Be a Puppet Master
What’s new? If you loved Pinocchio as a child, don’t miss his new ‘autobiography’ Pinocchio by Pinocchio, by Michael ‘War Horse’ Morpurgo, which is published on 26 September. Celebrate by booking Bailey Robinson’s Pinocchio Experience at the Hotel Savoy in Florence, Italy, which includes a workshop with craftsman Barbara Bersellini.
Learn to sculpt your own piece of wood into a puppet and take a tour of the best puppet and toy makers in the city (including La Bottega di Mastro Gepetto), with cakes at Pasticceria Sieni and one of the Pinocchio classics to read at bedtime.
Price: From £2,665 for a family of four.
More information: Bailey Robinson (01488 689700).