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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Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Greg James and Chris Smith

The Great Dream Robbery

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Meet the authors of the Kid Normal series to hear about their new book that tells of a hospital heist, some banana-loving llamas and a talking cat called Bin Bag. This mind-bending adventure is packed full of laughter and imagination.

9+ years
Price: £7.00
 
Greg James and Chris Smith

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Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Laura Ellen Anderson

Rainbow Grey: Eye of the Storm (Book Two)

Venue: Cube
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Join Amelia Fang creator Laura Ellen Anderson for a journey to The Weatherlands, the magical setting for her Rainbow Grey series. Meet an extraordinary cast of characters including Ray Grey and her Weatherling friends, Snowden Everfreeze and Droplett Dewbells. Create an exciting book cover, featuring your very own climate-controlling Weatherling character and learn how to draw Ray’s adorable cloud-cat Nim.

7+ years
Price: £6.00
 
Laura Ellen Anderson

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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

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Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

David Baddiel talks to Jenny Valentine

(The Boy Who Got) Accidentally Famous

Venue: Starlight Stage
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The comedian and author introduces his book in which Billy Smith’s life is turned upside down when a TV crew arrives at Bracket Wood Primary School. He talks about the inspiration behind his many books and why he loves writing for children.

8+ years
Price: £7.00
 
David Baddiel talks to Jenny Valentine

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