|Story time in the tent|
Lots of excited children and families gathered at Manchester Central Library this afternoon for Spectacular Story Time, a Manchester Children’s Book Festival Trailblazer event. The event, sponsored by festival partners Manchester City Council and Archives Plus, offered lots of fantastic activities for children and their dads (and granddads!) just in time for Father’s Day.
After the singalong, the children and their families were treated to lots of great Father’s Day activities such as card-making, badge-making and mazes to untangle. There was also the opportunity to do some colouring and to listen to some stories with Compton Valance and his friends in the story-telling tent. Veronica Taylor who was visiting the event with her grandchildren, Rae and Auden, said, “We are having a family party this afternoon and needed to keep the children occupied for a couple of hours. This is a great way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon.”
|Compton enjoying some great stories|
James Draper, Festival Director, said, “Events like this that provide lovely, simple activities for children and their families to do are just as popular as the festival’s bigger events that feature well-known guest authors. The great thing about Manchester is how all the publicly-funded arts groups work together meaning that there are lots of activities for families and book-lovers going on all the time.”