Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival

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The Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival is now in its 6th year, running across two weekends with free school events mid-week. There are over 40 ticketed events, free craft sessions and an extensive programme of school events. These run across iconic venues across the city centre, including Cardiff Castle, City Hall, National Museum Wales and Cardiff Story.

The festival is aimed predominantly at children ages 3-11, and continues to create lifelong readers whilst entertaining and enthusing them about reading. Events include writing workshops, book readings, craft activities, quizzes and games and the occasional appearance of a character or two!

Guest authors and illustrators include; Petr Horáček, Sibéal Pounder, Tom Percival, Catherine Fisher, Huw Aaron, Tom Palmer, Steven Butler and Jonathan Meres.

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