The Book Events for Children Holiday Guide: Week One

The Book Events for Children Holiday Guide

Week One: (Sat 21st July-Fri 27th July)

It’s that time again and the school holidays are nearly upon us. Have you got lots of fun and interesting activities lined up for your children? Or are you panicking slightly about how to keep them entertained once the initial euphoria has worn off and they’re mooching around, looking bored?

Here at Book Events for Children, we’ve lined up a book-related event for every day of the summer holidays (from Sat 21st July to Fri 31st August.) The guide will be published weekly and will include events across the country, so hopefully you’ll find something near to you.

Now, all we need is the sun!

Sat 21st July: Angela Mitchell at Waterstones Ashford, Kent

The Jelly That Wouldn't WobbleChildren’s author Angela Mitchell at Waterstones Ashford, Kent, 11am.
Waterstones Ashford are delighted to welcome children’s author Angela Mitchell to the shop.

Come along to meet her and get a signed copy of her brand new picture book
Sun 22nd July: The House of Fairy Tales at Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall

Profile PictureThe now-legendary House of Fairy Tales at The Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall explores the world of myth and legend through play.

Come and enjoy a programme of workshops and performances throughout the weekend with characters appearing from a vast array of magical, surreal and mythical tales.

The festival will be held from July 19th-22nd.

Mon 23rd July: Once Upon a Wartime exhibition at IWM North, Manchester

Home‘Animals and War’ event at IWM North.

Discover the fictional story of Joey from War Horse in the Once Upon A Wartime exhibition. Then sit back as puppets and pictures bring to life true heroic and heart-warming tales of wartime animal bravery, such as the stories of Simpson and his donkeys or Bonfire the horse owned by poet John McCrae.


Tue 24th July: Tiny Tales at The Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Scottish Storytelling Centre  logoCan Giraffes dance?! Come along and find out from acclaimed storyteller Anne Pitcher, along with many other tales of animal antics.
An opportunity for little ones aged 6 months to 2 years to get interactive with stories!
The event will be held at 10am and 11.30am.


Wed 25th July: ‘Under the Sea with Tiddler ‘ at Seven Stories, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Seven StoriesDive under the sea with Tiddler, John Dory and friends! Enjoy a fun-filled, fishy day out at Seven Stories including sea-themed story telling and crafts for all the family.

This event will be held on 24th and 25th July from 10am-4pm


Thu 26th July: Eva Katzler at The Notting Hill Bookshop, London

Author Eva Katzler will be reading ‘Florentine and Pig Have a Very Lovely Picnic’ and will also sign your very own book for you, 4pm!
Perfect for kiddiewinkies aged 3 – 7. There’ll be goodies for the children to take away too! All welcome, the more the merrier!


Fri 27th July: Penelope Harper at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Buckinghamshire

Little Lollipop and her Grandpa are intrepid explorers, always on the lookout for the next adventure.

Come and listen to author, broadcaster and storyteller Penelope Harper reading their adventures, then help her make and decorate a giant swimming pool for Lollipop and Grandpa.

The event will be held at 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm.

Don’t miss ‘The Book Events for Children Holiday Guide: Week Two‘ coming soon…


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