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Do your kids love books? Bring them along to Bookfest!

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 29-Apr-16 17:03:41

On Saturday June 25th, we're holding Bookfest, a one-day literary extravaganza for the whole family at Kings Place in London - right by Kings Cross train station.

As well as lots of great literary events for adults, we've just launched a fabulous programme of events for kids and tickets for most of these are just £7 each.

Bring the kids along to meet their favourite authors including Liz Pichon, Holly Webb and Andy Stanton and book tickets for two great shows - The official Wimpy Kid show and for Harry Potter fans, a fabulous interactive event which both promise to bring the books alive. Authors will be on-hand for book signings at our onsite bookshop and more events will be announced soon.

Events kick off at 10am, and will carry on through the day - you can pop in for a single session or stay until the halls empty out and bar starts buzzing. Prices start at £7 for an individual session, going up to £55 for an open ticket for the duration. Do come along - it's going to be a fantastic day, and we hope to see you there!

Find out more about Bookfest here and book your tickets here.

BathshebaDarkstone Fri 29-Apr-16 17:40:32

Is there a family ticket?

WhattodoSue Fri 29-Apr-16 17:40:40

Sounds great. Penguin used to do book days when I was a child. They were amazing - loads of activities and crafts and authors. However, at £220 for a family of 4 for the day, think it is a little bit pricey for us.

FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 29-Apr-16 18:21:33

They do, but its a little far to come

PurpleCrazyHorse Fri 29-Apr-16 19:33:15

Too pricey for us I'm afraid

idontlikealdi Fri 29-Apr-16 22:13:27

Is it £7 per child?

TheNIghtManagersWife Fri 29-Apr-16 22:41:26

Would love to come to this, my daughters are book-obsessed. But £55 for an open ticket is far too expensive for us - £220 for 4 of us to attend is just too pricey.

It is a great idea though.

Gooseysgirl Sat 30-Apr-16 07:47:12

Too expensive...

Lunar1 Sat 30-Apr-16 08:41:50

Hopefully you can do this in other parts of the country as well, my two would love this, but with transport, tickets, food and unforeseen extras the day would end up over £500 for the 4 of us! I could get a lot of books with that.

ParadiseCity Sat 30-Apr-16 09:50:01

I almost wish I hadn't clicked on this as I really want to go and I can't sad

Looks like a great day.

stargirl1701 Sat 30-Apr-16 12:40:48

Planning a Scottish Bookfest later in the year?

allthingsred Sat 30-Apr-16 17:00:33

Like others have said. Sounds like a great day. Shame your only doing it in London though 😢

mogloveseggs Sat 30-Apr-16 19:45:53

Looks great but too far away and too expensive.

Badders123 Sun 01-May-16 08:00:16

Far too expensive.

Shemozzle Sun 01-May-16 11:14:34

My daughter would love this, but travel to London on top of the ticket price would be too expensive. Will it be anywhere further north of the country?

ShowOfHands Sun 01-May-16 17:11:05

Too far and too ££ for us but can you tell Maggie O'Farrell I love her please?

SaraTheFairy Sun 01-May-16 19:57:20

The Rob giving her the knife and telling her to hurt herself thing. I wonder if he's done that in a previous relationship and that is how he came upon the mysterious scar on his arm?

Galena Sun 01-May-16 20:01:33

I'll just go to Cheltenham Literature Festival instead...

BertPuttocks Sun 01-May-16 21:04:28

It looks fantastic but seriously expensive.

BathshebaDarkstone Mon 02-May-16 08:30:34

My phone's playing up and I can't go to the page. Could someone from HQ please come back and answer my question?

forkhandles4candles Mon 02-May-16 09:30:51

Could there be a family open ticket? For 150 or something?

MimsyBorogroves Mon 02-May-16 14:22:32

I would absolutely love to do this, especially with DS1, but travel to and from London alone would be crippling without the price of the tickets. It seems very London-centric, which is a real shame given the reach of the site.

FiveGoMadInDorset Mon 02-May-16 16:46:40

Hoping to go to Baths Childrens Literature festival if I can find any information

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