Children’s Reading Festivals is the brainchild of local born author Christina Gabbitas. There are over 350 literature festivals in the UK with less than 10% solely centred on children. With failing literacy levels and England being ranked bottom of the table in the developed world for 16-17 year olds, Christina thinks we should be concentrating on children in early years and primary to instil interest, intrigue and a love of books.    


Blackburn Children’s Reading Festival is set to encourage children from all cultures , backgrounds and abilities to read and write.


We believe that reading is not just fantastic educationally but socially and emotionally too.

RT @NSPCC: Last Christmas we had hundreds of calls about neglect. Watch Bradley's story of when he discovered a child was being neglected -…
2 days ago
RT @MoorfieldIlkley: Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! #ChristmasJumperDay #ilkley #christmas!
2 days ago
RT @AngryGiant2: Meet #Author Nigel Womack & #Illustrator Ursula Hurst @whsmith #Blackburn 16th February, signing their debut children's bo…
2 days ago
Thank you to our Partners

Take a look at What's On

Special thanks to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council