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Join us for Wild Wonder at Westonbirt; a new children’s book festival, dedicated to nature, animals, and the outdoors.

Westonbirt is hosting a 3-day event for families, featuring some of the UK’s most famous children’s book authors, illustrators, wildlife presenters and storytellers.

Young bookworms can come and meet their favourite authors and illustrators and take part in a whole host of exciting activities, all surrounding stories set in and around nature.

There are some incredible names taking part, including authors Michael Morpurgo and Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell. Not to mention TV presenter Jess French, Emma Carroll and Michelle Paver who will also be joining for masterclasses, workshops and talks.

Alongside the authors will be several bestselling illustrators including Martin Brown, Rachel Bright, Yuval Zommer, Katz Cowley and William Grill. There will also be story time sessions and character costume appearances by The Gruffalo and Little Nutbrown Hare from Guess How Much I Love You.

Enjoy workshops, performances and activities with trails, book signings and craft sessions set amongst the trees. Bucket loads of fun, wonder, exploration, inspiration and learning.

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