From 3-5 June 2011 children can follow a bread-crumb trail deep into The Brunswick to discover a giant edible gingerbread house – full of storytelling, fun and wonderment – built in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Hungry girls and boys will be invited into a magnificent space filled with giant gingerbread men, accordion players and storytellers all acting as Pied Pipers to the visiting children.
The highlight of the event will be the extraordinary Gingerbread House which will be covered in three delicious types of tile: gingerbread, vanilla shortbread and chocolate short pastry, whilst blue helium balloons with meringue clouds hang from the ceiling.
Inside, sat on a stool made of sweets, a storyteller will recite tales of wicked witches, handsome princes and magical lands. Outside of the story telling sessions an accordion player will be encouraging everyone to listen, dance and sing-a-long to nursery rhymes.
The Gingerbread House is situated at the bottom of a sweeping, spiral staircase in the enchanted garden. Instead of grass, scrumptious cupcakes line the lawn and instead of water there is a tasty pond filled with sweets.
The Queen of sugary, sweet treats Lily Vanilli will be running Gingerbread Men Masterclass where children can get creative and learn how to decorate their own gingerbread shapes to take home.
The Gingerbread House at The Brunswick promises to be a feast for the eyes as well as the palette and helps raise money and awareness for a fantastic cause.
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury
11am – 5pm
Minimum donation of £2 and a further donation of £2 for the Gingerbread Men Masterclasses
All funds raised will go to Great Ormond Street Hospitals Children Charity