January got off to a strong start here at Rainbow HQ. There were numerous character appearances across the UK and Ireland and January 23rd saw the start of the annual London Toy Fair where we managed 27 characters, the highest number since 2012.
The diaries are starting to fill up for both Peter Rabbit and Paddington who have film and DVD releases coming up in March, keep an eye out for them at a venue near you in the not so distant future.
February half term is also fast approaching and we’ve got plenty of events in the diary to keep the kids entertained. You can expect appearances from all the fan favourites including Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol, PJ Masks and The Gruffalo. As ever, all events listed below are subject to change.
3rd February: Peppa Pig and George will be taking part in a narration event at Bunnings in Walthamstow.
3rd February: Heatblast from the popular Ben 10 series will be at Smyths in Farnborough.
4th February: Team GB mascot, Pride, will be doing his bit for a good cause by appearing at the Cancer Research UK Winter Run.
9th February: Mr Adventure is heading to Heathrow Airport Terminal 3.
10th February: Peppa Pig will be at a narration event at Homebase in Milton Keynes.
10th February: A trio of PAW Patrol characters, Chase, Marshall and Skye, will be at B&Q in Tottenham.
10th February: Queensmere Observatory in Slough will be playing host to a Peter Rabbit narration.
10th February: PJ Masks characters Owlette and Catboy are heading to Spa Valley Railway in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
10th February: The increasingly popular Little Miss Explorer will be at Heathrow Airport Terminal 4.
10th February: The Gruffalo is swapping the Deep Dark Wood for B&Q in Oldham.
10th February: Homebase in High Wycombe will be playing host to Paddington when he visits for a narration event.
11th February: If you’re flying from Heathrow Terminal 2 you might be lucky enough to spot Mr Adventure.
11th February: Everyone’s favourite cheeky little pig, Peppa Pig, will be appearing at a narration at Bunnings in Hemel Hempstead.
11th February: Owlette and Gekko of PJ Masks fame will be at Spa Valley Railway.
12th February: Little Miss Explorer will be at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 today.
12th February: The popular Peter Rabbit will be the Arc Shopping Centre in Bury St Edmunds.
13th February: Paddington is booked to appear at a narration event at Castlepoint Shopping Centre in Bournemouth.
13th, 14th & 15th February: PAW Patrol’s Chase and Marshall will be spending three days at Great Central Railway in Loughborough.
14th & 15th February: Paddington will be spending today at Keighley Worth Valley Railway.
14th February: Skye and Rubble are off to see fans at Drusilla’s Zoo Park in Sussex.
14th February: Firm favourite Fireman Sam is going to be appearing at Adventure Wonderland in Bournemouth.
15th February: Yate Shopping Centre in Bristol will be hosting PAW Patrol’s Skye and Rubble today.
17th February: Rubble will be appearing at a narration at The Milky Way in North Devon.
17th February: Ben and Holly are booked to appear at B&Q in Bury.
17th February: The Gruffalo will be meeting fans at B&Q in Doncaster.
25th February: Two thirds of the PJ Masks trio, Owlette and Gekko, will be at OId MacDonalds Farm in Brentwood.