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.

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Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Pamela Butchart

The Broken Leg of Doom

Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
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Come quick, there’s been a disaster! A session of extreme dancing has left Maisie in hospital with a broken leg and things are taking a real turn for the weird. Join the Blue Peter Award-winning author for some seriously silly stories, cuddly toys and tuna sandwiches (yuck!). Could Maisie’s leg be cursed? If it is, and it definitely is, then everything is doomed.

5+
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Event HD20

Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Helen Skelton talks to Jules Hudson

Wild Girl: How to Have Incredible Outdoor Adventures

Virtual venue: Llwyfan Cymru Digidol – Wales Digital Stage
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Calling wild explorers everywhere! Join the TV presenter and world record breaker to hear her incredible stories, from kayaking the length of the Amazon to cycling to the South Pole. Fun and empowering – you’ll leave feeling fearless and ready to unleash your inner adventurer.

7+
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Event HD21

Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Alex Wheatle

Cane Warriors

Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
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Untold stories of British and Jamaican history come to life in the author's new YA novel, where you can follow the true story of a slave uprising in Jamaica in 1760. Lead character Moa is awoken in the middle of the night by one of the rebels who informs him when the revolt will begin, and the clock is ticking.

12+
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