Festival extras

  • Hay Festival Bookshop

    Hay Festival Bookshop This year, the bookshop will be bigger than ever, with plenty of room to relax and browse. We will be stocking all books by authors attending the Festival, and holding book signings after every event. Please note only one book per person that is not purchased from us can be accepted for signature. We are open from 9am daily.

  • Hay Festival Compass

    Hay Festival Compass Students aged 16–25 are invited to drop into our new Hay Festival Compass venue, hosting mini-lectures, leading academics, short films and information on university life. For more information, click here.

  • Visit the HAYDAYS Courtyard

    HAYDAYS The HAYDAYS Courtyard is an area on site for the whole family – most of our events take place in the Starlight Stage and the Cube. The Make and Take Tent is bigger and better this year, so do drop in and get crafting. We are open from 10am – 5pm with themes for each day, whether it is making a Dream Jar for Dahl 100, or celebrating the anniversaries of Elmer, Beatrix Potter or The Jungle Book. Tracey Radford will show you how to make zoo animals out of spare egg boxes and Sirkka Fisk will introduce us to Ommie, smart Yoga for Kids.

    There’s also a garden area where parents and children can hang out and enjoy a Shepherds ice cream between events; baby-changing facilities and a pram park are located here.