SCRAPtastic Stories

Join fairandfunky for SCRAPtastic Stories – a creative, crafty story session.

Enjoy readings of Someone Swallowed Stanley, a brilliant children’s book with a strong environmental message about littering, and make a jellyfish or fish mobile from recycled materials.

A drop-in session with readings of the story at 11.30am, 1.00pm and 2.30pm.

Free (no booking required)
However, you can make a donation to the festival if you wish 

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Location: MakerWorld

Age guidance: all ages (Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult)

For accessibility please call the Piazza Centre on 01484 534594

Adventures Around Our Blue and Green Planet

An interactive talk with Leisa Stewart-Sharpe, author of children’s books Blue Planet II and The Green Planet.

Pull on your backpack, lace up your boots and set off on an adventure around our wonderful world! Discover what makes Earth so special and experience what it looks, feels, tastes, smells and sounds like in some of the world’s most extreme places – from Mount Everest to the deep ocean.

Along the way, you’ll find out about changes happening to the planet and meet real-life superheroes – Earth Shakers – who are helping to save it. Plus you’ll discover handy tips on how small changes you make at home can make a BIG difference to the world.

Originally from Australia, Leisa Stewart-Sharpe writes stunning non-fiction and picture books, including Blue Planet II and The Green Planet, part of a major new children’s non-fiction series in collaboration with BBC Earth. Her book What a Wonderful World takes readers on a journey around the planet and her latest book How Does Chocolate Taste on Everest? is out in March.

Festival Hub, (next to Toyland) Piazza, Princess Alexandra Walk HD1 2RS

Free (booking recommended)
Book Tickets

Age guidance: 7+ (under 16s should be accompanied by an adult)



Our HLF/Woven Book Trails return to various Huddersfield districts. Get your community involved and let us know if your village wants to take part.

Check back on this page or follow us on social media to find a trail near you. Or get your community involved and let us know your village is taking part.

The Book Trails are a fun way to create interest as people walk around local areas of the town. Each participant will create a scene or character(s) from a favourite book to display in their garden or window (home or shop/business), and each area will create a map to follow of the various displays.

We encourage the use of eco-friendly and recycled materials, such as old clothes/fabrics to create the displays and the Book Trails are supported by Woven, a biennial festival that celebrates innovation in textiles across Kirklees.

The best entry chosen in each participating area will win a £20 book token and will be put forward to compete with other groups to win a luxury hamper of literary and food items.

For more information on taking part, contact:

Saturday 26 March – Sunday 3 April

Various sites across the town

Book trail map

Book Trails 2022

Free (no booking required)

All ages