Families will be treated to a fictional time warp in celebration of the children's classic The Magic Pudding, at Norman Lindsay Gallery on September 29.
'Puddin' Day' will bring the mischief of The Magic Pudding to life with activities for readers young and old(er) - as well as introducing visitors to contemporary author Frances Watts, illustrator, Georgia Norton Lodge and author Zoë Norton Lodge.
The National Trust (NSW) CEO Debbie Mills said that "'Puddin' Day' is the perfect way to kick-start the school holidays and immerse your family in a day of fun".
"All families are welcome to the place in which The Magic Pudding was first written and illustrated and to celebrate that Norman Lindsay's story has never been out of print and has delighted readers in various languages all over the world since 1918," Ms Mills said.
The Norman Lindsay Gallery at Faulconbridge is one of 30 National Trust properties across NSW.
Visitors to Puddin' Day will have the chance to meet three special guest speakers between 11am and 2.30pm. Author Frances Watts is the winner of the Children's Book Council's Eve Pownall Award, the KOALA Children's Choice Award Honour Book and the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction. She has penned Captain Crabclaw's Crew; Goodnight, Mice!; andIt's a Story, Rory! Frances Watts' two new books this year are Leonard Doesn't Dance and My Friend Fred.
Illustrator Georgia Norton Lodge, together with her sister Zoë created the Elizabella series. The talented duo are working on the third book in the series. Elizabella - 10-and-a-quarter - is a poet, Fixer of Fairytales and the biggest prankster in the history of Bilby Creek Primary. Book titles include: ElizabellaMeets Her Match and Elizabella and the Great Tuckshop Takeover.
Puddin' Day will run from 10am to 3pm.
Tickets: National Trust members ($15), general admission ($20) and families - group of four ($50).