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 HD51

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

YolanDa’s Band Jam

Venue: Festival Friends Stage
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YolanDa’s Band Jam is the critically acclaimed CBeebies children’s TV show presented by double MOBO award-winning musician and broadcaster YolanDa Brown. Dubbed ‘Jools Holland for kids’, YolanDa’s Band Jam encourages children to discover the joys of music through dancing, singing and playing.

4+ years
Price: £7.00
 
YolanDa’s Band Jam

Event HD52

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Jenny Eclair talks to Nell Frizzell

Writing on the Wall

Venue: Starlight Stage
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From acclaimed writer and comedian Jenny Eclair comes a hilarious and heartbreaking story about friendship against the odds. When Hermione discovers Helena’s writing under her bedroom wallpaper she is transported back to summer 1975 to discover a truth about Helena’s future that suggests she is in great danger…

YA, 14+ years
Price: £7.00
 
Jenny Eclair talks to Nell Frizzell

Event W15

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

The Library of Life Workshop with Tamar Eluned Williams and Head4Arts

Venue: Summerhouse
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What creature is causing such disruption in the great Library of Life? What is happening to our planet? Join Head4Arts with Tamar Eluned Williams in a storytelling and craft experience exploring climate change and biodiversity crisis.

Mae’r gweithdy hwn yn ddwyieithog ac yn croesawu siaradwyr Cymraeg a Saesneg.

This workshop is bilingual and welcomes both English and Welsh speakers.

6–11 years
Parents/carers must attend but do not require a ticket.
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Event MT13

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 HD53

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Jess French

It’s a Wonderful World

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Jess French is a nature lover, TV presenter, author, and qualified vet known for her CBeebies show Minibeast Adventure with Jess. In It’s a Wonderful World Jess shows us the importance of the diversity of plants, animals and environments in our world and how to protect them. Join Jess for an introduction to her book and a question and answer session all about it.

5+ years
Price: £7.00
 
Jess French

Event HD54

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Serena Patel

Anisha, Accidental Detective: Holiday Adventure

Venue: Cube
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Anisha, Accidental Detective is the award-winning series from Serena Patel and Emma McCann, featuring a host of mysteries that need to be solved by Anisha, her best friend Milo and their animal companions. Join Serena to solve the biggest mystery at Anisha’s holiday camp: who destroyed the holiday park’s mascot, Delilah the Duck?

7+ years
Price: £6.00
 
Serena Patel

Event W16

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

The Library of Life Workshop with Tamar Eluned Williams and Head4Arts

Venue: Summerhouse
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What creature is causing such disruption in the great Library of Life? What is happening to our planet? Join Head4Arts with Tamar Eluned Williams in a storytelling and craft experience exploring climate change and biodiversity crisis.

Mae’r gweithdy hwn yn ddwyieithog ac yn croesawu siaradwyr Cymraeg a Saesneg.

This workshop is bilingual and welcomes both English and Welsh speakers.

6–11 years
Parents/carers must attend but do not require a ticket.
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Event HD55

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Stephen Mangan and Anita Mangan

The Fart that Changed the World

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Fabulously funny actor and author Stephen Mangan and tremendously talented illustrator Anita Mangan provide laughter, storytelling, drawing and tales about working with your sibling. Following their bestselling debut Escape the Rooms, the duo will reveal how the smallest (and smelliest!) action can have big consequences and how children can be heroes in their hilarious new adventure, The Fart that Changed the World.

9+ years
Price: £7.00
 
Stephen Mangan and Anita Mangan

Event HD56

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Hannah Lee

The Rapping Princess

Venue: Cube
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Hannah Lee introduces her new picture book, The Rapping Princess – a gorgeous fairy tale about finding your voice and standing out from the crowd. Shiloh might not be able to sing like her sisters, but she has other talents, and sometimes it’s about embracing your differences and celebrating them. Learn about fairy tales, discovering your own talents and the perfect ingredients for making up your own rap.

3+ years
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Hannah Lee

Event MT14

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 HD57

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Michael Rosen

An Afternoon of Poetry, Fun and Laughter

Venue: Festival Friends Stage
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The inimitable Michael Rosen takes a free-wheeling, fast-paced and fun look at some of his most loved books and rhymes of all kinds. The former Children’s Laureate celebrates the release of Rigatoni the Pasta Cat, Ready for Spaghetti and many more of his books in this joyous event.

Family, 4+ years
Price: £7.00
 
Michael Rosen

Event HD58

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Lewis Hancox

Welcome to St Hell

Venue: Summerhouse
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The writer and illustrator of this groundbreaking YA memoir about being a trans teen is an influencer, filmmaker and bold new voice in comics. He takes readers on a heartbreaking but ultimately healing path as he overcomes trauma, confusion and dubious fashion choices to become the man he was always meant to be. This book will resonate not just with trans teens, but with every young person who has ever felt the awkward sting of finding their identity in adolescence.

YA, 14+ years
Price: £6.00
 
Lewis Hancox

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