Vale children ready for Roald Dahl parade

Roald Dahl Festival
Roald Dahl Festival
Share this article

There will be a fantastic array of family activities and entertainment during the Roald Dahl Festival in Aylesbury next weekend.

Organised by Aylesbury Vale District Council, the festival on Saturday, July 6, will be themed on the curious and amazing animals that live in Roald Dahl books.

The day will include hands-on art and craft activities, storytelling, theatre performances, live music, dance and a colourful carnival parade.

The parade will leave St Mary’s Church at 11am and featuries a magnificent animal menagerie including larger than life puppets and other original artwork created by over 500 children and young people from across the Vale, including work from schools in Winslow, Twyford, Whaddon, East Claydon and North Marston. There will also be music and street theatre in the parade featuring some of the top Samba Bands in the region.

After the parade there will be face painting and craft workshops at St. Mary’s Church, Kingsbury and Market Square, storytelling and bounce and rhyme sessions at Aylesbury Library and jazz performances at Buckinghamshire County Museum and the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery.

Cllr David Thompson, AVDC’s member for Leisure, said: “Roald Dahl is one of the most influential children’s authors that has ever lived. His hilarious and imaginative books will always continue to make reading fun for children around the world.”

For more details go to