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Ben & Holly at the museum

Meet Ben & Holly, from children's TV programme Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom, at the National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port for a fantastic family fun day of elf and fairy magic.

Event details

27th August 2017

10:00am - 5:00pm

National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

Shropshire Union Canal


National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port

South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 4FW

Be prepared to wave your fairy wands and blow your elf trumpets as you meet Ben and Holly and join them as a junior lock-keeper helping canal boats through the locks.

Discover more about their 'Little Kingdom' in a boat ride along the canal, listen to the story of their lost egg and take a guided walk looking for the Great Elf's tree, stones from Gaston the Ladybird's cave and the plants and animals that live near Holly's fairy castle.

Even elves and fairies need a little help - so put on your hard hats, high visibility vests and help them construct a little kingdom out of sand with castles, bridges, boats, farms, towns and caves fit for Princess Holly.

Follow the magical clues across the museum skirting a 1,000 year old log boat, a coracle, steam engines, blacksmith's forge as well as climbing aboard historic boats, dressing up in costume and enjoying the outdoors.

Standard museum entry prices apply - please click here for details - or use your annual pass.

Ben & Holly