Bookworms wanted for Children’s Book Festival fun

National Trust Children's Book Festival 2017 at Wray Castle and Knole

We've got a huge range of Children’s Book Festival weekends, author talks, children’s book activities, trails and events nationwide throughout the year.

Following the success of last year’s first ever National Trust Children's Book Festival at Wray Castle, we'll be running a range of literary events nationwide this year, designed to inspire young bookworms. 

We got a fantastic line up of award-winning authors joining us for talks and events, and keep your eyes peeled for £1 World Book Day book token offers available to redeem at lots of National Trust places. 

Here’s a roundup of what’s on for bookworms in 2017. 

" ‘Being a part of festivals and events such as this one, and visiting schools to talk about my stories brings books alive for children. It gets kids who might not otherwise read interested in books, and that’s very important to me’ "
- Cressida Cowell, author of the bestselling ‘How to Tame Your Dragon’ series speaking at the 2016 Wray Castle Children’s Book Festival

Wray Castle Book Festival 2016

The first ever National Trust Children's Book Festival at Wray Castle was a huge hit with authors, children, parents and staff! See what we got up to at last year's festival.

Children's books and a teddy bear beside a bed

Shop for books 

From the classic tales of Beatrix Potter and Lewis Carroll, to adventure guides and sticker books, we've got books to suit any young bookworm. Head over to our online shop to browse our full collection.

View of the exterior of Greenway house

Cottages with literary connections 

With historical links to treasured writers and poets, a holiday to one of these cottages offers plenty to inspire any bookworm or budding writer.