York Literature Festival is an annual celebration of all things bookish and it’s not just for grown-ups. This year’s event has some fun activities for little book fans, culminating in Children’s Day on Saturday 23rd March. Here’s what’s happening.
For younger children (recommended up to six years, but all welcome)
- York St John Lecturers’ Story Time for Children (
- Storytelling & Drama with Hoglets – Babies (
- Storytelling & Drama with Hoglets – Toddlers (2pm, £5)
- Bears, Badges and Buns with Martin Watts (3pm, £2 & under 2’s are free)
- English Touring Opera’s Waxwings (March 30, 11-11.50am, £13 for adults & £8 for children) – a specially composed and performed opera for children aged 2-5 years and young audiences with special educational needs.
For pre-teens and teens
- Children’s Creative Writing Competition Workshops (23 March, 10am-3pm, Free) – these are writing and poetry workshops for young people (under 18’s)
- Sally Nicholls, Things A Bright Girl Can Do (28 March, 6-9pm, £5) – hear Sally discuss her latest novel about the suffragette movement (for pre-teen and young adult readers)