Whether you have fond memories of the series of books that Enid Blyton started in 1942 or not, the Famous Five connection to Dorset means a great excuse for discovering a ‘spiffing’ day out with your family.
“Good Gracious!” said George. And that’s close to what we said at Kideeko when we learned just how much “spiffing” fun could be found by following The Famous Five. Here are a few ideas to set your summer into a Famous Five inspired spin.
Visit Corfe Castle, thought to be the inspiration for Kirrin Castle in the Famous Five books. This National Trust treasure has plenty of activities to keep the whole family happy.
Visit Ginger Pop shop for a real taste of nostalgia. They are entirely dedicated to Enid Blyton and her books and you can see your children delight in discovering a secret passage in their shop!
Brownsea Island is featured in the 20th Famous Five book and the National Trust together with Ginger Pop host one hour walks on the Island on special dates through the year.
Enid Blyton’s Birthday Party is held at Corfe Castle on 11 August and the Ginger Pop shop will be creating a host of ‘jolly’ activities and will even have cake!
Starting on Jubilee Weekend your family can really follow in the Famous Five’s footsteps by taking part in The Famous Five Adventure Trail. Download the clue sheets and as your family visits some of the attractions that inspired Enid Blyton, answer the clues and then enter your answers for a chance to win some fabulous family prizes.This is a great way to explore the area with the whole family, and have some Famous Five fun at the same time. Perhaps make it a weekend break for everyone this summer.