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 HD59

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Francesca Simon

Two Terrible Vikings: Grunt the Berserker

Venue: Starlight Stage
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What if your parents wanted you to behave badly? In the snowy fjords of a Viking kingdom, terrible twins Hack and Whack are proud to be the best-worst Vikings. Nothing can stop the marauding pair. Join Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon as she introduces the second book in her new series. Find out lots of interesting facts about Vikings and expect plenty of anarchy and chaos in this fun-filled event.

7+ years
Price: £7.00
 
Francesca Simon

Event HD60

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Catherine Barr

Protect Freshwater to save our Earth

Venue: Cube
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Dive in to discover why we must protect freshwater to save life on Earth. Catherine Barr reveals the water footprint of your jeans, why fish leap up ladders and who lives in washing-up bowl ponds, while illustrator Christiane Engel shows how to draw rare pink river dolphins.

6+ years
Price: £6.00
 
Catherine Barr

Event HD61

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Matt Brown, Max Low and Eloise Williams

The Mab

Venue: Summerhouse
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Join authors of The Mab Matt Brown and Eloise Williams for an event full of thrilling Welsh tales, alongside an enchanting illustration workshop from Max Low. Use your imagination to bring the mystery, magic and myth of the Mabinogion to life and to celebrate this new dual-language book.

8+ years
Price: £6.00
 
Matt Brown, Max Low and Eloise Williams

Event MT15

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
Price: £3.00
 
Make & Take Crafting

Event HD62

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

David Olusoga talks to Janina Ramirez

Black and British

Venue: Starlight Stage
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David Olusoga takes readers on a journey through Black British history, exploring the forgotten histories of Black people in Britain from Roman times right through to the present day. His children’s book Black and British: An Illustrated History is the essential introduction to understanding this issue. He talks to art historian and presenter Dr Janina Ramirez.

7+ years
Price: £7.00
 
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David Olusoga talks to Janina Ramirez

Event HD63

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom de Freston

Julia and the Shark

Venue: Cube
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The author and artist collaborate to take you on a journey deep into the sea and beyond. Set in Shetland, Julia and the Shark tells the story of a girl who accompanies her parents to the island where her mother is attempting to track down the Greenland Shark. She finds herself on an adventure with dark depths and a lighthouse full of hope. The novel is a celebration of our natural world and an exploration of family relationships and mental health.

9+ years
Price: £7.00
 
Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom de Freston

Event W18

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Making Infographics Workshop with Rob Orchard

Venue: Summerhouse
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The author of An Answer for Everything teaches you how to research varied topics from sightings of the Loch Ness Monster through to how many humans have ever lived on Earth. Rob will then show you how to turn this data into glorious data visualisations.

12+ years
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Making Infographics Workshop with Rob Orchard

Event HD64

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve

Kevin Vs The Unicorns

Venue: Cube
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Join this dynamic duo for an event full of fun, frolics and flying ponies as they celebrate the fourth and final Roly Poly Flying Pony adventure. Expect live drawing, interactive story building, songs and surprises.

7+ years
Price: £7.00
 
Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve

Event HD65

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Janina Ramirez

Goddess

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Join author and historian Dr Janina Ramirez to discover the incredible goddesses, witches, saints, spirits and guides that have shaped our belief systems. There are fearsome warriors, mystical protectors and wise leaders – and each one can inspire you. From Medusa to Mami Wata, Brigid to Lakshmi, tales of powerful female figures have been told since the beginning of time – and it’s time to celebrate them.

9+ years
Price: £6.00
 
Janina Ramirez

Event MT16

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
Price: £3.00
 
Make & Take Crafting

Event HD66

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Jonny Duddle

Celebrating 25 years of Harry Potter Magic

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Meet the illustrator of the silver anniversary edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Find out how he creates the unique Harry Potter covers and watch him bring your favourite Harry Potter characters to life. Take a pencil and paper to draw along with Jonny. Join us after the event in the HAYDAYS courtyard to share your magical memories of reading Harry Potter and celebrate 25 magical years of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with Bloomsbury Children’s Books and the National Literacy Trust. Everyone welcome.

7+ years
Price: £7.00
 
Jonny Duddle

Event HD67

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Danielle Jawando

When Our Worlds Collided

Venue: Summerhouse
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Danielle Jawando’s new novel is a powerful coming-of-age story set in Manchester about chance encounters, injustice and how the choices that we make can completely change our future. Danielle Jawando teaches creative writing, her credits including Coronation Street and her debut YA novel And the Stars Were Burning Brightly was shortlisted for many awards.

YA, 14+ years
Price: £6.00
 
Danielle Jawando

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