Wow! Said the Owl

6 January – 7 March

Join us for this family friendly exhibition!

This exhibition is based on the much-loved children’s book, Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood.

The exhibition has been specially designed to appeal to families and especially under five-year olds, with lots of sensory and interactive elements.

In the book, a little owl stays awake during the day for the first time and is amazed by all the colours she sees, ‘Wow! Said the Owl as white fluffy clouds floated across a bright blue sky’.

The exhibition will give children the same sense of wonder and amazement by introducing them to colours and inviting them to be creative by playing with shapes, puppets, costumes and drawing.

To help bring the story to life, why not try our Learning Pack? Perfect for any curious little owls!

Wow! Said the Owl will go on display in The Point’s gallery space. Entry to the gallery is free. 

School/group visits to our gallery are welcomed.

This exciting exhibition has been made possible with generous support from Arts Council England and Macmillan Children’s Books.

Tim Hopgood’s Wow! Said the Owl book is published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

Family Workshops

Join acclaimed children’s author and illustrator Tim Hopgood for a storytelling session, and to draw along with him!

He’ll be showing you how to recreate some of his favourite characters, including the little Owl featured in our Wow! Said the Owl exhibition.

Tim has illustrated over 20 books. His stunning picture books include ‘What a Wonderful World’, ”A Dog Called Rod’ and ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Squiglet Pig’.

These sessions are suitable for children aged 3+.

To find out more and book your place, visit:

Tuesday 18 February, 10:00am – 11:00am:

Tuesday 18 February, 11:00am – 12:00pm:

Tuesday 18 February, 12:00pm – 1:00pm: