Last year we launched our Share the Story scheme which gives you the chance to donate to a fund which buys tickets for children and families who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to attend the festival. Our key aims are to inspire young people to read more, make it possible to meet their heroes and encourage them to create stories of their own. Share the Story allows us to offer that opportunity to as many children as possible.

With your help we hope to see this fund benefit even more young readers this year and so we’re asking you to donate £5 to our Share the Story Fund when you buy your tickets. 100% of your donation goes to the children and families where it can make a real difference. We work alongside schools and key organisations to make sure we reach the right people.

Due to the overwhelming generosity of audiences in 2019, we funded 207 tickets for families who wouldn’t normally attend. We worked with local community organisations that support children and families in need, such as Bath Welcomes Refugees, Bath Area Play Project, Mentoring Plus, Bath City Farm, Southside, Bath Rugby Foundation, B&NES Family Placement Team as well as local schools, to distribute the tickets. Thank you to everyone who donated.



Thanks to the generosity of our audiences we funded over 130 tickets for families who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to come to our festival. Thanks also to the schools and community organisations who helped us reach those families and get our tickets out to them. All of these people enabled us to celebrate books with even more children and allowed those children to have new, exciting experiences.

Thank you so much for your support. If you are an organisation and able to help, please contact us direct at: