Hunt tigers, create your own mini-beast characters and listen to real-life authors read their poems and stories as Ryedale Book Festival teams up with Scampston Walled Garden on Sunday 25th June.
There’s a nature theme to this day of literary events, with five acclaimed writers taking part, including winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, Lizzy Stewart who’s best known for There’s a Tiger in the Garden Children can enjoy story time and tiger mask-making and then head to the gardens to hunt the tiger and other animals.
Multi award-winning author, Horatio Clare, will be reading from his latest book, Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds, followed by a creative writing workshop for children where they can create their own mini-beast character.
On a science theme, award-winning poet and lyricist Anneliese Emmans-Dean will be showcasing her work Buzzing! and latest book Flying High: factually accurate books about the poetry of garden mini-beasts and birds. Also a performance poet, Anneliese invites visitors to join her poetry promenade; she’ll share her poems with visitors young and old as they walk around the gardens. It promises to be a lovely day out for little bookworms (and their parents and grandparents for that matter). Just watch out for tigers…