Today is World Book Day and we’re very pleased to mark the literary occasion here at Bluestone National Park Resort by launching plans for the first ever Pembrokeshire Children’s Book Festival to take place later this year, and the latest book event to take place in Wales.
Reading is great. You can learn so much from a book, whether it’s fact or fiction. And children love reading about adventures, following favourite characters and even learning new facts from books. And what better place to read than in 500 acres of free range fun and relaxing surroundings here at Bluestone.
Pembrokeshire Children’s Book Festival will take place between the 30th October and 2nd November 2013 with a range of top children’s authors attending to talk about their books, read them to children and even sign them – as well as a host of other events activities centred around children’s literature which will be great fun for families.
We’ll even have two former Children’s Laureates attending!
We’ve teamed up with local community group Span Arts to host the festival here at Bluestone and in nearby Narberth – bringing together an outstanding line-up of some of our best-loved authors.
Our Commercial Director, Pamela Joseph, said: “We wanted to bring together a festival which reflects the very best in Children’s literature today and have a line-up of authors who will entertain and engage everyone from toddlers to parents and grandparents.
“We are delighted to be supporting Span Arts and ensuring the festival is an opportunity for everyone in Pembrokeshire to attend, and there will be a large-scale school creative challenge programme to bring the joy of creative writing and great children’s literature to every home in the region. This festival will put Pembrokeshire on the map for great children’s literature events.”
Hearing first hand the inspiration for classic tales is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and all the authors attending this years festival offers an entertaining session for all the family, as well as taking questions from the audiences during talks and book signing.
A full list of all authors will be announced on the festival website which launches later in March. There are also a selection of Welsh authors attending this first festival including best-selling authors Malachy Doyle and Jennifer Sullivan who are well-loved for their series of younger children’s books.
Events will be taking place on site at The Pavilion in Bluestone and The Queen’s Hall in Narberth. Tickets to attend the author sessions at Bluestone and Queens Hall in Narberth are also available in limited supply and will be on sale online within the next two weeks, from the festival website.
Special Children’s Festival breaks will be offered, allowing families the opportunity to attend the festival with their children while enjoying the great all-weather facilities at Bluestone, including the Blue Lagoon water park, Adventure Centre, as well as the luxury lodges, restaurants and free range activities.
Tony Riches of Span Arts, said: “We are particularly pleased to be involved in ensuring the success of the Children’s Book Fest in its first year and look forward to helping it to become a regular Pembrokeshire festival.”
We’ll also be offering some great Pembrokeshire Children’s Book Festival deals to stay and enjoy the great luxury surroundings here at Bluestone, including the Blue Lagoon water park, Adventure Centre and a host of great activities for the whole family, as well as our luxury lodges and cottages.
So keep you eyes peeled for more information as we reveal the top line-up of authors and activities taking place during Pembrokeshire Children’s Book Festival.
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