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Family Reading Day

Manchester Literature Festival presents…                              

Join us for a day of fictional fun! Enjoy FREE arts and crafts in our marketplace, and let your imagination run wild in our special story den…

Ready Steady Lift Off!: 10.30 – 11.30am

Navigate, sing, paint and play your way through astronaut training in this immersive theatre show for families, with live performance, music and storytelling. Once you’ve decorated your rocket, orbited space, encountered strange creatures and overcome cosmic catastrophes, you can fly your rocket home. Warning: Don’t wear your best party clothes!

Suitable for ages 3 to 8. Tickets £5


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Time: 11.45am – 12.15pm & 1.30 – 2pm

It’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 50th birthday! Eric Carle’s world-famous story is the most read children’s book in Britain. Celebrate this well-loved book with a range of crafts, games and story reading by our expert storyteller.

Suitable for ages 2 to 5. FREE – booking advised


Chris Haughton: 12.30 – 1.15pm

Join Chris Haughton for a fun-packed afternoon of stories, funny trailers, clever props, dancing and drawing games. An exciting new voice in children’s literature, Chris is the acclaimed picture book creator of A Bit Lost, Oh No George!, Shh! We Have a Plan and Goodnight Everyone. Children and adults alike will delight in his cast of quirky characters.

Suitable for ages 3 to 5. Tickets £5


Giraffes Can’t Dance 20th Anniversary Dance Party: 2 – 2.45pm

Would you bet on a long-legged, wobbly-kneed giraffe to win a dance contest? We know we wouldn’t! Come and join us at the Jungle Dance as we celebrate 20 years of Giles Andraea’s bestselling book, Giraffes Can’t Dance. Unleash your inner animal and dance like your favourite jungle character with Annabel Newfield.

Suitable for ages 2 to 5. Tickets £5


For tickets call the MLF box office on 0843 208 0500 or use the link below

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