Recommended for ages 5+

We all have a place in our hearts for the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh, as told by A.A. Milne in Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. To celebrate the 95th anniversary of this much-loved children’s classic, we welcome author Jane Riordan with an enchanting new story collection Winnie-the-Pooh: Once There Was a Bear, the official anniversary prequel.

Get to know more about Pooh, Piglet and Eeyore and find out how they came to Christopher Robin’s playroom. Enjoy an adventure with them to London Zoo as part of an interactive storytelling experience and join in a draw-along inspired by the iconic illustrations of E.H. Shepard.

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Winnie the Pooh: Once there was a Bear


The Inkpot

One of our smaller on-site venues, in the heart of Cheltenham, GL50 1UW

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