Ross-on-Wye Children’s Book Festival

When: Saturday 24 June to Sunday 2 July 2023

Where: Ross-on-Wye Community Gardens, Old Gloucester Road, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5AA

About:  Come along and enjoy the Ross-on-Wye Children’s Book Festival and get your little ones inspired! All activities are free and there’s no need to book apart from Matilda The Musical film.

As well as a children’s Book Characters Trail around the town centre (look out for details in participating shop windows) there will be book readings, arts & crafts workshops and much more.

Friday 30th June

  • 15.30-16.30: Drop in arts & crafts session at Art Studio Ross – “Creating Story Bags”

Saturday 1st July

  • 10.00: ‘Make a Picture Book’ with writer and storyteller, Elka Evalds, at Ross Library
  • 10.00-16.00: Books for Bugs stall at Ross Community Garden
  • 10.00-16.00:  Activities at Ross-on-Wye Community Garden including Stick Man Trail, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Scarecrows Wedding Trail
  • 11.30-12.30: story time with local author Charlotte L. Taylor
  • 12.30: story time at Ross Community Garden by Simon Beeden from Ross Library
  • 12.30-16.00: Mixed media book covers at Art Studio Ross
  • 17.30: Matilda The Musical film at St. Mary’s Church Hall organised by Flicks in the Sticks

More events to be added – keep checking the organisers’ web pages!

The event is funded by Ross-on-Wye Town Council and Ross Library Development Group.


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