VW Campervan Charms Tisbury Children

Author Rachel Jane and VW at Beatons Tearooms Tisbury 
Monday 20th August saw a packed Beatons Tearooms and Bookshop Tisbury welcoming a very special VW Campervan to the tearooms! The free storytelling session - part of Beatons ‘Boredom Busting August’ - had adults as well as a children wanting to set off on adventures in a campervan which comes to life as 'Milo' in debut writer Rachel Jane’s first book - ‘Milo Goes to the Seaside’. Rachel arrived in the real life 'Milo'!

Children enjoyed ice creams and adults sipped on more sophisticated sparkling kombucha or iced tea listening to the charming rhyme.They were then invited to inspect Milo (encouraging them back out again proving quite challenging!) Although written for the under fives it was heartening to see the adults enjoying the story too, including a couple of lady VW Campervan fans who'd made a special journey to see Milo and get their books signed...  

Rachel Jane’s Bath based parents love VW Campervans – to the extent they have a business renting them out. Each has its own character and gets and adopted name, which sparked Rachel’s imagination. Stories began to emerge and - with encouragement from family and friends - a series has been born. 

This was Beatons Tisbury’s first event for children, part of a raft of new offerings and events in its continual drive to ensure every person feels like a ‘Distinguished Guest’ whether they’re five or eighty-five!

Rachel's final appearance and storytelling session is at Beatons Crowthorne at 4 pm on Wednesday 29th August. 

Further info and high res images available on request to Emily Hoskins Jones, emily@beatonstearooms.co.uk on 01747 871 819 (opt 2.)