Behind The Scenes At Furchester Hotel Starring Elmo & Cookie Monster

To say Sydney is a fan of Elmo would be the understatement of the year. She has adored him since she was 4 months old – LOOK! Shortly after the Elmo photo was taken, Syd was introduced to Cookie Monster too. She’s been a huge fan ever since!

When we were invited to go to tour the set of the new CBeebies show, The Furchester Hotel starring Cookie Monster & Elmo, I was beyond excited!

The Furchester Hotel is a CBeebies and Sesame Workshop production. It is a sitcom aimed at three to six year-olds. The Furchester Hotel follows a close-knit family of cheerful Muppet monsters who own and run an ‘almost’ world-class hotel.

The proprietors at the Furchester Hotel are Funella Furchester and her husband, Furgus Fuzz. The Hotel is also home to their daughter, Phoebe Furchester-Fuzz and her cousin Elmo, who is
on an extended visit from Sesame Street. Elmo’s friend, Cookie Monster has landed his dream job
as room service and dining-room waiter.

We were lucky enough to watch an episode on our visit to the set, and I definitely think it’ll be a favourite with the parents as well as the children. The Furchester Hotel aims to encourage and build creative problem-solving
skills for its viewers.

When we toured the set, I was amazed at how large it was, and how intricate the detailing was. It really did take my breath away. I was also surprised at just how physically demanding it is for the puppeteers to film the show. Sydney was beyond excited to meet Elmo and Cookie Monster…

The first 13 episodes of the Furchester Hotel are due to be aired at the end of this month. I know one little girl who cannot wait to see more of them!

If your little CBeebies fan is aged 4+ and you’re in the North West, you might be excited to hear that you can apply for free tickets to attend the CBeebies Panto – Peter Pan being filmed on 11th October! You’ve got until noon on 17th September to apply for tickets, so get your skates on!

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