Paddington Marmalade Messiness

Friday 15 Jul - Sunday 04 Sep

This Summer, join Paddington for a unique adventure at Dalkeith Country Park.  ‘Marmalade Messiness’ is an outdoor adventure for families who love to immerse themselves in storytelling, theatre and puppetry.  

Paddington Marmalade Messiness
Children following Mrs Bird

Immersive Family Adventure

‘Marmalade Messiness’ is an outdoor adventure for families who love to immerse themselves in storytelling, theatre and puppetry.

On this unique adventure, you will explore Dalkeith Country Park locating pawprints, half-eaten marmalade sandwiches and other clues. You’ll meet characters from the famous stories, played by actors and puppeteers, all on a mission to help you locate Paddington.

Mrs Bird and Piginton

Marmalade Messiness

This Summer, join Paddington for a unique adventure at Dalkeith Country Park.  Mrs Bird has brought Paddington, and his friend Pigeonton to Dalkeith Palace to show them where the best marmalade is made. Her old friend from school is the Palace Cook and has promised to give Mrs Bird a tour of the Palace kitchens. However, things have gone awry. Mrs Bird can’t seem to find Paddington in the Palace grounds and desperately needs your help to find him!  

Children drawing

Paddington Activities

Paddington has made sure there are plenty opportunities to enjoy foodie goods, hot and cold drinks and free activities before and after the adventure. Get creative in the Activity Area with plenty to keep the little ones entertained, including colouring in, dot to dot and competitions. And don’t forget to visit the Paddington shop – packed full of wonderful gifts to remember your day.

Paddington's friend Cook

Ticket Prices

Tickets are now on sale for Paddington Marmalade Messiness, with a 50% discount on selected full price ‘individual’ tickets. Simply use code DCP50 at checkout to save 50%*

Running until 4 September from 10.30 to 15.30, last entry is at 14.00. There are 50-minute slots throughout the day, with opportunities for refreshments and a little retail therapy before and after the event.

Ticket prices:

Infants 7 months to 2yrs – from £5
Individual tickets 3yrs+ – from £16 to £22.50 *50% discount on full price tickets using discount code DCP50 
NHS, Universal Credit – from £12.50
Access rate – from £12.50 (+ carers FOC)
Groups 10+ – from £14.50
Babes in arms up to 6 months – free of charge

*This offer is valid on full priced £22.50 ‘Individual’ tickets only (Tuesday – Sunday, 10.00 – 12.40 sessions) for online bookings until 4th September and subject to availability. There is no cash alternative, no bookings fees will be charged.

To redeem this offer, you will need to purchase your discounted ‘Individual’ tickets via the Paddington ‘Marmalade Messiness’ website using code DCP50. Any additional infant or concession tickets will need to be purchased in a new transaction as the discount does not apply.

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