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Bath Children's Literature Festival

Bath Box Office
Bath Visitor Information Centre
Abbey Chambers
Abbey Churchyard
Bath Children's Literature Festival


The 2017 Bath Children’s Literature Festival have announced their biggest ever programme with 120 events taking place over 10 days, with the best children's and teen authors, illustrators, favourite characters and literary masterclasses coming to the city. It’s a chance for children, young people and adults to meet the creators of their literary heroes, see illustrations come to life and fuel their imaginations. 

Headliners include the UK’s Number One Bestselling author Julia Donaldson, best known for The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man; Liz Pichon, the multi-talented author and illustrator behind the Tom Gates series; much loved author and illustrator of the How To Train Your Dragon books, Cressida Cowell; Bath-born superstar, Jacqueline Wilson, best known for her books and CBBC series Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather; and last but by no means least - actor and comedian Miranda Hart! 

This year’s festival includes a plethora of authors, illustrators, comedy heroes, celebrities, radio stars and fantastic storytellers. Festival fans will also have the chance to see Michael Rosen, Francesca Simon, Chris Riddell, Eoin Colfer, Derek Landy, Harry Hill, Ade Edmonson, David Baddiel, Nadiya Hussain, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Ben Faulks, Christian O’Connell, Greg James & Chris Smith and Gemma Cairney to name but a few of the highlights.

Monday 3rd July – Priority booking opens 10.30am.
Monday 10th July – General booking opens 10.30am (online, counter and telephone bookings).

Full programme available to view online at


If you require somewhere to stay whilst visiting for this event, please go to the Accommodation section of our website. This will provide you with an online booking service for accommodation in Bath and the surrounding area. Alternatively, contact our personal accommodation booking service: + 44 (0) 844 847 5256.

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Tel: +44 (0) 1225 463362

Opening Times

2017 (29 Sept 2017 - 8 Oct 2017)
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