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Children's Book Festival

Saturday 16 February 2019 to

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16th February 2019 10:00 - 16:00

Hall By The Sea & Ballroom

Dreamland hosts its first ever Children's Book Festival this February half term. The action-packed line up includes a very special appearance from The Gruffalo, plus screenings of film adaptations of Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler classics by Magic Light Pictures, including Room On The Broom, Stick Man, The Highway Rat, The Gruffalo and their highly-anticipated latest release Zog!

The festival also features illustration and creative workshops, readings and author talks from Emily Rand (The Lost Property Office), Julia Jarman (Big Red Bath and Class Two At The Zoo) and John Dougherty (There's A Pig Up My Nose), as well as books to browse from Kent-based retailer Happy To B Me.

Tickets are £6 + booking fee in advance, or £8.50 on the door.

Limited tickets available in advance at £3 + booking fee for Dreamland members.

This is an event for the whole family, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note, this event takes place in Hall By The Sea and the Ballroom. The Octopus's Garden and Roller Disco/Diner will be open, but are not included with your tickets to this event. The amusement park and rides will reopen on April 6th 2019.

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