This September, Yorkshire’s majestic Broughton Hall Estate plays host to a spectacular weekend of performances, workshops and literary magic. Over 65 authors, story-tellers, performance poets and artists will take over the grounds in an explosion of exciting events.

Our stellar line-up includes, Clare Balding, Sir Chris Hoy, Carnegie Medal Winner Tanya Landman and poet Tony Walsh who performed at the One Love Manchester concert, 'Young Samurai' and 'BodyGuard' author Chris Bradford, Ross Welford, Robin Stevens, M.G Leonard and World Slam Poetry champion Harry Baker to name but a few.

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Yorkshire has a great literary history, with internationally acclaimed writers including Alan Bennett, the Bronte sisters, Joanne Harris, Kate Atkinson and many more, so it’s fantastic to hear that the county’s stunning Broughton Hall will be playing host to an array of wonderful children’s authors in September, at this major children’s literature festival. Books play an important part in people’s lives and it’s crucial to encourage reading at a young age. This fabulous event promises to be a lot of fun for all ages.
— Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive at Welcome to Yorkshire

Getting to the festival...

Broughton Hall is located a few minutes from Skipton, Gateway to The Yorkshire Dales

By Car

When travelling from Skipton bear left 200 metres past The Bull Inn. When travelling from Lancashire, follow signs to Skipton, turn right 200 metres after the A59/A56 roundabout.

Car parking costs £10 per day and you are free to leave and re-enter the festival car park on the day as you please. 

By Train

Trains run frequently from Skipton station to all parts of the UK. There is a direct service to and from London King’s Cross St Pancras.

By Plane

Leeds/Bradford, Manchester and Liverpool airports are quickly accessible by road.

The Broughton Hall Estate features a beautiful historic home, stunning purpose-built modern venues, holiday cottages and 3,000 acres of spectacular landscape in which to live, work and play.

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The Broughton Hall Estate

Skipton, Yorkshire
BD23 3AE


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