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

STAHS Children’s Book Festival

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.

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, including a Spitfire flypast and a real-life Tardis!

More than 1000 visitors joined us this year and enjoyed a stellar line-up of authors and illustrators including MG Leonard, Sam Sedgman and Manjeet Mann. Further highlights included a literary trail, a magic show, children’s yoga in the forest, storytelling sessions by local authors, and an appearance from Julia Donaldson’s Zog.

We can’t wait to return in 2025 for another fabulous day celebrating Children’s literature. Watch this space for details!