Great Uncle Bulgaria waves to the audience

Wombles storytelling at Wimbledon Bookfest 2011

In a big marquee on the edge of Wimbledon Common, families gathered to meet Great Uncle Bulgaria, listen to some stories and join in with a few songs. Find out more and see the photos.

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.

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.

Uncle Bulgaria meets children outside the Wimbledon Bookfest tent

New books launched at Wimbledon Bookfest

Great Uncle Bulgaria made a special appearance on Wimbledon Common, to help launch the new editions of the Wombles story books. The official Wombles launch party was one of the children’s events at Wimbledon Bookfest.

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.