunity to see inside The Birthplace of Peter Pan before it is transformed into a National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling, to reopen in 2018.  

The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust presents The Christmas Storyhouse at Moat Brae – a weekend of free activities, children’s stories and music featuring award-winning storyteller Renita Boyle, author Tom Pow, Graphic Novelist ‘Stref’, young musicians from The Music Room and, if they’re really unlucky, visitors may event meet The Grinch Who Stole Christmas!

Each room in the House will be dedicated to a different story with authors and performers relating magical tales of adventures in the enchanted land at Moat Brae – including Sixteen String Jack and the Garden of Adventure, Peter Pan, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and The Elves and The Shoemaker. There will also be a room filled with art activities and quizzes with ‘Who Hairdressers’ and Face Painters on hand to transform children into ‘Whos of Whoville’. A variety of affordable Christmas gifts and books will also be on sale throughout the weekend.

Families are encouraged to bring children of all ages to this free event which will run from 11am – 3pm both days and visitors will be able to find out more about Moat Brae and see the plans for the New Centre and its Neverland Discovery Garden.

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult throughout this event, Moat Brae is not yet fully accessible and can be cold, so visitors are advised to wrap up warm and expect to get a bit messy! More information can be found at www.peterpanmoatbrae.org

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