The Very Hungry Caterpillar at The Lexicon

The Very Hungry Caterpillar crawling across the grass with Eric Carles name

This February, The Lexicon will host a trail based on Eric Carle’s best-selling children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Following the journey of the caterpillar from egg to butterfly, visitors will wind their way through an assortment of larger-than-life fruit sculptures, a cosy chrysalis and a beautiful butterfly, all based on artwork from the famous book.

The interactive mini adventure will help to teach children about the close relationship between plants and insects as they search for items such as apples and pears to complete the trail.

It will run from:

  • Saturday 11 February to Sunday 19 February

Visitors to the town centre can pick up a trail leaflet and free piece of fruit (while stocks last) at Waitrose to start their adventure.

Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for economic development and regeneration at Bracknell Forest Council said:

“I can’t wait to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar in the town centre. Times are tough at the moment, so it’s great to see The Lexicon put on another fantastic free family activity for the school holidays.”

Fenwick and Waterstones will be hosting free story telling on Tuesday 14 February and Friday 17 February. Places must be booked in advance on The Lexicon website

Some restaurants are also supporting the event with various kids eat free offers:

  • Fuego (Fenwick)
  • Las Iguanas
  • Marks & Spencer Café
  • Tangs
  • The Real Greek
  • Wagamama
  • Waitrose

For more details, visit The Lexicon website

Did you know that a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is sold somewhere in the world every minute? While the book was published more than half a century ago in 1969, it remains a bookshelf staple for many families today.