Elisabeth Beresford on Alderney in 1979

Wombles exhibition on Alderney confirmed

An official exhibition paying tribute to Elisabeth Beresford, creator and author of The Wombles, will go ahead this summer on Alderney in the Channel Islands, opening on 30 June.

Uncle Bulgaria saying 'Womble from page to big screen this summer'

Wombles activities for children and families

There are several Wombles-themed events taking place around the country – in Bradford, Newcastle, Cheltenham and Wimbledon – as well as online activities to keep kids entertained.

Haydon the Womble jumps off the stage at the Wimbledon Village Fair 2011

Wombles at Wimbledon Village Fair 2011

Haydon and Orinoco appeared at Wimbledon Village Fair 2011. AFC Wimbledon opened the fair with Haydon jumping off the stage, and Wimbledon Bookfest had Wombles storytelling and a singalong.

The Wombles - Bloomsbury (2010)

New official Wombles website and first two books

The first two Wombles books – The Wombles and The Wandering Wombles – are now on sale. They had been out of print for almost ten years, but were republished on 1 November, with brand new illustrations by Nick Price. Bloomsbury has also launched a new official Wombles website.

Wimbledon Bookfest 2010

Wombles book launch party tickets on sale

A children’s party to relaunch the Wombles books is one of the highlights of this year’s Wimbledon Bookfest in October. Organised by publishers Bloomsbury, the event will take place in a big tent on Wimbledon Common.

Haydon the Womble waving at Wimbledon Village Fair

Wombles spotted on Wimbledon Common

Haydon the Womble attracted plenty of attention at the Wimbledon Village Fair, while Orinoco also put in a surprise appearance. Find out about the Family Fun Day on 3 July, and the Wombles book launch party in October at the Wimbledon Bookfest.

Wimbledon Village Fair

Wimbledon Village Fair 2010

The Wimbledon Village Fair & Horse Show takes place on Wimbledon Common on Saturday 19 June 2010. Haydon the Womble will be making several appearances at the AFC Wimbledon stalls during the day.