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 HD43

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Rob Biddulph

Draw with Rob

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Illustrator Rob Biddulph sketches out a fun-packed session for all the family. Rob helped everyone get through lockdown with his brilliant #DrawwithRob videos, and now you can join in live with a draw-along fresh from his latest book Amazing Animals! Find out all about Rob’s journey from budding artist to award-winning picture book creator and Guinness World Record holder in this event fizzing with fun and creativity.

5+ years
Price: £7.00
 
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Rob Biddulph

Event HD44

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Helen Rutter

The Boy Whose Wishes Came True

Venue: Cube
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What would you do if your favourite footballer granted you nine wishes? Well, that’s what happens to Archie Crumb in Helen Rutter’s new book. Helen tells us how her wish to be an author came true, and how you can achieve your dreams.

8+ years
Price: £6.00
 
Helen Rutter

Event W12

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

My3Words Workshop with Rufus Mufasa and Head4Arts

Venue: Summerhouse
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Poetry meets geolocation and augmented reality in this creative writing workshop with a digital dimension. Head4Arts and the multi-talented Rufus Mufasa invite you to come in and find your happy place, inspired by what3words.

Everyone attending requires a ticket

12+ years
Mae’r gweithdy hwn yn ddwyieithog ac yn croesawu siaradwyr Cymraeg a Saesneg. This workshop is bilingual and welcomes both English and Welsh speakers.
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Event MT11

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 HD45

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Liz Pichon

Tom Gates

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Pens at the ready! You can draw Tom Gates and a host of other characters with writer and illustrator Liz Pichon. Liz brings to life her brand new Tom Gates drawing book, and is ready to answer all your questions about her books. Bring your own notebook and get ready to doodle.

9+ years
Price: £7.00
 
Liz Pichon

Event HD46

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Simon Mole

I Love My Cat

Venue: Cube
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Cats are the best! Acclaimed children’s poet Simon Mole celebrates their beauty, acrobatic prowess and the undeniable sense of achievement that comes from a cat deciding your lap is worthy of curling up on. Hot on the wheels of the success of his book I Love My Bike, Simon returns to Hay with a sequel that is sure to leave you feline good!

4+ years
Price: £6.00
 
Simon Mole

Event W13

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

My3Words Workshop with Rufus Mufasa and Head4Arts

Venue: Summerhouse
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Poetry meets geolocation and augmented reality in this creative writing workshop with a digital dimension. Head4Arts and the multi-talented Rufus Mufasa invite you to come in and find your happy place, inspired by what3words.

Everyone attending requires a ticket

12+ years
Mae’r gweithdy hwn yn ddwyieithog ac yn croesawu siaradwyr Cymraeg a Saesneg. This workshop is bilingual and welcomes both English and Welsh speakers.
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Event HD47

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Robert Winston

Ask a Scientist

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Do you have a puzzling science question that you have always wanted to know the answer to? Professor Robert Winston explains the science behind some of the most bizarre and intriguing questions he has ever been asked. Find out the answers to questions such as ‘why is the sky blue?’, ‘does space ever end?’ and ‘could human life ever be created in a laboratory?’ Whatever your interest, get ready to learn about science in a fun and exciting way. Perfect for quizzical young readers wanting to know more about the world we live in.

5+ years
Price: £7.00
 
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Robert Winston

Event HD48

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Annelise Gray

Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track

Venue: Summerhouse
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Circus Maximus, the greatest sporting stage of the ancient Roman world, where the best horses and charioteers compete in an exhilarating race, and one girl dreams of glory. Annelise Gray introduces that one girl, her heroine Dido, and reveals the true history behind her thrilling adventure series.

9+ years
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Annelise Gray

Event MT12

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 HD49

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Derek Landy

The World of Skulduggery

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Meet Derek Landy and plunge into the magically macabre world of Skulduggery Pleasant. In this unmissable event, you’ll meet an electric cast of characters, discover the inner workings of a creative genius and have the chance to get your questions answered. With the series now in its 15th year, and headed to a jaw-dropping crescendo, the question must be asked: are you ready?

9+ years
Price: £7.00
 
Derek Landy

Event HD50

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Aneesa Marufu

The Balloon Thief

Venue: Summerhouse
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Aneesa Marufu’s workshop event focuses on fantasy world-building. Learn about the inspiration and mythology which inspired the novel, and use Aneesa’s tips to create your own fantasy world as an audience. You’ll also get the chance to hear Aneesa read from The Balloon Thief.

YA, 14+ years
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Aneesa Marufu

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