Running alongside the Henley Literary Festival each Autumn, the Children’s festival is an unmissable chance for budding bookworms to come face-to-face with their favourite authors. Over the past few years, we’ve seen some sensational stars take the stage – from the internationally adored Judith Kerr and Michael Morpurgo to Julia Donaldson and Great British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain.
As well as a jam-packed line-up of public events, we also run a special programme just for schools which has seen the likes of Julian Clary and Philip Ardagh inspire hundreds of pupils from the local area and even London schools.
Plus, since 2016 we’ve joined forces with publisher Buster Books to create a fantastic free activity corner in our Festival Hub. Open to all, it brought a new way for young festival-goers to get involved, get creative and be inspired by books, with everything from finger painting, Egyptian mummy-making (using loo rolls!), a monster masterclass with author Tim Collins, and loads more.
More news on our 2018 Children’s Festival line-up will be announced in the Spring. If you’d like to bring your school along to our events, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01491 575 748.