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Access to some activities is by ticket only. To avoid disappointment, we recommend buying tickets in advance online. Any remaining tickets will be on general sale from the Information Point on the day. Please note that all children must be accompanied by a full paying adult (maximum of 3 children per adult).
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Celebrating the life and works of the late JUDITH KERR

Due to the recent sad passing of Judith Kerr, we at WhizzFizzFest have worked hard to put together a fitting celebration of Judith Kerr’s works for this year’s event. 
Acclaimed film-maker Jill Nicholls first got to know Judith Kerr when making ‘Hitler, the Tiger and Me‘, a celebrated documentary about Judith’s life and work for BBC One’s Imagine strand.  In WhizzFizzFest’s special celebration, she’ll talk about Judith’s life and work while sharing memories of their friendship.  There will also be clips from the film which saw Judith return to the house from which she and her family fled the Nazis in Berlin, a visit to the zoo in Berlin and a look at the kitchen that inspired ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea‘.  A truly family-friendly event, other activities will include fizztastic FREE face painting and readings from Judith’s works. (Running time: 45minutes)
NB: To enjoy the FREE children’s face painting, please ensure the correct tickets are booked. No face painting can be given without the relevant ticket.

Main Marquee – 2.30pm | Suitable for all ages | FREE tickets
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Join a lively conversation with the incredible CRESSIDA COWELL

Meet multi-million-copy selling, award-winning author Cressida Cowell, creator of the How to Train Your Dragon series (which is also a DreamWorks film and TV franchise) and The Wizards of Once series. In a lively and dynamic talk about her latest book, The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic, as well as How to Train Your Dragon, Cressida will share her inspiration behind her books and give tips on becoming an author or illustrator. (Running time: 50minutes)

Main Marquee – 12pm | Suitable for ages 8+ | Tickets from £5
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Dive into the amazing mind of the creator of everyone’s favourite Park Keeper, NICK BUTTERWORTH.

Come and meet the creator of much-loved character Percy the Park Keeper. In this fun and interactive session Nick Butterworth will talk about his books, characters and the return of everyone’s favourite park keeper in his new book One Springy Day. (Running time:  45minutes)

Main Marquee  – 1.15pm | Suitable for ages 3+ | Tickets from £3
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WhizzFizzFest is proud to present THE WONDER OF WHIZZFIZZ’ 

Following the success of last year’s ‘Magic of the Dance’ competition, Aylesbury will welcome ‘The Wonder of WhizzFizz’ at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre and the return of the much-loved Dame Darcey Bussell DBE. This fantastic family-friendly show will offer the perfect opportunity for festival goers to round off the big day. Find out who will triumph in the local schools’ dance competition, DDMix Dance Fitness, choreographed and judged by Dame Darcey, be left spellbound by Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist magician, Maddox and enjoy live music by the Aylesbury Rock Choir. (Running time: 90minutes)

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre – 4pm  | Suitable for all ages | Tickets from £10
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Fancy Dress Competition

Let your creativity shine through and get dressed up for the big day! The ever-popular fancy dress competition is back; bigger, better, and brighter than before.

Runway Stage – 12.30pm | Max. age limit 14 | Entry fee £1
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Indulge in a delicious TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC

Bring along your favourite teddy bear and join us for one of three sittings at our Teddy Bear’s Picnic in the beautiful Bucks County Museum gardens. Relax with music and entertainment whilst children enjoy a scrumptious traditional picnic and adults indulge in a fusion of exciting street food. Arrival by Pebble Lane entrance, just off Kingsbury. Alternative access for wheelchair users is via the main museum entrance. 

Bucks County Museum | Suitable for all ages
Adult tickets £9.99* | Child tickets £5.99*

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*If you have any special dietary requests you must inform us by email at the point of booking. Please note we are unable to accommodate any allergies, intolerances or changes to the menu on the day. 
**If you are making a booking and wish to sit on the same table with another party, please inform us by email at the point of booking. We will do our best to accommodate table preferences.

500 Words Challenge – The Final Chapter!

Come along to the exciting final of the Queens Park Arts Centre 500 Word Challenge and hear the 6 finalists stories for yourself! This fun, FREE, family event will be the exciting climax of months of hard work by local children who have written and submitted their stories to become champions of the first ever 500 words challenge to be held as part of WhizzFizzFest. Actors from local theatre company, Unbound Theatre, will read aloud the stories of the 6 fabulous finalists bringing their stories to life. There will also be 3 stunning performances from Adele Peters Performing Arts School who will be wowing us all with dancing and singing as we await with anticipation the final result of the judges. There’s even a free goody bag up for grabs for children!  (Running time: 60minutes)
Main Marquee – 3.30pm | Suitable for all ages | FREE tickets
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