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Pancake day activities

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the first sign that Spring and Easter are coming. Learn how to cook delicious pancakes, read the classic story The Runaway Pancake, or find out about the history of Shrove Tuesday below.

Cook your own tasty pancakes

Celebrate Pancake Day by making your own delicious pancakes. Eat them hot with maple syrup or lemon and sugar – or even try savoury fillings! Recipe taken from Farmyard Tales children's cookbook.

Pancake recipe

The Runaway Pancake

The Runaway Pancake

When seven hungry children have pancakes for breakfast, one pancake refuses to be eaten, jumps out of the pan and rolls right away. This classic story is retold with simple text for children just beginning to read. Find out more and buy online...

Runaway Pancake

What's Pancake Day all about?

Did you know that Pancake Day is a day of forgiveness, and that pancake races began as far back as 1445?

You can find out more about Pancake Day and why it is celebrated on the Topmarks website.