Join us in the Summer to celebrate the 30th Anniversary year of David MacKee’s timeless children’s classic Elmer The Patchwork Elephant.

Elmer has enchanted generations of readers with his adventures – 27 book titles have been created since 1989, selling over 5 million copies in 40 languages around the world.

Elmer is an elephant who has a colourful body, with yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, green, black and white arranged as a patchwork. He has a cheerful and optimistic personality, and he loves practical jokes.

The stories are suitable for early exploration of the themes and issues relating to the concept of diversity, as Elmer discovers that when he tries to change his appearance in order to ‘blend in’ with the other elephants. But when his friends no longer recognise him, Elmer experiences how it feels to be treated like an outcast. It’s only when Elmer’s ‘true colours’ are revealed, his friends reassure him they love him because of his unique appearance and personality.

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is a celebration of individuality and laughter brought to life with gorgeous puppets and catchy songs (see below). This well-loved classic takes us to the jungle, where all the elephants are grey, apart from Elmer – who is a patchwork of beautiful colours.


Produced by Selladoor Family & MEI (The Very Hungry Caterpillar).

*Group booking discount available for groups of 6+, tickets just £9.50


2 August 2019 12:00PM & 2:00PM For details of dates & times,
click 'Book Tickets'

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Ticket Prices

Standard from £12.00
Suitable for 3+

Running Time

55 minutes