Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts has announced a new partnership with iconic children’s picture book and brand, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Everyone’s favourite friendly character from the illustrated book by Eric Carle – which has sold more than 54 million copies worldwide – will now thrill families visiting Gulliver’s Valley in Rotherham and Gulliver’s Dinosaur & Farm Park in Milton Keynes.
The much-loved classic, which is a hit with grown-ups and children alike, centres on a story about a hungry caterpillar which emerges from an egg and begins eating everything in sight – the book complete with holes that he has supposedly eaten through. He grows into a large caterpillar and builds a cocoon around himself before finally emerging as a beautiful butterfly.
The partnership will initially see the Very Hungry Caterpillar making daily appearances at Gulliver’s Valley and Gulliver’s Dinosaur & Farm Park for socially distanced photo and meet and greet opportunities.
There are also plans for themed birthday parties at both resorts and, at Gulliver’s Dinosaur & Farm Park Caterpillar Cocoons will be created in the wooded area of the resort’s campsite for guests to stay in overnight.
Dean Kimberley, director of guest services at Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts, said: “We’re very excited to announce the arrival of The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Gulliver’s Valley and Gulliver’s Dinosaur & Farm Park which is sure to delight families across the UK. This partnership is the perfect fit for us and yet another attraction for children and families to enjoy as we continue to expand our offering, building on relationships we already have with other favourite children’s characters.
“The colourful and distinctive caterpillar will make fun appearances, greeting fans with its friendly face – all from a safe distance – while giving the opportunities for selfies and smiles. We’re thrilled to welcome The Very Hungry Caterpillar for 2021 and know our customers will enjoy the experience, too.”