Events

The Boggarts and How to Trick Them Trail

From: 10:30am, Aug 01, 2019  

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Small gnome-like creatures called Boggarts have been living wild on the moors since before time began; but do you know how to outwit one!? Storytelling with Ursula Holden Gill.

For centuries the Boggarts managed to exist peaceably alongside humans, keeping themselves well hidden in ditches and hedgerows and appearing only to unsuspecting travellers with the promise of a trick if no treat was forthcoming. But gradually humans over farmed the moors, burnt them, built on them and polluted them with their factories and so the Boggarts got angry and became more goblinesque. They set about sneaking down into town and causing a right rumpus. And indeed they still do.

Quick to shapeshift, slippery in their speech and fast on their humungous hairy feet so their pranks all look like your fault, the stories you’ll hear today won’t only protect you from the wily ways of these halflings but will also teach you how to identify, outwit and even befriend one!
Outdoor event (undercover in the event of wet weather). The garden is largely wheelchair accessible but some paths too narrow for access - the storyteller will adapt ‘route’ accordingly.

Part of Sting in the Tale - a festival of stories.

Tickets £4 per child per show (suitable for children aged 4+, children to be accompanied), available from Gulliver’s Bookshop, High Street, Wimborne or online (booking fee applies)

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