Children's Book Festival at Quarry Bank

Children's Book Festival at Quarry Bank key image with book characters

The National Trust Children's Book Festival is back and heading to Quarry Bank on Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 June 2018. Unleash your imagination and meet your favourite children's authors and illustrators. With storytelling, crafts, workshops, readings, live illustration and much more, this is a must-do for bookworms of all ages. Below you'll find the full programme for the weekend and links to book your tickets.

Across the Children's Book Festival weekend you can enjoy even more story-themed fun inspired by the authors with dressing up, activities, crafts and interactive games in the gardens. Admission charges apply to these activities.

Booking is essential for all author events, workshops and storytelling session and can be booked by following the links below. Admission charges do not apply to these ticketed events.

Mother and child reading together

Meet the authors and illustrators for Saturday 23 June 

Discover the authors and illustrators that you can meet on Saturday 23 June. Workshops include Axel Scheffler, creator of Pip and Posy, Benji Davies, author and illustrator of The Grotlyn, Tracey Corderoy, author of Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam, model making with Aardman Animations, and lots more.

Family enjoying a drawing workshop event

Meet the authors and illustrators for Sunday 24 June 

Find out about the authors and illustrators that you can meet on Sunday 24 June. Workshops include Alex T. Smith and the world premiere of Claude on TV, Harriet Muncaster, author of the Isadora Moon series, Sibéal Pounder, creator of Bad Mermaids, interactive storytelling, and lots more.

Children playing outside

Story-inspired fun at the Children’s Book Festival  

As well as author workshops there will be a host of activities for the whole family to get stuck into, inspired by the authors who are appearing at the Children’s Book Festival. Dress up as a pirate, make mermaid tail bookmarks and much more as you explore the gardens. Follow the link for details.

The National Trust would like to say a BIG thank you to all the authors, illustrators and publishers who have supported the festival and made it possible.

Festival illustration; © Aardman, Steve Antony, Jason Cockcroft, Benji Davies, Tony De Saulles, Jonny Duddle, Jo Empson, Peggy Fortnum and HarperCollins Publishers, 1958, Steven Lenton, David Litchfield, Jamie Littler, Lydia Monks, Becka Moor, Harriet Muncaster, Helen Oxenbury, Tom Percival, Axel Scheffler, Alex T. Smith, Joe Todd-Stanton, Ed Vere. Designed by Charles Watkins. © National Trust 2018. The National Trust is a registered charity no. 205846.