HAYDAYS for families and children

Taking readers into the world of stories, and lighting the spark of what it takes to create them, is at the heart of HAYDAYS.  Appearing digitally this year will be authors and performers telling stories and engaging audiences in all sorts of inventive ways.

Girls choosing books in Hay Festival bookshop


Hay Festival Compass is a space for older teenagers and students to learn, be inspired and discover. 

For imaginative learning resources, internships and free access to some of the world’s best speakers, join us online, where you can watch the Hay Levels and find out more about Hay Academy.

Join us at the Compass Studio on site for the ‘How I Got Here’ series, dynamic events programmed and presented by Hay Festival Youth Council for young people, which are free for 16-25-year-olds.

The full programme will be available online at hayfestival.org/compass.

Children crafting at Hay Festival
Author Patrick Ness speaking at Hay Festival
Girls sharing book in Hay Festival bookshop