Events for Children and Young People

HAYDAYS brings audiences together with authors, poets, illustrators and performers in a varied range of events for children and young adults, to engage and inspire reading for pleasure and understanding other people's lives and experiences. Find all your favourite authors plus some new discoveries below. To find more events and workshops for students visit our Education page

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Event HD25

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Joe Wicks

The Burpee Bears

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Come and hear all about the Burpee Bears, the picture book characters created by global fitness star and PE teacher Joe Wicks. Find what adventures Joe has in store for this modern-day bear family as they tackle the ups and downs of everyday family life. And be ready to join in with their exercise routines while you listen. Perfect for energetic little bears everywhere.

0–5 years
Price: £7.00
 
Joe Wicks

Event HD26

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Miriam Quick talks to Sharna Jackson

Imagine… Science: I Am a Book. I Am a Portal to the Universe.

Venue: Cube
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The winner of this year’s Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize is a book in which data can not only be visualised but also heard and touched. Join winning author and data journalist Miriam Quick and children’s author Sharna Jackson, a Young People’s Book Prize judge, as they explore the wonders of our world through this year’s winner, I Am a Book. I Am a Portal to the Universe.

The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize aims to promote literacy in young people and to inspire them to read about science. Each year, the winner is selected by judging panels made up of thousands of young people at schools across the country.

7+ years
Price: £6.00
 
Miriam Quick talks to Sharna Jackson

Event W9

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Robotics Workshop with Klaudia Krawiecka, Hunar Batra, and Hayyu Imanda

Venue: Summerhouse
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An exciting workshop with plenty of hands-on activities and exciting coding challenges for parents and children who will work together and code Sphero SPRK+ robot to dance to their favourite song. Children will then code their Spheros to race, with amazing prizes for the winning robots.

11–12 years
90 mins
Parents/carers must attend but do not require a ticket.
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Robotics Workshop with Klaudia Krawiecka, Hunar Batra, and Hayyu Imanda

Event MT7

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Make & Take Crafting

Morning Session

Venue: Make & Take Tent
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An opportunity to get crafting! Activities differ every day, including everything from print-making to junk modelling with recycled materials. Get messy and creative: your imagination is the limit.

Book for the session and you can drop in at any point during the 2.5 hour duration. An accompanying adult must attend at all times but does not require a ticket.

3–11 years
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Make & Take Crafting

Event HD27

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

The Promise

Hereford College of Arts

Venue: Main Garden
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Determination, the environment, open-mindedness and wellbeing are explored in this physical theatre performance based on The Promise written by Nicola Davies. Aspiring performers, musicians and textile artists from Hereford College of Arts come together to create an uplifting, joyous outdoor short performance suitable for all ages. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will move to the Main Garden Tent.

Family, 4+ years
30 mins
Free – drop in (no ticket required)
The Promise

Event HD28

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Allen Fatimaharan

We are the Egyptians

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Allen Fatimaharan, illustrator of We Are the Egyptians by David Long, leads an interactive drawing workshop and reading event designed to bring the ancient world to life. Step back in time to ancient Egypt and meet some of the many people who lived, worked, and played during that time. Discover how to draw ancient Egyptians using visual references from the book and take part in some hieroglyphic drawing.

7+ years
Price: £6.00
 
Allen Fatimaharan

Event HD29

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Krystal Sutherland

House of Hollow

Venue: Cube
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Setting the scene and atmosphere is key to a twisting thriller story that keeps readers guessing. From sweet summer roses to the foetid stench of decay, scent is a powerful, yet all too often an underused, storytelling tool. Krystal Sutherland, author of House of Hollow, leads an interactive workshop on good and bad smells, and how to use the language of smell to create atmosphere in your writing.

YA, 12+ years
Price: £6.00
 
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Krystal Sutherland

Event W10

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Robotics Workshop with Klaudia Krawiecka, Hunar Batra, and Hayyu Imanda

Venue: Summerhouse
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An exciting workshop with plenty of hands-on activities and exciting coding challenges for parents and children who will work together and code Sphero SPRK+ robot to dance to their favourite song. Children will then code their Spheros to race, with amazing prizes for the winning robots.

12–13 years
90 mins
Parents/carers must attend but do not require a ticket.
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Robotics Workshop with Klaudia Krawiecka, Hunar Batra, and Hayyu Imanda

Event HD30

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

James Mayhew & Musicians

Once Upon a Tune

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Join author and illustrator James Mayhew for storytelling and live painting as an accompaniment to a fabulous quartet of young musicians as they play much-loved music by wonderful composers including Rossini, Rimsky-Korsakov and Grieg. Enjoy this playful adventure that combines art, storytelling, and music in an event for very young listeners.

Family, 0–5 years
Price: £7.00
 
James Mayhew & Musicians

Event HD31

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Sharna Jackson

The Good Turn

Venue: Cube
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A sharp, funny adventure with themes of real-life activism, celebrating the inventiveness, spirit and warmth of young people doing their best to help others and make a difference. Author Sharna Jackson is an artistic curator who lives on a ship in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

9+ years
Price: £6.00
 
Sharna Jackson

Event MT8

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Make & Take Crafting

Afternoon Session

Venue: Make & Take Tent
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An opportunity to get crafting! Activities differ every day, including everything from print-making to junk modelling with recycled materials. Get messy and creative: your imagination is the limit.

Book for the session and you can drop in at any point during the 2.5 hour duration. An accompanying adult must attend at all times but does not require a ticket.

3–11 years
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Make & Take Crafting

Event HD32

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Jessie Burton talks to John Mitchinson

Medusa

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Join the internationally bestselling author of The Miniaturist in conversation with the Unbound publisher about her dazzling, feminist retelling of the Greek myth Medusa. Exiled to a far-flung island by the whims of the gods, Medusa has little company except the snakes that adorn her head instead of hair. But when a charmed, beautiful boy called Perseus arrives on the island, her lonely existence is disrupted with the force of a supernova, unleashing desire, love and betrayal.

YA, 12+ years
Price: £7.00
 
Jessie Burton talks to John Mitchinson

Event HD33

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Áine Ní Ghlinn, Casi Wyn and Connor Allen talk to Jon Gower

Celtic Laureates

Venue: Summerhouse
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Áine Ní Ghlinn, Ireland’s Laureate na nÓg (Children’s Literature Laureate) joins Children’s Poet Laureates for Wales Casi Wyn and Connor Allen for a dynamic Celtic language conversation with Welsh author and presenter Jon Gower. All of them work with great energy and passion to encourage children and young people to read for pleasure and explore their creative expression in Cymraeg and Gaeilge.

Family, 8+ years
Price: £6.00
 
Áine Ní Ghlinn, Casi Wyn and Connor Allen talk to Jon Gower

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