The summer holidays may be over but that certainly doesn’t mean our Licensed Character appearances have slowed down! We’re gearing up for Half-Term at the end of October, with activities in the pipeline including PAW Patrol visits to retail and shopping centres on behalf of Spin Master Toys.
The annual Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) exhibition is also just around the corner. To date we have over sixty characters appearing over the three days, with over fifty of those appearing on the opening day and taking part in the now legendary Character Parade. Among these famous licensed properties, keep an eye out for characters on the show floor such as Skye from PAW Patrol, the Teletubbies, the Twirlywoos, PJ Masks and Virgil from the Thunderbirds. BLE will see brand owners, agents, licensee partners and retailers all coming together to find out plans for current properties, plus new brands from the world of children’s entertainment, lifestyle licensing, sports branding and more.
In October film characters Junior and Pigeon will attend a Gala Screening of Storks in Leicester Square for Times subscribers. Other character appearances taking place this month in support film releases include Poppy and Branch visiting Hamleys Lakeside on October 1st, Hamleys Regent Street on October 2nd plus Alton Towers Resort on October 27th, as part of a promotional tour for The Trolls movie release.
For an idea of other character appearances scheduled for October please check out listings, below. All bookings are subject to change.
October 1: Captain Barnacles and Kwazii Kitten will be visiting West Quay Retail Park, Southampton.
October 1: Sonic Boom will be appearing at toy retailer Smyths, Birmingham.
October 1: Peppa Pig heads to Selfridges in Birmingham today.
October 1 + 2: Heatblast will be making personal appearances as part of the interactive Ben 10 experience at Intu Trafford Centre.
October 2: We will be managing the appearances of Junior and Pigeon at ‘Storks’ Gala Screening in Leicester Square.
October 2: Thomas the Tank Engine and The Fat Controller will be visiting Selfridges in Birmingham.
October 2: Peppa Pig and George will be going to ZSL London Zoo.
October 2: Virgil from the Thunderbirds will be visiting Smyths in Longbridge; he will also be going to their Bradford store on October 8th.
October 6: Peppa Pig will be making personal appearances at Great Ormond Street Hospital on behalf of the Spread a Smile charity.
October 9: Scooby-Doo heads to the East of England Showground in Peterborough.
October 9: Peppa Pig will be attending The Royal Park Half Marathon event today, on behalf of Tommy’s.
October 11: The Press Day at the Brand Licensing Europe exhibition will see over 60 licensed children’s characters on the show floor and in the character parade.
October 13: Elmo will be visiting Bromley by Bow Community Centre, managed on behalf of Sesame Workshop.
October 14: Mister Men character, Mr. Adventure, returns to Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3 today, arranged by the airport operator BAA.
October 15: PAW Patrol’s Chase will be visiting Scallywags Indoor Play, Birmingham.
October 18: Fireman Sam will be heading to Hamleys Glasgow.
October 19: PAW Patrol’s Chase and Marshall will be heading to Great Central Railway, Loughborough.
October 22: Peppa Pig and George are going to The Brewery shopping and leisure centre in Romford.
October 23: Small from the Clangers is off to The Milky Way visitor attraction in Devon.
October 25: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be making appearances at Resorts World Birmingham.
October 26: The Gruffalo is set to see guests heading to Drusillas Zoo Park in East Sussex today.
October 27: Bing and Flop will be present at Resorts World Birmingham.
October 29: Mim-Mim from the TV Series ‘Kate and Mim- Mim’ will be making in-store appearances at Toys R Us in Nottingham.