A very happy Father’s Day to you all!
We hope you enjoyed our roundup of events likely to appeal to Dad – if you missed it, take a look here.
Today we thought we’d take a look at some of the events that the whole family can enjoy, young and old alike.
Things get crafty with Arty Mouse for one of our first Festival events. Come along to this free drop-in session for lots of painting, stamping and stencilling fun!
Fill those hungry tums at our Teddy Bear’s Picnic with celebrated children’s author and illustrator Jane Hissey. Hear some of Jane’s stories as you tuck into lunch (included!), as well as her insights about writing and drawing for children.
Older children and budding cartoonists will love our draw-along event with Gary Northfield. He’ll introduce us to the hilarious Julius Zebra as he journeys from the Serengeti to the Roman Coliseum, and will pass on his tips for aspiring artists.
Finally, we’ve got two interactive events with a local theme. Our ever-popular Book Trail is back again this year and running all weekend, giving you the chance to solve the various book title clues in shop windows around the town centre. We’re also delighted to welcome the Rapscallion Theatre Company for ‘Five have fun in Felixstowe’, a thrilling mystery commemorating five years of the Festival and 75 years since Enid Blyton published her first Famous Five book. Come along and help crack the clues!
So before you head out to enjoy the sunshine today, why not snap up tickets for some family fun? Remember, you can see our full children’s programme here.
Until next time,
Rosie and the Book Festival team