Here at Coombe Mill we love to tap into kids imaginations. Our weekly craft hour is designed to bring out the best in everyone, whether we are turning nature into art in the river or making dream catchers to encourage a happy night’s sleep, developing imagination and creativity is something we encourage. We are not the only ones catching dreams, the BFG makes it his business too, read on to find out more and how you could win our amazing £275 mega bundle.
Developing creativity and imagination at Coombe Mill
Bring out the imaginative side in your little ones.
All the best children’s authors share this gift for tapping into the imagination, for bringing make believe to life and making the impossible possible. Two of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg come together to do just this in bringing Dahl’s classic The BFG to the big screen.
Based on the much loved novel by the famous British children’s novelist, The BFG tells the exciting tale of a young orphaned girl named Sophie, played by Ruby Barnhill, and the mysterious Giant played by Mark Rylance, who introduces her to the wonders and dangers of Giant Country. Steven Spielberg brings this imaginative tale to life on big screen and the follow up home entertainment release is out now for November on Digital Download, Blu-ray™ and DVD.
The BFG Story line
The BFG follows a young girl named Sophie who lives in an orphanage in London. One night, Sophie sees a large, cloaked person in her bedroom window who takes her away to his homeland in Giant Country. There, he identifies himself as the Big Friendly Giant or ‘BFG’. Considered an outcast by his fellow children-eating giants, the BFG spends his nights sweeping the streets of London blowing bottled dreams into children’s bedrooms and sustaining himself on a diet of ‘snozzcumbers’ – a foul tasting vegetable substitute to ‘human beans’. It may sound revolting, but it is told in the most compelling way to keep kids engaged.
He may look off putting, but Sophie soon deduces that the BFG actually has a heart of gold and they quickly become friends. The BFG shares with Sophie the wonders and secrets of Dream Country, but she soon finds herself in danger by the sudden arrival of several human bean gobbling giants. In order to stop the Giants tyranny, together they prepare a plan to appeal to the Queen of England for help.
Grab yourself a copy of the latest release on DVD for £10.00 or blu ray for £15.00 and see how they get on. The BFG is rated PG so suitable for family viewing and lasts approximately 107 minutes.
Why not supplement the film with these fun downloadable activity sheets.
An all star BFG cast
Directed by Steven Spielberg, The BFG stars Oscar-winning actor, Mark Rylance as the BFG (Bridge of Spies, The Other Boleyn Girl) and newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie. Penelope Wilton plays The Queen, Rebecca Hall as Mary, the Queen’s maid, and Rafe Spall as her honourable servant. They are joined by Jemaine Clement and Bill Hader as two of the formidable giants.
Win your family a BFG Mega Bundle worth £275.00 with Coombe Mill
I am thrilled to say that to accompany the home entertainment release I have some AMAZING prizes to giveaway:
1st Prize: A DVD with merchandise bundle and a beautiful Roald Dahl 10 book centenary box set worth £275.00
2nd prize: A DVD with merchandise bundle worth £125
3rd Prize A DVD worth £10.00
Why not enter below and try to win yourself our mega bundle for an all fun family Christmas movie day. Simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.
We were sent our copy of the DVD for the purpose of this review, Our copy can be found in the Coombe Mill Games room for our guests to borrow for cosy winter evenings of family entertainment. I have not seen the other merchandise but it looks amazing and I’m happy to promote a great film.
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