Bookworms wanted for Children’s Book Festival fun

Some of the characters who might feature at the Children's Book Festival

This autumn the National Trust Children’s Book Festival moves to Belton, Lincolnshire with a fantastic bonanza of author events and activities on Saturday 20 October. Belton is also hosting the beautiful outdoors nature exhibition ‘I am the Seed’ and a whole host of art and poetry writing trails and activities. Meanwhile ‘The Tiger who Came to Tea’ exhibition is now at Quarry Bank, Cheshire. Full details below. Calling all bookworms to come and join in the fun!

Inflatable tiger and tea table in The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition

The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition at Quarry Bank 

From Saturday 8 September you can meet The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Quarry Bank. Join us to celebrate children's stories old and new as we explore the Quarry Bank Worker's Library alongside the interactive exhibition.

An exhibition to highlight illustrations from the nature poetry treasury, I am the seed that grew the tree

I Am the Seed outdoor nature poetry exhibition 

From Thursday 4 October until the end of October half-term, take a walk through the seasons, as Belton showcases the artwork of award-winning children's book illustrator Frann Preston-Gannon.

Celebrate Lincolnshire Children's Book Group's fiftieth anniversary on Saturday 20 October 2018 at Belton House Lincolnshire

The Big Belton Book Fest 

A must for bookworms of all ages, join us to meet the authors on Saturday 20 October, view live illustrations and enjoy storytelling and creative workshops.

Greys Court mansion transformed for Mad Hatter's tea party

Once Upon A Time: Stories from Lady Brunner's childhood 

Once Upon a Time: stories from Lady Brunner’s childhood brings to life the childhood world of a young Elizabeth Irving before she became Lady Brunner of Greys Court.

Family visitors in the Cloisters at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire

Walk in Harry Potter's footsteps 

If you or your children are Harry Potter fans, you can have a great family day out exploring familiar places. Start with Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, which became Hogwarts for the films.

Peter Rabbit Adventure room

Peter Rabbit Adventures at Wray Castle 

Throughout 2018
Come and play with Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny and Lily Bobtail for all kinds of exciting exploits at Wray Castle.

" ‘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, 2016 Wray Castle Children’s Book Festival speaker

Looking back at Knole's Children’s Book Festival 2017

The first National Trust Children’s Book Festival at Knole last March was a huge hit with authors, children, parents and staff. See what we got up to over the festival weekend.