Half term events in London and Birmingham to celebrate 80 years of Babar!

Free kids' birthday events for world's best loved elephant

28 OCTOBER 2013
Celebrate 80 years of Babar the Elephant in London and Birmingham this half term. Head to Westfield Shopping Centre, White City on 30 October to meet Babar himself (appearances in the Atrium between 12-3), or you can join him at a special children's party at Foyles Bookshop (1st floor) between 3-4pm. The Library of Birmingham is also hosting a birthday event on 31 October, 2.30-3.30pm, with a storyteller, colouring activities and a visit from the King of the Elephants! All events are free.
Wednesday 30th October 2013 - Babar in London

Pack your trunk and head to Westfield Shopping Centre, White City on Wednesday 30 October to celebrate Babar the Elephant's 80th birthday!

The world's best loved elephant will be appearing in person in the Atrium (ground floor) between 12 and 3pm. As well as posing for photographs with Babar, you can get creative with free colouring activities alongside.

Foyles Bookshop (Level 1) is hosting a special birthday party for Babar between 3-4pm. Join in the fun with storytelling, party games, colouring, crafts and more - plus don't miss out on the birthday cake and the special guest - Babar himself!

Thursday 31st October 2013 - Babar in Birmingham

Come to a party between 2.30-3.30pm in the magnificent new Library of Birmingham to celebrate 80 years of Babar the Elephant! Hear Anna Conomos reading stories from the beautiful pictures books by Jean de Brunhoff and his son, Laurent, and sing Happy Birthday to Babar himself!

Both events are free and no need to book - just turn up. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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About Babar's 80th Anniversary

This is the Official Online Press Office for the UK celebrations of the 80th Anniversary of Babar.

The classic children's character, Babar the Elephant, was created by the French painter, Jean de Brunhoff, in 1931, however the first Babar books were not published in the UK unitl 1933.  Since then, millions of British children have grown up with the memorable stories about the King of the Elephants, his wife Celeste, and large extended family.

UK celebrations to mark this important milestone in Babar's history will be announced in due course.