The Gruffalo will celebrate his fifteenth birthday at Eden

The literary icon, star of the book by former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler and the Oscar-nominated film adaptation, will be asking visitors to Eden to help with preparations before taking part in some traditional party games and settling down for a reading of the bestselling children’s picture book.

In the morning of each day, children can make party hats and masks based on the characters from the book, including Mouse, Fox, Owl and Snake as well as the Gruffalo himself. They can also make a special birthday card for the Gruffalo and help make bunting to decorate the party.

Once all the preparations have been completed, there will be birthday cake and a range of traditional party games.

Finally, in the late afternoon children can settle down and hear Eden’s renowned story-tellers bring the Gruffalo book to life with a lively reading.

The Gruffalo himself will make appearances at each stage of the day, to make sure the party plans are going well, play some games, and take part in the story readings.

All activities for the Gruffalo’s birthday party at Eden are included in the standard admission price. For more details, see