World Storytelling Day ushers in WhizzFizzFest excitement

Anticipation is building as Buckinghamshire prepares for its much-loved family arts and literature festival, WhizzFizzFest! With World Storytelling Day upon us today (Monday 20 March), it's the perfect time to unveil some exciting news about this year’s event.

For the first time ever, WhizzFizzFest is hitting the road and bringing its dazzling magic to community events in three of the county's main towns! Over three consecutive weekends, from Saturday 1 July to Saturday 15 July, participants can enjoy a whirlwind of creative activities and unforgettable experiences all connected with an overarching theme of ‘Friendship’.

Mark your calendars for these spectacular free events, which are taking place in collaboration with partners around the county:

  • Sunday 2 July – WhizzFizzFest @ Aylesbury on Sea with Aylesbury Town Council
  • Saturday 8 July – WhizzFizzFest @ Desborough Carnival with High Wycombe BIDCo
  • Saturday 15 July – WhizzFizzFest @ Hats Off Chesham with Chesham Connect

And that's not all. There is also a family-friendly show which will visit the county’s libraries, and a children’s author event at the Discover Bucks Museum in Aylesbury.

While most of this year’s WhizzFizzFest activities are free, there will be a small charge for the library shows, and the author event will be ticketed.

Clive Harriss, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, shared his enthusiasm:

“WhizzFizzFest is a major annual event, drawing visitors to Aylesbury from across the county. This year, we're taking it on the road and extending the festivities to Chesham and High Wycombe too. Plus, a theatre production will visit some of our libraries.

“We're confident these changes will enable even more children and families in Bucks to experience the wonder and whizz of arts and culture.

“Remember, there's no need to reserve tickets for the main town events. Come along and enjoy the fun at as many events as you wish. We guarantee you'll be entertained and inspired!”

WhizzFizzFest, which has been running for over a decade, was originally inspired by Buckinghamshire author Roald Dahl. It has since evolved into a vibrant celebration of children’s literature and creative arts.

Catch all the latest WhizzFizzFest news and buzz by visiting the event website or following along on social media: @whizzfizzfest