See The BFG Dream Jars – 9th July – 31st August 2016

The BFG Dream Jars can be seen between the 9th July and the 31st August 2016. There are fifty jars to see and most are in London, although some can be found in Cardiff, Birmingham, Glasgow and Cheshire. The Dream Jars coincide with the release of the film the BFG and Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday.

Inside the BFG Dream Jars are sculptures of celebrities dreams. There are trails throughout London which you can follow, as well as of trail jars. Until the 31st August you can join the auction for a Jar, the money raised from the sales will help support the work of Save The Children and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.


The BFG stands for ‘Big Friendly Giant’, it is a children’s book. The book was written by Roald Dahl and published in 1982. The book tells the story of a young orphan, Sophie, who sees the BFG, so he takes her as he is scared she will tell everyone about him and he will be hunted.

He is the only friendly giant in Giant Country. Instead of eating children he gives them dreams. He catches dreams and puts them in jars, he can then mix them to create the perfect dream for certain people. At night he comes into our world, with a bag full of dream jars and a trumpet which he uses to blow the dreams into children’s rooms.

'The Heart Takes Over' Dream Jar

‘The Heart Takes Over’ Dream Jar

I’m not going to go into anymore detail of the plot, if you want to know more I suggest you read the book or watch the film!

About The BFG Dream Jars

The story goes that the BFG must have dropped the dream jars on his nightly journey to give out dreams. An entire fifty were dropped by him, so I hope he still had plenty of dreams to give out that night! Luckily the dreams he dropped were all celebrities dreams, so no children missed out on their dreams!

'I Dream Of The Universe' Dream Jar

‘I Dream Of The Universe’ Dream Jar

The dream jars are mostly in London, forty six out of fifty infact! Outside of London you can find one in each of:

  • Cardiff
  • Glasgow
  • Cheshire
  • Birmingham
Dream Jar At Tatton Hall

Dream Jar At Tatton Hall, Cheshire

During their display each Dream Jar is being auctioned. The money raised will help Save the Children and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity to continue their vital work. But if you don’t want to own a Dream Jar, they are still worth having a look at! Remember to take plenty of pictures and share on social media with #BFGDreamJars. You can then print your Dream Jar certificate!

The Mini Trails

There are four mini trails in London to get you started! Why not try one?

Her Majester’s Trail
This trail should take around 3 hours to complete. The trail starts at Parlimant Square and finishes at the Duke of York Square. This trail takes you past Buckingham Palace, St James Park and Harrods, so is a great way to see a lot of the main sights in London!

'Read' Dream Jar

‘Read’ Dream Jar On Her Majesters Trail

Phizzwhizzing West End Trail
This trail takes approximately an hour and a half and explores the West End. Starting at the Marble Arch and finishing at Covent Garden you will pass through Piccadilly Circus and shopping hotspots. You even have the chance to take a break and see the BFG film in one of Leicester Square’s cinemas!

Splendiferous City Trail
Take about an hour and a half to do this trail and see some amazing London sights. Start at St Paul’s Cathedral and finish at the Tower of London. This trail takes in the Museum of London, the Monument to the Great Fire of London and the Bank of England.

'For The Love Of Animals' Dream Jar

‘For The Love Of Animals’ Dream Jar On The Splendiferous City Trail

Gloriumptous River Trail
The shortest of the trails that should only take about an hour is on the south bank of the Thames. Starting at Tower Bridge and finishing at Shakespeare’s Globe you take in some great landmarks such as the Shard and Borough Market.

'Safe' Dream Jar

‘Safe’ Dream Jar On The Gloriumptous River Trail

Persil Wild Explorers Trail
This trail should take about an hour and forty five minutes. Persil has made this trail to celebrate being outdoors with kids during the summer. Start at Wilcox Place in Westminster and follow the trail to the Marble Arch. This trail takes you through a number of parks that should be explored!

If you’re around in London between 9th July and 31st August 2016 you won’t be able to help stumbling upon a few BFG Dream Jars! Why not do a trail or two, as they’re a great way to see the sights too! It’s not just for kids!

Want more? You can read about my BFG Dream Jar Adventure.

Want to visit London? Check out what to do and where to stay on Tripadvisor.

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Author Bio: Nat

I’m Nat, the backpacker behind natpacker. From the UK, I was bitten by the travel bug during a round the world trip in my early twenties. Since then I have been determined to see as much of this world as possible. My passion for travel led me to start up this blog, partly to record my adventures and partly to inspire others to travel.


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