From 23rd July, explore the magical world of Mouseland at the Angelina Ballerina illustrations exhibition at Nunnington Hall. Although different to the final version we all know and love from the TV, these early pictures show the very beginnings of Angelina, and are on display alongside each other. Visitors can view some of their favourite Angelina moments, including when she is preparing to go to her first ballet lesson, performs for royalty, and when she meets her new baby sister for the first time. Also on show is an illustration from the latest book in the series, Angelina’s Big City Ballet, which follows Angelina and her family arriving in the Big Cheese, New York City.
In celebration of the exhibition, there will be a special outdoor family trail inspired by the Angelina Ballerina stories for the summer holiday. Families visiting the hall can also craft a special paper Angelina Ballerina which has been designed especially by illustrator Helen Craig for the exhibition at Nunnington Hall. The exhibition will be on display at Nunnington Hall until Sunday 4 September.
Ballet not your thing? On Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July, take up arms and join some brave knights on their quest to defeat the Nunnington Dragon! Don your armour and follow the trail to discover the dragon’s lair and save the village from destruction.
Into art and crafts? Head to the garden each Wednesday during August and create some wild art. And if you’re extremely crafty, head to the traditional skills day on Sunday 7th August and try your hand at skills from the past including wood carving, bow making, willow work and much more.
Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, near York YO62 5UY – open 11am to 5pm daily during the school holidays (closed Mondays during term-time) – from £7.50/£3.75/ National Trust members free