One of the world’s best-loved monsters will be venturing out of the woods to meet visitors at Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum next month (July).

A special “Meet The Gruffalo” event will be held in the museum and gardens on Sunday 23 July, 10am-4pm.

The Gruffalo will be making personal appearances at intervals throughout the day and there will be lots more fun for all the family including face painting, mini train rides, arts and crafts and lots more.

Sarah Gouldsbrough, Acting Manager at the Head of Steam, said:

“We’re delighted to be welcoming our very special visitor and I’m sure there will be lots of fans, both young and old, keen to meet him.”

Normal entrance fee applies. For more information contact the museum on 01325 405060 or visit www.head-of-steam.co.uk or www.darlington.gov.uk/darlingtonevents

Created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo is one of the world’s best-loved monsters. Since it was first published in 1999, the award-winning story of his encounter with the little brown mouse in the deep dark wood has continued to delight children and adults the world over. For more details log onto the website atwww.gruffalo.com