Sat, Mar 05|
WORLD BOOK DAY at CAMDEN MARKET
A FAMILY FESTIVAL BRINGING BOOKS TO LIFE
Time & Location
Mar 05, 2022, 10:00 AM – Mar 06, 2022, 6:00 PM
London, Camden Lock Market, London NW1, UK
World Book Day at Camden Market is a family festival of creative events, free activities and whacky performances that celebrate the art of storytelling.
Bringing children’s literature to life across Camden’s markets, you’ll be transported to some of the most iconic moments in kid’s books across the years. Will you taste Bruce Bogtrotter’s famous chocolate cake or follow Hansel & Gretel’s treasure trail? Maybe you’ll find a caterpillar that’s just hatched into a beautiful butterfly, or sit aboard a narrowboat book reading with a famous author. Whether your little ones are book worms or not, there’s so much to experience this World Book Day.
FREE ACTIVITIES AROUND THE MARKETS
Paper Doll Making
Get crafty and make your own characters at our paper doll making class.
Hans & Gretel Treasure Trail
Go on a voyage of discovery across Camden’s markets, stopping off at some very special sites and shops.
Some very special guests will be moving around the market with a few tricks up their sleeve to keep little ones entertained.
Your little ones can become a character all of their own with our professional face painters.
Camden Market’s traders have been hard at work recreating some of the most famous foods from childhood stories. What will your very hungry caterpillars eat first?
READINGS ON THE BOOK BARGE
We are delighted to be joined by two famous children’s authors for World Book Day weekend. On Saturday, The Queen’s Knickersauthor Nicholas Allan will be joining us, and on Sunday, former Blue Peter presenter and author of Fearless Fairy Tales Konnie Huq will be on board. There are three readings per day, all free of charge.
We also have a delightful range of events happening across the markets for World Book Day weekend, from colourful pancakes to creative crafting.
Mad Hatters Tea Party at To Home From London
London’s first pancake art café will is running a magical Mad Hatters Tea Party experience, with three different pancakes to choose from and an Alice in Wonderland themed t-shirt or bag to personalise.
Clothes Customising with Koko Art
Step into your favourite stories as the Koko Art team guide you through personalising footwear or t-shirts with with incredible artwork inspired by kids books.