Festival Fun for Families


17th and 18th September 2022

As a charity, the Festival is very keen to make our events as inclusive and accessible to everyone so that everybody has the chance to get involved. In 2022 we will be offering our Family Events at very low prices so that they as affordable as possible.

We are really excited about the authors and events for young people this year!


The Mini Marquee will be buzzing with free drop-in events to mark the Queen's Jubilee celebrating 70 years of children's books. Join us for craft, games and bookish fun. Plus they'll be a book trail around Budleigh so keep your eyes peeled...



We've events for ages 2 to 12 and the fabulous authors appearing include Steven Lenton with the latest in his Genie and Teeny series, Steven Butler creator of Spooked - The Theatre Ghosts, Kristina Stephenson’s Museum of Marvellous Things.

The acclaimed Aardman Model Making Workshops, which sold out last year, return by popular demand with participants able to create famous figures from Nick Park’s iconic films including Timmy, Lu-la and the villainous Feathers McGraw.



Let your imagination whisk you away with storytelling from Cat Weatherill. Local author Triona Harris shares her two new books with the chance to plant your own tree seed and draw rainbows. And we are joined by the East Devon musical workshop team Wren Music who'll be sharing an interactive music and words workshop creating a musical accompaniment for favourite stories.

Find out more here