Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival - Children's Day at Chiddingstone Castle

6th - 7th May 2019


Chiddingstone Castle is delighted to announce the dates for this year’s Literary Festival.  Due to it’s increasing popularity and in order to bring you yet more wonderful authors and workshops, for both adults and children; this year’s festival is expanding to FOUR days over the first Bank Holiday in May:

Saturday 4th May - Adult programme day 1

Saturday 4th May - Festival Drinks Party at Stonewall Park

Sunday 5th May - Adult programme day 2

Bank Holiday Monday 6th May - Family Day

Tuesday 7th May - Schools Day

Children’s Programme:

Celebrating 30 years of Wallace and Gromit, there’ll be modelling workshops for children with Aardman Animations and a chance to watch the iconic films. Family favourites, Pericles Theatre Company will present musical performances of the much loved The Little Mermaid in The Orangery. Children can learn how to make a film with Press Play FilmsGuy Parker Rees will entertain little ones with his classic illustrated book Giraffes Can’t Dance, and older children can enjoy hearing A F Harrold and illustrator Emily Gravett talking about their new book The Afterwards.

Schools Day Programme:

Once again, the Literary Festival offers a special programme for local schools and home-educated children. This year it features bestselling authors Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Dan Freedman, Maz Evans, award-winning poet Joseph Coelho and performances from festival favourites Really Big Pants Theatre Company

Throughout the festival the bookshop will once again be manned by Sevenoaks Bookshop and there will be a host of delicious food and drink available from local suppliers over the Bank Holiday weekend, as well as the Castle’s own Tea Rooms. All tickets to the festival include free entry to the Castle and its collections.

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