29 July – 3 September
Famous Five on a Garden Adventure trail
Uncle Quentin has gone missing on a horticultural mission and it is up to you - with help from the Famous Five characters - to find him. Collect your trail from the Visitor Centre and set off to find the clues!
On 31 July and 1, 21 & 22 August (11am - 1pm and 2 - 4pm), Rob Pudner and his crazy Entertainingly Different friends will be here to help (or hinder!) you on your search.
10am - 6pm daily
15 July – 28 August
Enid Blyton exhibition
A wonderful display of Enid Blyton letters and memorabilia including a Faraway Tree slide and a Noddy car loaned from Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books in Newcastle.
10am - 6pm
2 and 23 August
Captain Coconut and his amazing Bubble Show
Captain Coconut brings his amazing Bubble Show back to Rosemoor to delight his many fans. Plus free face painting for everyone with Devon Facepainting.
Shows at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm
3 August 5 – 7pm (with 20min interval)
Outdoor theatre: Billionaire Boy by David Walliams
Hear the story of how Mr Spud made his billions and lost it all... and how Joe became the richest boy in the world. Ticketed event.
7 and 25 August 11am – 3pm
Shadow puppet theatre: Five on a Treasure Island
Create your own Famous Five shadow puppet at our drop-in workshop, then return at 2.30pm for a rehearsal before taking part in the performance at 3pm (free and open to all). Expect lighthouses, rock pools and loads of spiffing adventures. Under 8’s welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
8 August 5 – 7pm
Outdoor theatre: The Wind in the Willows
When the otters and stoats take over Toad Hall, it’s up to Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad to retake control! Ticketed event.
9 and 30 August 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm
Ozzy D and his Magic Show
Popular Devon entertainer and member of the Magic Circle, Ozzy D is an all-round performer who specialises in close-up magic, puppetry and balloon modelling. Voted ‘Childrens Entertainer of the Year’ for Devon by NetMums he brings his fabulous show to Rosemoor for the first time this summer.
11 August 2 – 4pm
Help us celebrate Enid Blyton’s birthday! Bring your own food (or pick up one of the picnic bags available from the Garden Kitchen Restaurant) and head to the lawn beside the Green Ship.
Golly, what a spiffing time we are going to have with games for the children and live music from Simply 4 Saxes.
13 August from 11.30am
Local Produce Show
Pop in to see entries in the Children's Schedule, featuring Enid Blyton-inspired categories such as treasure chests, lighthouses, seaside photographs, treasure islands and cookies. Why not get busy and join in the fun, with categories for both adults and children, and Rosemoor Gift Shop vouchers as prizes. Pick up a show schedule from Rosemoor or call 01805 626 800. Free face painting for everyone with Devon Facepainting.
15 August 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm
Furri Fingers Puppet Show
Let the Furri Fingers unlock your imagination with their passionate storytelling.
24 August 6 – 8pm (with 20min interval)
Outdoor theatre: The Mikado
In the town of Titipu flirting has been made illegal. The penalty, by order of The Mikado, is death. Too bad then that the main culprit is the Lord High Executioner Ko-Ko, who wishes to marry his beautiful young ward Yum-Yum, and who has no intention of executing himself....
31 August 10.30am – 4pm
Marvel at the speed and hunting skill of Harris hawks, falcons and a Bengal eagle owl as they are put through their paces, with flying displays at 11.30am and 2.30pm