UK APPEARANCES BY CHILDREN’S CHARACTERS DURING OCTOBER 2013

October 1, 2013

Wallace and Gromit seen enjoying Afternoon Tea. The duo are set to go to Bouverie Place shopping centre this October.

In addition to manufacturing custom made mascots, Rainbow Productions is also responsible for representing over 100 famous children’s brands at live events across the UK, through the company’s licensed characters’ appearance programme on behalf of brand owners.

These character costume appearances offer members of the public opportunities to see famous children’s characters at a whole range of venues.  Visits are booked by organisations such as shopping centres, visitor attractions and local authorities to provide an added focal point for families.

From October 15th – 17th, the annual Brand Licensing Europe exhibition takes place at Olympia in London.  Over the course of the brand licensing event, Rainbow Productions will also be managing the presence on the show floor of a number of children’s characters.

A selection of other events and venues hosting visits by licensed children’s characters during the month of October can be seen below. Please note that event venues and characters making appearances at intervals, are subject to change.

  • October 2nd: Mind Candy has organised for Poppet and Katsuma from the Moshi Monsters to visit Great Ormond Street Hospital.
  • October 5th: As part of the New Store Opening event, Smyths Toys in Colchester will be hosting appearances by Buddy from Dinosaur Train, Power Rangers Megaforce characters as well as Fireman Sam.
  • October 5th: Peppa Pig is going to Busy Bees Nursery in Northampton.
  • October 5th & 6thPostman Pat® and Jess the Cat will be greeting visitors at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway in Kendal.
  • October 6th: The Big Sheep visitor attraction located in Devon has arranged for Scooby-Doo to visit the park.
  • October 12thFireman Sam will be going to Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne.
  • October 12th: Ben 10 alien Shocksquatch can be seen in-store at Toys R Us in Sydenham.
  • October 12th: Peppa Pig is attending Cheltenham literary Festival today, organised by Penguin Books.
  • October 13th: Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig join Peppa and George for a family outing to an event taking place at the East of England Showground in Peterborough.
  • October 15th: On behalf of Twentieth Century Fox, Rainbow Productions is managing the attendance of Belt at an event taking place at Celtic Manor in south Wales.
  • October 18th: The Thistles Shopping Centre in Stirling will be visited by Peppa Pig.
  • October 19th: Wheelgate Park in Mansfield has arranged for Poppet and Katsuma to pop along and see their guests.
  • October 23rd: Jones Lang LaSalle has arranged for Fireman Sam to visit The Grosvenor Centre in Macclesfield today.
  • October 24th: Twinlakes Park in Melton Mowbray will today receive a visit from Katsuma and Poppet.
  • October 25th: Casper the Friendly Ghost is all set to make spooky appearances today within Halton Lea Shopping Centre in Runcorn.
  • October 25th: Mike the Knight will be present at The Grange and Pyramids Shopping Centre in Birkenhead.
  • October 26th: West Somerset Railway has booked Scooby-Doo.
  • October 26th: Colchester Department Store Williams & Griffin will be hosting a Postman Pat Special Mission event.
  • October 26th: A Mike the Knight Narration event will be taking place within Brent Cross Shopping Centre.
  • October 27th: Today Mike the Knight makes his way to Bodmin Station to make personal appearances.
  • October 27th: The Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum is the location for today’s Scooby-Doo visit.
  • October 29th: Adventure Wonderland in Bournemouth has arranged for Scooby-Doo to stop by and greet guests.
  • October 29th: WestQuay shopping centre in Southampton has arranged for Peppa Pig and George to visit.
  • October 29th: Fireman Sam will be heading to Kirkley Hall Zoo Gardens in Northumberland.
  • October 31st: Wallace & Gromit are going to Bouverie Place Shopping Centre in Folkestone.
  • October 31st: Homer Simpson will be visiting Newlands Shopping Centre in Kettering.
  • October 31st: Another outing for Casper the Friendly Ghost, this time at Crealy’s Adventure Park in Devon.