Dick King Smith family activity day

12noon-4pm, Saturday 11 March

Gloucester Cathedral and the King-Smith family are delighted to present an afternoon of celebration on Saturday 11 March 2023, to mark the centenary year of the birth of Dick King-Smith.

Dick King-Smith is famous for writing ‘The Sheep-Pig’, the novel which inspired the Oscar-winning film, ‘Babe’. His other heart-warming tales include ‘The Fox Busters’ and ‘Harry’s Mad’, as well as ‘Ambrose Follows His Nose’, an unfinished novel which his great-granddaughter Josie has recently completed and was published last year.

The King-Smith family

Families are warmly welcome to join us for a number of special events in the Chapter House of the Cathedral between 12noon-4pm, including:

-        A Q&A with the King-Smith family at 12noon

-        Book signings and readings

-        FREE Arts and Crafts activities with Read with Me

During Choral Evensong at 4.30pm, thanks and praise will be given for Dick King Smith’s life and legacy.

All are warmly welcome to attend, with no tickets required.

March 11, 2023
Opening times
Saturday 11 March 12noon-4pm
Chapter House 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
Booking not required

Getting Here

  • Address

    12 College Green Gloucester GL1 2LX
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  • How to find us

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    We are sorry that due to limited space, parking in the Cathedral Close is restricted to pass holders only.

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  • Arriving by Public Transport

    The Cathedral is located in Gloucester Town Centre, so the best way to get here is by public transport.

    We are a 10-15 minute walk from both the train and bus stations. You can also use Gloucester’s Park and Ride.

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  • Cycling

    There are bike racks available on Cathedral Green. Route 41 of the National Cycle Network runs through the Cathedral grounds – find out more about the route here.