logos.jpgOur Mission – To give children and families from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities a better opportunity having access to books and attending a FREE 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 literature festivals into Towns and areas that don't currently have representation.

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

We are a voluntary organisation who also supports the work of the NSPCC, ChildLine. Our festivals bring together thousands of children, so we feel it's important to make them aware that Childline is available for them 24 hours a day, on the phone, online anytime.


Thanks to our ambassadors, who are helping to encourage children reading from an early age
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Upcoming Festivals


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

26 - 30 Mar - Selby Children's Literature Festival FREE

1-31 Mar - Essex Book Festival

21-31 Mar - Huddersfield Literature Festival

14-24 Mar - Bourneville Bookfest

30 Mar - 7 Apr - Oxford Literary Festival

7 April - Between the Lines Sheffield

28 Apr - 5 May - Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival

18 - 22 Jun - Blackburn Literature Festival - FREE

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