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Join the children's events at Edinburgh Book Fest for free: starts tomorrow 15th Aug!

This year's Edinburgh Book Fest is going online, and all events will be available for free. All you need to do is sign up and book your spot. The festival takes place from Saturday 15th August until Monday 31st August. You can view the Baillie Gifford Children's Programme in full on the festival website

Here is just a sample of some of the great events for children:

Gruffalos, Conjurors and Teeny Weeny Genies with Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler and Nick Sharratt

  • Families & Age 4+
  • Sat 15 Aug 10:00 - 10:50am (BST)

Part of the Drawing Series 

Get Adventurous with Lily Dyu & Helen Skelton

  • Age 8+
  • Tues 18 Aug 4:00-5:00pm (BST)

Voices from the Past with Patrice Lawrence & Bali Rai

  • Age 8+
  • Wed 19 Aug 4:00-5:00pm (BST)

Why Plastic isn’t Fantastic: Dapo Adeola & Nathan Bryon

  • Age 5+
  • Sat 22 Aug 10:00-10:40am (BST)

Liz Hyder: In the Jaws of Bearmouth

  • Age 12+
  • Sat 22 Aug 11:30-12:25am (BST)

Sensory Stories and Crafts with Ailie Finlay & Kate Leiper

  • All ages, but particularly suitable for children with additional needs
  • Thurs 27 Aug 10:00-10:35am (BST)

Cooking and Drawing up a Storm with Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks & Sara Ogilvie

  • Families & Age 4+
  • Sat 29 Aug 10:00-10:50am (BST)

See the website to search all events or view programme themes for children or adults.

As we can't put on our usual 900+ event Festival this year in our lovely tented village in Charlotte Square Gardens, we've curated a special online edition. From 15-31 August, enjoy events for adults and children for free. Through the magic of technology, we’ll be crossing continents and time zones to beam events from more than 30 countries straight into your home.


english, reading, age 3-5, age 5-7, age 7-11, age 11-14, art, for adults, free resources