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Inventing Magical Beasts with Abi Elphinstone at Edinburgh Zoo

Join the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour and Abi Elphinstone for interactive workshops at Edinburgh Zoo


The Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour is heading to Edinburgh Zoo to round off a week of fantastic author events themed around the environment.

Award-winning author Abi Elphinstone will run interactive workshops for children and families attending the zoo on Saturday 2 October. Abi will help children invent magical beasts and creatures inspired by the wild animals all around them.

There will be a chance to meet Abi and have her sign your books – copies will also be available to purchase from the Edinburgh Zoo gift shop.

These workshops are free for anyone who has paid standard entry to Edinburgh Zoo on Saturday 2 October. No registration is required.

Find out more about Abi Elphinstone(this will open in a new window)

When: Saturday 2 October, 10am and 11.30am

Where: Bundongo Theatre, Edinburgh Zoo

Duration: Each workshop lasts 15 minutes

Who: Children and families

Cost: Standard entry fee to Edinburgh Zoo

Materials provided: Pens, paper, clipboards (for kids to lean their paper on), empty egg boxes, flip chart and pens for Abi to use. People can bring their own materials if they prefer.

If you have any questions or comments please contact thomas.jefferson@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window).

Scottish Friendly Assurance

Scottish Friendly Assurance has been sponsoring the tour for over 20 years(this will open in a new window). Through its support, The Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour reaches an average of 6,000 children every year in a vast range of communities, from rural schools with as few as 8 pupils to 2,000 seat theatres.

You can find out more about Scottish Friendly on their website(this will open in a new window).