Celebrate World Book Day at Quarry Bank

Berlie Doherty's 'Far From Home' in the Quarry Bank shop

On Saturday 4 March, get dressed up as your favourite fictional character and head down to Quarry Bank to celebrate World Book Day.

Join in with our interactive family guided tour of Quarry Bank, inspired by Berlie Doherty's 'Far From Home'. Families can discover the story of two apprentice girls working in a mill just like Quarry Bank, and find out what happened to them as they worked on the dangerous mill machinery. Sign your indenture to become an apprentice and set off to explore the mill and Apprentice House, led by a tour guide. Make sure you bring your World Book Day token with you, and pick up a copy of 'Far From Home' from the Quarry Bank shop. Tours are available from 11am - 3.30pm.

You can also get involved in our other word-inspired events, including a TEXTile workshop with Quarry Bank's poet in residence Kate Fox. Have a go at some weaving activities while Kate weaves words into poetry, from 2 - 4pm.

All activities are included in the Quarry Bank admission price.

Upcoming events

Behind the scenes - Machines

Sat 17 Nov 2018
14:00-15:00
One Saturday a month we invite you join us as we look at the Mill and its machinery in more depth. Led by our expert team, this is a real opportunity to find out more about this fascinating place.

Have-a-go: Nature Explorers

Sat 24 Nov 2018
13:00-15:00
Every month you can have a go at a wild outdoor activity at Quarry Bank. From pond-dipping to wild art, there's always a new adventure to enjoy.

Baby and Toddler meet Father Christmas

Fri 30 Nov 2018
10:30-11:00
Join us for a special Christmas baby and toddler storytelling and play session which includes a private family visit to Father Christmas and a gift just for your little one. Normal admission charges apply.

Once Upon a Winter's Day

Fri 30 Nov 2018
10:30-17:00
Get lost in traditional stories at Quarry Bank this Christmas. Explore the mill, gardens and houses to re-discover festive classics such as A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker and The Snow Queen.

Meet Father Christmas at Quarry Bank

Sat 01 Dec 2018
10:30-11:00
Wish lists at the ready! Join in with a special half-hour session of festive activities, including a private family visit to Father Christmas and a gift. Admission charges apply.