Our Mission – To give children and families from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities an equal opportunity to have access to books attending a reading/literature festival.

There are currently over 350 literature festivals in the UK with less than 10% solely dedicated to children. We would like more emphasis on encouraging children, with an increased number of dedicated children’s festivals.

Over the coming months, we would like to promote literature/reading festivals with a child's element in the UK. If you would like to promote yours, large or small, please complete the form on the contact page.

It is our aim to organise and take reading festivals into Towns and areas that don't currently have representation. This will be a work in progress. If you are available to offer any help or have any ideas that will help take some of these forward, we would be very grateful.  

We would also like to know if you are thinking of setting up a festival in a new area. Please contact us and we will be happy to assist or advise wherever we can.  

We look forward to promoting more children's events throughout the UK.   


We are currently looking for more ambassadors, to help us encourage children reading from an early age
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Upcoming Festivals

19-25 Nov - South Ken Kids Festival

20 NovBanbury Literary Live


Jan-Apr - An invitation to capture the primary school nation www.poemsandpictures.co.uk/competition

26 - 30 Mar - Selby, Literature Festival - FREE

18th - 22nd June - Blackburn Literature Festival - FREE

15-25 Mar - Bourneville Bookfest

17-25 Mar - Oxford Literary Festival

15-26 Mar - York Literature Festival

22-29 April - Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival

4 May - Shrewsbury Bookfest

6-8 May - Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival

12 May - Pontypridd Children's Book Festival

12-13 May - Barnes Kids Literature Festival

19-20 May - Linton Children's Book Festival

24 May-3 Jun - Hay Festival

20-23 Jun - Blackburn Children's Reading Festival

Find out when the next Reading Festival is taking place on the full festivals listing page

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Special thanks to Ric Lumb who provided the illustrations for the website and initiative - www.puttycad.co.uk