Derby Book Festival: Children and Family Events List - Derby Days Out Blog
Date
6th June 2017

Derby Book Festival is a Festival established in 2015 which "celebrates the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests, with a programme featuring great writers, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians."

These are the events that are suitable for families and children:


9th June 2017 - 18th June 2017

DERBY BOOK FESTIVAL: CHILDREN'S BOOK TRAIL

All day

Sadlergate, Derby City Centre

Suitable for under 12's. This activity is FREE!

The Children’s Book Trail returns! Pop along to Sadlergate and see what you can find in the shop windows! Pick up your quiz sheet from participating stores and return your answers to the White Stuff shop. You could win a special prize in our Book Trail Prize Draw.

More info: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk


9th June 2017 - 9th June 2017

TOTS MAKE AND DO: WHERE THE POPPIES NOW GROW (PART OF DERBY BOOK FESTIVAL)

10am - 11.30am

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for 2-5 year olds and their grown ups. This event is FREE!

Tots Make and Do is a weekly session where we welcome 2-5 year olds and their grown ups for crafts, games and stories inspired by our fabulous collections. Today is featuring Hilary Robinson's picture book.

More info: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk


10th June 2017 - 10th June 2017

MEET MOG - PART OF DERBY BOOK FESTIVAL

10:00am - 5:00pm

Waterstones, Derby City Centre DE1 1SR

Suitable for families. This event is FREE!

Pop along to Waterstones and meet children’s book character, Mog.

More info: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk/whats-on


10th June 2017 - 10th June 2017

STORY TELLING AT INTU - PART OF DERBY BOOK FESTIVAL

11:00am - 4:00pm Readings every 30 minutes.

Intu Derby, Level 1, outside Boots, DE1 2PL

Suitable for families. This event is FREE!

intu’s Kids’ Club will be hosting an inspired and engaging event full of magical storytelling and crafts.

More info: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk


10th June 2017 - 10th June 2017

NT LIVE: PETER PAN (PG) PART OF DERBY BOOK FESTIVAL

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Derby QUAD, Market Place, DE1 3AS

Suitable for families. Tickets cost: £17/£15/£13/£10 for under 16s.

Captured live at the National Theatre, see this recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale. A delight for children and adults alike.

More info: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk/whats-on


10th June 2017 - 10th June 2017

READING APPS WITH NOSY CROW - PART OF DERBY BOOK FESTIVAL

2 - 2.45pm & 3 - 3.45pm

Derby QUAD, Market Place, DE1 3AS

Suitable for ages 4 - 7 and their grown ups. Cost: £5 (one adult and two children).

Need help in improving your children's reading skills? Join Tom Bonnick from Nosy Crow for a 45 minute session on how to use Reading Apps.

Please note: booking for this event is by phone only at the Festival Box Office on 01332 290606.

More info: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk


10th June 2017 - 10th June 2017

DERBY BOOK FESTIVAL: BRINGING BOOKS TO LIFE EVENT

10am -3.30pm

Derby Market Place, Derby City Centre, DE1 3AE

Suitable for all. This event is FREE!

Join us for a fun-packed, spellbinding day of stories, creativity, music, magic and nonsense - and it's all about Friendship! CQ Street Circus will also be taking place with Chango Fuego, Tinna Misto hula hoops performance and Sam Davey circus skills.

More info: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk/whats-on


13th June 2017 - 13th June 2017

THE BOAT AND THE BLUE - PART OF DERBY BOOK FESTIVAL

11:30am - 12:15pm

Market Place, DE1 3AE

Suitable for ages 0 – 5. The cost is £6

Join Jack Ross, Eleanor Meredith and Sinfonia Viva for a magical maritime adventure with songs, live visuals and musical games.

Book at www.vivaorch.co.uk. More info: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk


16th June 2017 - 16th June 2017

TOTS MAKE AND DO: THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR (PART OF DERBY BOOK FESTIVAL)

10am - 11.30am

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS

Suitable for 2-5 year olds and their grown ups. This event is FREE!

Today we draw inspiration from Eric Carle's classic tale of one very hungry caterpillar! Hear the story and paint, print and create your own beautiful butterfly to take home.

More info: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk


17th June 2017 - 17th June 2017

MEET THE GRUFFALO - PART OF DERBY BOOK FESTIVAL

10:00am - 5:00pm

Waterstones, Derby City Centre DE1 1SR

Suitable for families. This event is FREE

Pop along to Waterstones and meet children’s book character, The Gruffalo.

More info: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk/whats-on


17th June 2017 - 17th June 2017

OPEN DAY AT THE SMALLPRINT COMPANY - PART OF DERBY BOOK FESTIVAL

11:00am - 4:00pm

Sadler Gate, DE1 3NQ

Suitable for all ages. This event is FREE! or £2 with a bookmark

Pop in and join The Smallprint Company to celebrate the art of the book, see Chrissy Stangroom's exhibition, print a letterpress bookmark and browse the little letterpress shop.

More info: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk


17th June 2017 - 17th June 2017

A TALE TO TELL - PART OF DERBY BOOK FESTIVAL

2 - 3pm & 4 - 5pm

Derby Theatre, DE1 2NF

Perfect for over 7s and their grown ups. Tickets £10 adults, £7 children

An enchanting journey into storytelling and shadow play.

More info: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk/whats-on


For more information about Derby Book Festival, visit: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk

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