Books in the Park events

Books in the Park events

To help children keep reading over the school holidays, two ‘Books in the Park’ events are taking place.

Part of the Essex Year of Reading, the events include special story time sessions. They take place at Thorndon and Weald Country parks on Thursday 11 August. During the sessions, families can hear children’s classics, The Gruffalo and Stick Man.

The session at Thorndon takes place 10.30am-11.30am and the session at Weald takes place 2pm-3pm. The events are free but car parking charges will apply.

The Country Parks are home to the Gruffalo and Stick Man trails. Families are welcome to walk the trails before or after the story time sessions.

Children and adults can also visit the Essex Library Service mobile library on the day. A range of books will be available to borrow. Parents and carers can also sign their children and themselves up for free library cards.

The mobile library will be at Thorndon between 10am-12pm and at Weald between 1.30pm-3.30pm on the day (subject to weather conditions).

There are lots of other ways to get involved with the Essex Year of Reading this summer. Take part in our ‘Reading in Unusual Places’ challenge. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play for more fun ideas to help your child discover a lifelong love of reading.

Last updated 28 July 2022