Hale Leys Shopping Centre have joined up with WhizzFizzFest this year as festival partners. This year they’re sponsoring the WhizzFizzFest Main Marquee in Market Square, home to all VIP author events!

The much loved event WhizzFizzFest is going into its 17th year. The day originally celebrated the life and work of famous children’s book Author Roald Dahl, as well as many of the most famous literary characters and authors of all time, but WhizzFizzFest has evolved and now celebrates all creative arts with children’s literature and their amazing imaginations being at the heart of it all.

The parade will start at 10:30am from St Mary’s Church and begins its journey travelling through the historic old town. Over 20 schools have signed up to be a part of this festival favourite. They have all been busy creating some amazing character puppets and masks.

WhizzFizzFest’s exciting line up this year includes Cressida Cowell, author of the wonderul How to Train Your Dragon series, national treasure Judith Kerr, whose The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog series are amongst the country’s most loved children’s titles, and Nick Butterworth, the award-winning author and illustrator of the adored Percy the Park Keeper series. This year a familiar face will also be returning to WhizzFizzFest, Dame Darcey Bussell, who will be returning with her DDMix Dance Fitness schools’ dance competition, supported by BGT semi-finalist, Maddox and Aylesbury Rock Choir.

Alongside a huge selection of free activities, this year will also see the debut of The Wonder of WhizzFizz show, taking place at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. The fantastic family-friendly show is the perfect opportunity for festival lovers to finish off the big day.

If that isn’t enough, brand new to WhizzFizzFest this year is a Silent Disco! The fantastic DJ Dan Blaze will be playing the tunes to get you in the mood for dancing, you can choose from: Retro Party, Chart Hits & Club Classics!

Tickets are now on sale! Access to some activities is by ticket only, so to avoid disappointment, it is recommended buying your tickets in advance online. Any additional tickets that are not sold will be on general sale from the information point on the day. Please visit the WhizzFizzFest website to purchase your tickets! http://whizzfizzfest.org.uk/tickets