What is WhizzFizzFest?

Heading into its 18th year, the family-friendly literary and arts festival has become an eagerly anticipated annual event for Aylesbury town centre, attracting visitors with interests in all areas of the arts. Originally inspired by Roald Dahl, WhizzFizzFest has evolved into a celebration of all creative arts with children’s literature and their amazing imaginations being at the heart of it all.

Headlining last year’s festival, WhizzFizzFest’s exciting literary line up included Cressida Cowell, author of the incredible How to Train Your Dragon series and Nick Butterworth, the award-winning author and illustrator of the adored Percy the Park Keeper series. As a special tribute, WhizzFizzFest also hosted a celebration of the life and works of the late Judith Kerr OBE, whose The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog series are amongst the country’s best loved children’s titles. We were delighted to welcome back a familiar face to WhizzFizzFest, Dame Darcey Bussell, who returned with her DDMix Dance Fitness schools’ dance competition, supported by BGT semi-finalist, Maddox and Aylesbury Rock Choir.

WhizzFizzFest is presented by Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC). We’re committed to ensuring WhizzFizzFest is readily accessible to all of our visitors.
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Take a look at all of last year’s whizzfizzing fun: