Bath Children's Literature Festival

Various locations, Bath

29 September – 8 October 2017

The largest dedicated children’s book festival in Europe

Established in 2007 by Bath-based children’s publishing professionals, the Bath Children’s Literature Festival has developed into Europe’s largest children’s book festival. This year’s programme is jam-packed with over 80 public events to entertain and enthral your children.



The Festival regularly attracts some of the biggest children’s authors and illustrators from the UK and internationally. Past contributors have included huge names such as Jacqueline Wilson, Cressida Cowell, Martin Rosen, Judith Kerr and Michael Morpurgo.

Over 10 days, children can meet their favourite authors and book characters and see plenty of shows – from The Famous Five to the Moomins. Events regularly feature humour and book readings, as well as craft activities, quizzes and games. If books are your bag, this isn’t one to be missed.

Getting there and back

Travel with GWR to Bath Spa train station. From there, it’s a short walk to the town centre.

Check out the Bath Children’s Literature Festival website for information.