Every two years, since 2006, we have been inspiring young readers from the village of Linton and surrounding communities in South Cambridgeshire. Our festival is packed with FREE fun activities for children aged 2-12: creative workshops, storytelling, presentations by favourite authors, poets and illustrators, hands-on arts and crafts, music…and so much more!
We are now getting ready for our 7th event. The main festival weekend is 19-20 May 2018 at Linton Village College, with lots of additional activities in the run-up week.
Linton Children’s Book Festival is a registered charity run by volunteers dedicated to promoting children’s literacy, creativity and love of books. All our events are free of charge – we are entirely funded by grants, sponsorship and donations. Our festival is a highly anticipated and much loved event. It attracts around 1,000 visitors each day of the main weekend at Linton Village College.
We work with Linton’s four schools (Infants, Juniors, Village College and Special School), holding in-school author talks and fun competitions in the weeks leading up to the festival weekend.
We love involving our whole village in the festival. This year we’ll join in with a “Love Your Library Day” at Linton library, hold a round-the-village scavenger hunt and special after-school story-times and arrange other fun activities around Linton.
Please look at the photos on our Flickr page to see what a great time we have! We hope you will come and join us in May 2018.
Registered charity number: 1131016. Winner of South Cambridgeshire District Council Arts Award for “Outstanding Festival” in 2010