Just imagine...a great day for all your children!

See favourite authors and illustrators at exciting talks and workshops. Get involved in writing, animation drama and  craft. Listen to stories, swap old books for new and much, much more.

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 Hundreds of children and families joined in last year. Aimed at children from 3 to 13 years, the festival is a great day out for the  whole family.

Buy your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

If you're looking for something to do in between sessions we've prepared a full programme of free drop-in events with more still to be confirmed so check back!


All Hallows Church

  • Lace Market Theatre readings 

  • 11am - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • 1pm - The Gruffalo
  • 2pm - We're Going on a Bear Hunt
  • 3pm - Peace at Last
  • 4pm - The Smartest Giant in Town
  • Face Painting

  • Abacus Pre School - craft


Lady Bay Pub

  • Book Swap

  • Book Shop

We've pulled together all the information you might need about the festival in one handy brochure. You can download it now and start planning your day.

pdfTelling Tales 2016 - brochure