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Farne Islands and puffins captured in classic illustration

Englands top 25 Simple Pleasures inspired by classic Winnie-the-Pooh tales are revealed today in a guide featuring brand new illustrations. The guide was commissioned by Egmont and is supported by VisitEngland.
 
Pooh enjoying Watching the puffins on the Farne Islands

Englands top 25 Simple Pleasures inspired by classic Winnie-the-Pooh tales are revealed today in a guide featuring brand new illustrations. The guide was commissioned by Egmont and is supported by VisitEngland. Pooh enjoying Watching the puffins on the Farne Islands

An iconic north Northumberland image has been turned into a classic Winnie-The-Pooh style illustration, as part of a campaign to celebrate the great outdoors and England’s heritage.

Watching puffins on the Farne Islands has been named among the top 10 greatest simple pleasures the country has to offer; all of which have inspired a new guide for families featuring artwork by Mark Burgess.

The Farne Islands image features Pooh, Piglet and Christopher Robin looking at the birds, with the red and white striped Longstone lighthouse in the background.

In the short story that goes with the picture, Pooh and Piglet debate whether the cute creatures are woozles or wizzles, before Christopher Robin informs them that they are in fact puffins.

The Simple Pleasures campaign was inspired by Winnie-the-Pooh to encourage modern families to enjoy the great outdoors while celebrating the great English heritage.

The new study, run on behalf of Egmont Publishing and supported by VisitEngland, asked 2,000 parents to share and celebrate their favourite traditional activities, attractions and days out.

While the top 10 made it into the illustrative guide, the campaign revealed the top 25 favourite activities and days out.

At number 25 was admiring Bamburgh Castle from the beach.

Others in the top 10 include enjoying a fish supper on Blackpool Pier and strolling beside Hadrian’s Wall.

The guide is available to download for free from the VisitEngland website.

 

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