Bookworms wanted for Children’s Book Festival fun

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

This year our hugely popular Children’s Book Festival travels to Quarry Bank in Cheshire. We've got a fantastic line up of award-winning authors and illustrators including the Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler, Alex T Smith’s Claude and Wallace and Gromit clay-modelling workshops with Aardman Animation studios.

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Children's Book Festival at Quarry Bank 

Saturday 23 June – Sunday 24 June
The Children's Book Festival is back and heading to Quarry Bank. Unleash your imagination and meet your favourite children's authors and illustrators, like Tony de Saulles.

More children's book events in 2018 

We're hosting lots of children’s book activities, author talks, trails and events at various Trust places throughout the year. 

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition on tour 

Get up close to the artwork from Judith Kerr's beloved children's books at this new touring exhibition launching in July 2018 at Mottisfont in Hampshire. The exhibition will go on to visit 11 of our places around the country until 2020.

" ‘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.