Wild Wonder at Westonbirt - Monday 29 August

Further information on each event below. 

After you've browsed the workshops book your tickets here. You'll be directed to book your day admission ticket first before selecting the events you'd like to attend on Monday. 

If you wish to attend more than one day of the festival we would recommend making separate bookings for each day. Prices are per adult and per child e.g for 1 adult and 1 child you will need to purchase 2 workshop tickets.

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A cartoon image of the Gruffalo - a fictional creature with 2 spikes coming out of his head, wide orange eyes, brown fur, a green wart on his nose, a big long tooth, and purple spikes running down his back

Storytime with The Gruffalo

Mon 29 Aug
10am - 10.45am
£6 per child and per adult attending
Come along to this fun-packed event for our youngest bookworms. With storytelling and activities inspired by the best-selling book and a special guest appearance from the Gruffalo himself! Ages 3+
A book cover of the Last Bear. A detailed drawing of a large polar bear with a girl holding on to his coat.

The Last Bear with Hannah Gold

Mon 29 Aug
12pm - 1pm
£8 per child and per adult attending
Waterstones and Blue Peter Children’s Book Award winner Hannah Gold tells us how she created the beloved characters from her bestselling books, The Last Bear and The Lost Whale. She’ll also showcase the stunning artwork from illustrator Levi Pinfold. Ages 8+
A woman with collar bone length blonde hair with glasses on her head holds a book she has written called How to train your dragon.

Cressida Cowell

Mon 29 Aug
2pm - 3pm
£9 per child and per adult attending
Join Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell for an unforgettable event about nature, magic and adventure! Cressida will talk about her Blue Peter Book Award-winning series, The Wizards of Once, as well as How to Train Your Dragon. Ages 8+
A head shot of author Michael Monpurgo

Michael Morpurgo

Mon 29 Aug
4pm - 5pm
£9 per child and per adult attending
Superstar author Michael Morpurgo is a champion of the natural world and has animals in many of his amazing books. Join him for this entertaining special event as he reads from his books, tells stories about his life and inspires everyone to love nature more! Ages 7+
A book cover called The Whale who wanted more with a cartoon whale hoarding treasures from the sea

Animal Stories with Rachel Bright

Mon 29 Aug
11am - 11.45am
£8 per child and per adult attending
Join author and illustrator Rachel Bright for this fast-paced and fun-packed event. Enjoy interactive readings of her favourite stories and a learn-how-to-draw guided session! Ages 4+
A book cover called The Girl who Lost a Leopard with a cartoon image of a leopard leaping away with a girl in the background reaching out

Into The Wild with Nizrana Farook

Mon 29 Aug
12pm - 12.45pm
£8 per child and per adult attending
The thrilling adventure novels by Nizrana Farook such as The Girl Who Stole an Elephant, The Boy Who Met a Whale and The Girl Who Lost a Leopard, are jam-packed with adventure, peril and, of course, animals! Ages 9+
A book cover called the big book of bugs, covered in cartoon bugs!

Big Bugs with Yuval Zommer

Mon 29 Aug
2pm - 2.45pm
£8 per child and per adult attending
Bugs live nearly everywhere on Earth! Here’s a chance to discover more about them with this fantastic art and craft session led by awesome illustrator Yuval Zommer based on his popular book The Big Book of Bugs. Ages 4+
A book cover saying Bandoola the great Elephant Rescue with a drawing of an elephant being ridden by a man

Drawing with William Grill

Mon 29 Aug
4pm - 4.45pm
£8 per child and per adult attending
Join award-winning author and illustrator William Grill as he introduces his incredible new book Bandoola: The Great Elephant Rescue. Expect fascinating facts and some top drawing tips, too! Ages 7+
An image of author Yuval Zommer looking up to see his artwork of bugs dancing around him

Nature Art Workshop with Yuval Zommer

Mon 29 Aug
11am - 12.30pm
£16 per child. Adults do not need to accompany children during this event
In this inspiring session, award-winning illustrator Yuval Zommer will help you forage the forest for leaves and twigs and other interesting bits of nature that might help you make amazing art. Ages 6+
a headshot of a man with rectangle glasses, a dark beard and dark hair.

Jungle Fun with Brendan Kearney

Mon 29 Aug
1pm - 1.45pm
£8 per child and per adult attending
In this fun activity and storytelling session for tiny wildlife champions, decorate a range of animal shapes and characters from Forest, the new book from author and illustrator Brendan Kearney. Ages 4+
A man with his dog look towards the camera.

Nature (And Comedy) Writing Workshop with Harry Heape

Mon 29 Aug
2.30pm - 4pm
£16 per child. Adults do not need to accompany children during this event
Join Harry Heape, author of Shiny Pippin and the Broken Forest, as he takes you on a big wiggly adventure with Shiny Pippin and all her animal friends. Learn how to make people laugh with your own writing in this practical event for nature lovers. Ages 7+
A book cover called The Lion Inside. A bright yellow background with a cartoon Lion head poking up from the bottom with a mouse sat on top

Animal Stories with Rachel Bright

Mon 29 Aug
3pm - 3.45pm
£8 per child and per adult attending
Join author and illustrator Rachel Bright for this fast-paced and fun-packed event. Enjoy interactive readings of her favourite stories and a learn-how-to-draw guided session! Ages 4+