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The Gruffalo comes to life at Manchester Airport

His eyes are orange, his tongue is black and he has purple prickles all over his back… Can you guess who?

It’s only The Gruffalo. And where has he been hiding you might ask? Only at Manchester Airport Terminals 1 + 3, or at least that’s where we found him last month.

To celebrate the brilliant book by Julia Donaldson, we recently worked with WHSmith to create a wonderful storytelling area at Manchester Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Blackjack provided storytellers who completed a reading of the book every hour – a fun-filled, interactive story to help bring The Gruffalo to life.

Not only that, but a real-life Gruffalo costumed character roamed through both terminals to meet and greet children and families and give them an extra special experience when travelling through the airport.

He may have terrible tusks, and terrible claws, and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws, but passengers at Manchester Airport certainly weren’t put off by seeing him.