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The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition is coming to the National Trust's Knole near Sevenoaks

The Tiger Who Came To Tea will be raiding the cupboards at Knole near Sevenoaks from this weekend.

The visit by the classic children's book character marks the 50th birthday celebrations for the popular story.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea exhibition with the National Trust
The Tiger Who Came To Tea exhibition with the National Trust

Celebrating the anniversary of the classic story by Judith Kerr, which has sold more than five million copies worldwide, The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition has been touring National Trust properties across the country, and has one stop in Kent, at Knole.

It will be inside the Orangery at Knole where there will be a life size model tiger, part of an interactive play kitchen as part of efforts to bring the classic picture book - about a hungry tiger who knocks for tea at Sophie’s house - to life.

Little ones can delve into the dressing-up box for a mini stripy tiger onesie and have fun making ‘tea’ in the play kitchen as they pretend to recreate the story.

There will also be a story corner, tiger puzzles to enjoy and colouring in to try. A short film for older visitors will also be available to watch, which tells the story of Judith Kerr’s experience of escaping Germany before the Second World War, and being a refugee in Switzerland and France before arriving in London in 1936.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr Picture: Judith Kerr/HarperCollins
The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr Picture: Judith Kerr/HarperCollins

There is also a themed children’s parkland trail which costs £5 per child running from 10am to 3pm.

The exhibition is free with normal admission costs and runs from Saturday, November 9 until Sunday, January 5.

To find out more and book your entry tickets go to nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

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