Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things

Date: 14th May 2016 - 24th July 2016, Time: All Day, Location: Cornwall College


Image by Helen Oxenbury

Ever wanted to step inside your favourite children’s adventure

We can’t go under it,
We can’t go over it,
We’ve got to go to it!

Swash your way the long grass
Sploosh through a river
Stumble through the dark wood
Then tiptoe into a gloomy cave…
…and rub noses with a great big friendly Bear

The hands-on, interactive experience, with hidden rooms, a bear’s den and giant chocolate cake, was designed by Discover Children’s Story Centre, Stratford, London. The installation features twenty-five-year-old children’s classic book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by former Children’s Laureate and well loved author Michael Rosen and award winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury. This brand new, pop-up style installation is touring the UK and Cornwall College Camborne is its debut location.

Funded by Arts Council England and Esmee Fairbairn, Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things truly reflects Michael’s energy and passion for education, creativity and writing. Younger children will be able to participate in a Bear Hunt trail whilst older children can go on a fun fact finding mission and create poems of their own to takeaway. Michael has collaborated on the project, and the exhibition will feature hidden rooms where clues can be found that reveal the inspiration behind Michael’s writing, including his Grandparents’ sitting room and his childhood classroom.

Booking Details

Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things is open from 14th May-24th July

Avalon Theatre, Merlin Building, Cornwall College, Camborne
Trevenson Road, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3RD

Parking free and we have a small cafe and shop to accompany the installation.

Download the Camborne College Map

Schools & Educational Groups (weekdays only)
Tuesday – Friday during term time
Click here for Bear Hunt poster for schools
Sessions are available for school children Foundation, KS1 and KS2
For more information or to book, contact [email protected]

Public Openings (weekends, half term only)
Open Saturday and Sunday for sessions at:
10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm and 3pm

Adults £7,
Children £5,
Family Ticket £20 (for up to 4 people, minimum two children)
Concessions £5

Box Office at Hall For Cornwall
Hall For Cornwall, Lemon Quay, Truro, TR1 2LL
Tel: 01872 262466


Event Details

Date: 14th May 2016 - 24th July 2016
Time: All Day
Location: Cornwall College
TR15 3RD
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