Children’s Festival Programme

June 2024

We welcomed thousands of youngsters to the Children’s Programme for a fun-filled weekend on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June. It’s packed with sensational stories, amazing facts, wicked workshops and loads of laughter, with lots for curious and creative young minds to explore and enjoy. You can check out the full line up by downloading the 2024 programme.

BBF Family Fun

Baillie Gifford Schools Programme

Wednesday 27 Sept 2023: Hawick

We were delighted to welcome young readers and writers from across the Scottish Borders to a great line-up of physical and live-streamed events at venues in Hawick. The programme was bursting with imaginative, lively, educational, and fun events for pupils from Nursery to P7, with some of today’s most engaging and inspiring children’s authors and illustrators.

For those who were unable to join us in person, events were live-streamed and available to view for free via our partners, Scottish Borders Council’s Inspire Learning team.

Many thanks to our Schools Programme sponsor Baillie Gifford, who provided each pupil attending in-person a free goody bag and book, which they were able to get signed by our authors. We also provided travel grants for schools who needed assistance to attend our events in Hawick.

A selection of previous Schools Programme events are available to watch for free.

For full details of all events, download the 2023 Baillie Gifford Schools Programme by clicking the button below.

Family Fun

Sat 15 & Sun 16 June 2024

The Children’s Programme was packed with fabulous events for all ages over an unforgettable fun-filled weekend! For details on all events, download the 2024 programme.

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