The Big Malarkey Festival is a celebration of children’s literature for everyone aged 0 – 16 years. Hull’s children’s literature festival, held on a colourful tented site in East Park.
The first festival was delivered in 2017 as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Nearly 8000 people came to the park to meet writers, illustrators, poets, performers and puppet-makers, and try their hand at all kinds of practical activities.
This year we are again offering:
- A wide-ranging programme for schools – free to all member of Hull Schools Library Service
- A fabulous weekend for all the family to enjoy their favourite stories and discover new ones.
The Big Malarkey is brought to you by Hull Libraries: a unique resource for the city, visited by over 900,000 people each year, we are proud to provide an inspiring service to children and young people, schools and families.
The festival is one of many initiatives promoting reading for pleasure and encouraging curiosity, learning and creativity – visit Hull Libraries for more info.
Four days of activities for schools (25-28 June) and a glorious weekend of fun for families (29-30 June) brought to you by Hull Libraries.
WET WEATHER – An open-air site is subject to the weather. In case of wet weather, we will try to continue the programme as far as safety allows – please check the forecast, and bring wet weather gear!
The WEEKEND FAMILY PROGRAMME is ENTRY BY TICKET ONLY.
Book online at hulllibraries.eventbrite.co.uk and bring your printed ticket with you. This will be swapped for a wristband at the gate, allowing you to come and go as you wish.
We will make a number of tickets available on the door, at extra cost, but to be sure of a place please purchase your tickets in advance.
Wristbands are also available from any of Hull’s 12 libraries – find them at www.hcandl.co.uk/libraries, and they’ll be happy to help.
£5 Adults / £2.50 Children (Under 1 yr free) / £14 Family Tickets (2 Adults, 2 Children) / £4 Disabled adults + 1 Free Carers Ticket per day
Click on links below for daily information
Wednesday 26 June 2019
Thursday 27 June 2019
Friday 28 June 2019
Saturday 29 June 2019
Sunday 30 June 2019
Hull's largest park, boasting picnic areas, boats, a flume and an animal education centre.