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The following events are related to the 'Children's' genre:

  • Friday

  • We're going on a Bear Hunt 1

    Time: 10:15

    An active play-storytime session for the under 5s. Come hunt for bears with us!

  • Roald Dahl Storyteller

    Time: 11:00

    Our Roald Dahl storyteller is just itching to share some Revolting Rhymes with you. Don't miss this interactive event.

  • We're going on a Bear Hunt 2

    Time: 11:45

    An active play-storytime session for the under 5s. Come hunt for bears with us!

  • How we Make Stuff

    Time: 12:15

    Join Christiane Dorion to learn 'How we Make Stuff'. This event will be filled with demonstrations, experiments and fun for ages 7-12.

  • Scramasax

    Time: 13:30

    Hear thrilling tales of Viking deeds with star author Kevin Crossley-Holland.

  • Angelina Ballerina

    Time: 13:30

    The adventures of everyone's favourite dancing mouse will be brought to life by her creator, Katherine Holabird, and a real ballerina in this very special event.

  • The Wimpy Kid Show

    Time: 15:00

    Don't miss your chance to take part in a Wimpy Kid draw-a-long and quiz, and to hear all about the latest adventures of the world's most fanous wimp.

  • Saturday

  • Downtown Dinosaurs

    Time: 10:00

    The Downtown Dinosaurs are heading to Wordfest! Join Jeanne Willis for a fun-filled action-packed event.

  • Horrible Science

    Time: 11:30

    Join Nick Arnold for a spectacular show celebrating the weird and wonderful world of Horrible Science.

  • Meet David Almond

    Time: 13:00

    Come along and hear celebrated young people's author David Almond dicuss his inspirations, characters and creative processes.

  • Manga Workshop

    Time: 13:00

    Join Manga artist Sonia Leong for a hands-on workshop to get to grips with this dynamic Japanese art style.

  • Meet Jeremy Strong

    Time: 14:30

    Come and laugh your socks off with the hilarious and multi-award winning Jeremy Strong and hear all about your favourite characters.

  • What is Contemporary Art?

    Time: 16:00

    An interactive and informative event encouraging kids to get involved with contemporary art.

  • Sunday

  • Beast Quest and Sea Quest

    Time: 10:00

    The popular Beast Quest event is back and with it a sneak preview of Adam Blade's new series, Sea Quest. Book early.

  • Bookmaking Workshop

    Time: 11:30

    Back by popular demand Yurong who grew up in a bamboo forest in China helps children make their own book and draw a panda story.

  • Refugee Diaries Workshop

    Time: 13:30

    An engaging and moving workshop exploring what life is like for refugee children.

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