Things to do to celebrate The Gruffalo’s 25th Anniversary!

Things to do to celebrate The Gruffalo’s 25th Anniversary!

In 2024 The Gruffalo is celebrating 25 years of delighting and inspiring children worldwide! In 1999, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler published the multi award-winning novel, which is now loved across the globe! To mark this special occasion, we have found five different ways you can celebrate!


Dress up!

Bring Julia Donaldson’s imagination to life! There's no better way to celebrate than to become the characters of the books yourself. Fully immerse yourself into the magic of the story and celebrate the 25th anniversary in style! From The Stickman to the Cunning Mouse, explore our range of officially licensed Julia Donaldson costumes.

Julia Donaldson Costumes |


Go on a forest walk - The Gruffalo Trail!

Step into the enchanting world of Julia Donaldsons’ stories and follow in the footsteps of the Gruffalo and his friends. With many trails to explore over the UK, you will be sure to find one close to you! Wander through the forest and encounter larger than life sculptures of the characters, from the Fearsome Gruffalo to the Cunning Mouse. It’s a chance to immerse yourself in the nature while reliving the magic of the book! Grab your family and friends, put on your walking shoes, and get ready for a whimsical journey through the deep dark wood!

Gruffalo | Forestry England


Gruffalo Creations!

There's no such thing as a Gruffalo? Well then make one of your own, bring the characters to life and unleash your creativity with some Gruffalo inspired creations! Rainy day but you still want to celebrate? Channel your inner Mary Berry and make your own Gruffalo Crumble! Fancy something messier and more hands on, maybe make your own Gruffalo out of playdough. The ideas are endless!

25 Adorable Gruffalo Themed Crafts and Activities - Teaching Expertise


Have a Gruffalo inspired picnic!

Have you always wanted to have tea with the Gruffalo? Well, now is your chance! To celebrate 25 years of Gruffalo and friends why not have an awesome tea party fit for the whole family! Explore our collection of party tableware inspired by the incredible Julia Donaldsons’ stories. It has everything to serve up your feast the right way – including paper plates, bowls, napkins, and large party platters. Have a picnic the Gruffalo would be proud of! If you want to go all out why not check out our collection of officially licensed Julia Donaldson Costumes and get dressed up for the occasion!

The Gruffalo Tableware |


Have a Gruffalo and friends movie marathon!

Grab the popcorn and blankets and buckle yourself in for a movie marathon! With three movies in the Gruffalo and friends’ franchise, why not take a seat on the sofa and watch them all! With them only being 27 minutes long, it’s the perfect activity to wind down and finish of the day. Its not only quick and easy but relaxing at the same time!

The Gruffalo films - The Gruffalo - Official Website

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