STAHS Children's Book Festival - St Albans High School for Girls

STAHS Children’s Book Festival

Saturday 8 June 2024 10.00 - 17.00

The STAHS Children’s Book Festival has gone from strength to strength since its 2019 debut, with families flocking to see the likes of David Baddiel, Simon Pegg, Onjali Rauf and Rob Biddulph in action. Book signings and photo opportunities follow interactive talks and storytelling sessions, giving young bookworms the opportunity to meet and engage with their literary heroes.

Other authors that have so far graced the BookFest stage include Jonathan Stroud, Christopher Edge, Nick Butterworth, SF Said, Robin Stevens and Ross Welford. Set in the idyllic grounds of STAHS Prep in Wheathampstead, the festival offers an adventure playground, art and craft activities and a well-stocked food court, plus a host of additional attractions unique to each festival, with last year’s highlight being a Spitfire flypast!

More than 1,000 visitors joined us in June 2023, and when the festival returns for its fourth outing this summer we expect it to be the biggest – and best – yet!


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We are excited to welcome the following authors to our 2024 BookFest!

M.G. Leonard
Joseph Coelho
Manjeet Mann
Amanda Quartey
Steven Vinacour


There is no on-site parking to ensure the grounds can be as safe as possible. We are offering FREE parking at Marford Playing Fields, a short walk from the festival. Please make sure you confirm your space when you book your tickets. 

If you require an accessible car parking space please email