Join bestselling, award-winning illustrator Lydia Monks and her clever little crime-busting ladybird friend on a holiday at Chester Zoo! 

In this very special interactive illustration workshop, Lydia Monks will introduce you to the ladybird’s new zoo-animal friends.  Join Lydia in her workshops and discover how to draw a growling tiger, a ‘humphing’ camel and a trumpeting elephant, as well as the heroes of the story – Monkey Joe and the little ladybird herself!

You’ll also get an exclusive chance to meet Lydia after each workshop, and have your copy of What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday (available from the Chester Zoo Gift Shop) signed by Lydia.

There will be two workshops:

10.30am, Manado Street Kitchen on Islands
1.30pm, Manado Street Kitchen on Islands

Lydia Monks is one of the most original and bestselling picture book artists working today. Lydia illustrates several bestselling series including the What the Ladybird Heard adventures and Princess Mirror-Belle, written by Julia Donaldson.

As part of our collaboration with Lydia Monks, we’re running a special competition at the zoo throughout Easter, for your chance to win a Chester Zoo animal adoption pack and a collection of signed Lydia Monks books. Find out more here >