Summer is in full swing (allegedly) and July is shaping up to be one of our busiest months yet for licensed character events. The school summer holidays kick off towards the end of the month which means our events calendar will be jam packed with numerous appearances from PAW Patrol, Peppa Pig, PJ Masks and many more.
The release of Despicable Me 3 is imminent which means plenty of upcoming appearances by the Minions. Over the next few weeks they’ll be delighting crowds across the country with appearances at Summer Streets on Regent Street and Westfield Stratford to name just two.
And if all that wasn’t enough a selection of characters will be appearing at numerous Pontins sites throughout the country to add even more entertainment to your family holiday.
Read on for a selection of events coming to a town near you in July, as ever, these are subject to change.
1st July: Lee Valley Park Farms in Essex will be hosting an Octonauts narration event featuring appearances from Captain Barnacles and Kwazii.
1st July: Poppy and Brand from Dreamworks Trolls will be at Smyths in Peterborough.
1st July: PJ Masks trio Catboy, Gekko and Owlette will be taking part in a narration event at Bradford Broadway shopping centre.
2nd July: Paddington will be making an appearance at Leighton Buzzard Railway.
2nd July: Gru, Dru and the Minions will be appearing at the Summer Streets event on Regent Street, London.
4th July: PAW Patrol duo Chase and Marshall will be at Southport Pontins.
4th & 5th July: Peppa Pig will be paying a visit to Brean Sands and Camber Sands Pontins respectively.
5th July: The Gruffalo will be leaving the Dark Wood for an appearance at Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre in Birmingham.
8th July: The Milton-Keynes branch of Bunnings will be hosting a Peppa Pig and George narration.
8th July: Ice Age favourites Sid, Scrat and Diego will be at the Old George Mall in Salisbury.
9th July: The ever-popular Chase and Marshall will be at Market Rasen Racecourse.
12th July: Catboy and Gekko from PJ Masks are heading to Camber Sands Pontins.
12th July: Visitors to Newlands Shopping Centre in Kettering might be lucky enough to spot the Gruffalo.
13th July: Mr Men and Little Miss Characters, Mr Adventure and Little Miss Explorer, are appearing at Heathrow Terminal 2.
14th July: Shoppers at River Island Westfield Stratford will be treated to appearances from the Minions.
15th July: Everyone’s favourite cheeky little pigs, Peppa Pig and George, will be at Puxton Park in Weston Super mare.
16th July: Peppa Pig continues to be busy, this time with an event at Prestatyn Pontins.
20th July: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo from cult favourite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be at the St Enoch Shopping Centre in Glasgow.
22nd July: Chase and Marshall continue their busy month with an appearance at Old MacDonalds Farm in Essex.
22nd July: The White Post Farm Centre in Nottinghamshire will be hosting appearances by Thomas the Tank Engine and the Fat Controller.
23rd July: The increasingly popular duo Bing & Flop will be at Marsh Farm in Essex.
24th July: Little Miss Explorer is heading back to Heathrow Airport to make appearances at Terminal 4.
25th July: PAW Patrol’s Chase and Marshall will be appearing during a narration event at Castle Quay Shopping Centre in Banbury.
26th July: Peppa Pig and George will be teaming up for a visit to Drusillas Zoo Park.
27th July: Chase and Marshall round off a busy month at Viking Shopping Centre in Jarrow.
29th July: The Gruffalo will be at Dartmoor Zoo.
29th July: The Minions will be cheering on the teams at the Emirates Cup.
30th July: Peppa Pig is heading to Marsh Farm.
31st July: If you’re passing through Heathrow Terminal 5 you might catch a glimpse of Mr Adventure.