Falkirk Storytelling Festival

Falkirk Storytelling Festival Kids Events

Wednesday 02nd October

Tea Party Storytime at Falkirk Library

10.30am Wednesday 2 October

Falkirk Library, Hope Street, Falkirk FK1 5AU

Our one and only Festival Fringe event for this year. We’ll have a very special guest at Storytime this week with stories from Alice in Wonderland.
Suitable for families with children aged 3 and up.

Free

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Suitable for ages 3+ years

Thursday 03th October

Victoria Williamson – The Boy with the Butterfly Mind

9.30am Thursday 3 October

The Howgate Shopping Centre, High Street, FK1 1HG

Join author Victoria Williamson for an interactive exploration of the characters and issues in The Boy with the Butterfly Mind.

Free

This event will be attended by P6 – 7 classes of school children. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Contact the Howgate for further information.

The Fun Gang

11.00am and 1.00pm Thursday 3 October

Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, FK1 1JN

Children’s author Gerry Ogilvie will be reading ‘Is The Moon A Balloon?’ and showing what a lunar eclipse is. Also meet the hilarious Scottish pirate McBlackbeard the Pirate who plays the bagpipes and has mad adventures all over Scotland.

Free

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Suitable for ages 3+ years

Michelle Sloan

1.30pm, Thursday 3 October

The Howgate Shopping Centre, High Street, FK1 1HG

We all know and love the story of Greyfriars Bobby – Scotland’s favourite four-legged friend, but what about his early life as a puppy? Author Michelle Sloan brings new life to a favourite character with an adorable, beautifully illustrated picture book.

Free

This event will be attended by P1 – 3 classes of school children. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Contact the Howgate for further information.

Friday 4th October

Danny Scott: Scotland Stars FC

9.30am, Friday 4 October

The Howgate Shopping Centre, High Street, FK1 1HG

Danny Scott’s Scotland Stars FC series is packed full of football fun and non-stop action, and his events are no different! Discover amazing football facts, the power of teamwork and the wonder of books – there might even be a chance to take penalty shots against the author!

Free

This event will be attended by P3 – 5 classes of school children. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Contact the Howgate for further information.

Burrow Into A Book at Caffè Nero

9.30 – 10.15am, Friday 4 October

Caffe Nero, 134 High Street, Falkirk FK1 1NR

Perfect for toddlers and families to enjoy together. Make sure your not late for a chance to meet up with our very special guest who’ll be joining in with the fun.

Bookbug at Falkirk Library

10.30 – 11.30am, Friday 4 October

Falkirk Library, Hope Street, FK1 5AU

Stories, songs and rhymes for families with toddlers and babies from ages 0 and up. Just come along!

Emily Ilett

1.30pm – 2.30pm, Friday 4 October

The Howgate Shopping Centre, High Street, FK1 1HG

On the morning of Gail’s birthday, her shadow escapes. She isn’t surprised – everything is falling apart, and it’s all her sister Kay’s fault. Join Kelpies Prize-winner Emily Ilett on a moving journey around The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow, complete with readings, videos and creative activities.

Free

This event will be attended by S1 – 2 classes of school children. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Contact the Howgate for further information.

Alice in Wonderland Storytime

4.00pm, Friday 4 October

Waterstones, 119-121 High St, Falkirk FK1 1ED

Enter the beautiful and curious world of Alice in Wonderland in this special Falkirk Stortelling Festival event.

Suitable for ages 1 – 3 years.

Saturday 5th October

Play Talk Read Bus

10.00am – 4pm, Saturday 5 October

Falkirk Steeple / The Howgate High Street Entrance FK1 1HG

The PlayTalkRead bus provides a safe, welcoming and relaxed environment for parents and carers to pick up lots of fun, easy and low‐cost ideas that they can adopt and build upon at home.

Free

No need to reserve a place. Just turn up on the day. Hop on board and meet the team on the Play Talk Read Bus.

Especially suitable for children from Nursery to P1

Big Lego Myths and Legends Build

10.30am – 2pm Saturday 5 October

Falkirk Library, Hope Street, FK1 5AU

Drop-in fun with Lego to celebrate the Storytelling Festival. Which mythical monster or legendary Lego figure will you create? This is an unsupervised event, so young children should be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Free

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Suitable for ages 5-12 years.

Myths and Legends

11:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday 5 October

The Howgate Shopping Centre, High Street, FK1 1HG

This year our family day is about Myths & Legends. There will be interactive workshops, a craft zone, market traders, a Game of Thrones exhibition and author events throughout the day. Please reserve your free space for the author events by completing their Eventbrite booking, All other activities are drop in throughout the day. Come along and join in the fun. MORE

Free

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Please help us to estimate numbers by reserving your place here or via the Howgate Help Desk.

David McPhail:
Thorfinn and The Dreadful Dragon

11.00am – 12.00pm, Saturday 5 October

The Howgate Shopping Centre, High Street, FK1 1HG

Meet Thorfinn the world’s most polite Viking and Hazel the Dreadful Dragon in the latest addition to David’s hilarious Thorfinn the Nicest Viking series. Have bags of fun learning all about Vikings (and dragons) in this interactive session.

Free

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Suitable for children in P4 – 5

Lindsay Littleson:
Guardians of The Wild Unicorns

1.00pm – 2.00pm, Saturday 5 October

The Howgate Shopping Centre, High Street, FK1 1HG

Lewis and Rhona are caught up in a dangerous adventure to save the world’s last herd of wild unicorns! Discover a word of wild landscapes, dark forces and ancient magic – can the two best friends rescue the legendary creatures in time?

Free

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Suitable for children in P6 – 7

Sunday 6th October

Lari Don: Legends

1.00pm – 2.00pm, Sunday 6 October

Waterstones, 119-121 High St, Falkirk FK1 1ED

 

Award-winning author and storyteller Lari Don will chat about using monsters and magic from myths and legends to create adventure books like the Fabled Beasts Chronicles and Spellchasers trilogy, and she’ll also share one of her favourite old stories.

Award winning children’s author Lari Don reads stories from Scottish Mythology.

 

Suitable for children in P4 – P7

It’s In The Bag:
The Mystery of The Lost Haggis

3.00pm – 4.00pm, Sunday 6 October

The Howgate Shopping Centre, High Street, FK1 1HG

Oh No! Disaster strikes just as the Burns Ceilidh is about to begin. Grandad’s prize winning haggis has gone and Sam & Rosie must solve the mystery. There’ll be lots of well-known Scottish nursery rhymes and songs throughout.Guaranteed fun!

Free

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Suitable for children ages 3 – 6 years old