Sunday Family Book Festival

Family Day Pass : Sunday 19 June

Various Venues  /   £35.00  /   Buy tickets
Buy a Family Day Pass for Sunday and enjoy lots of family events at a special rate! > MORE

Abbotsford Knight School

Abbotsford Tipi  /   12.00pm - 4.00pm  /   Free  /  
Calling all courageous knights! Pop into Abbotsford’s special Ivanhoe Tipi in The Orchard and get creative with medieval-inspired activities for children of all ages... > MORE

Gorilla Loves Vanilla with Chae Strathie

Harmony Marquee  /   12.15pm  /   £5.00  /   Buy tickets
Join award-winning writer Chae Strathie as he performs his delicious new picture book Gorilla Loves Vanilla. All the animals who visit Sam’s ice cream parlour order very strange flavours indeed... > MORE

Michael Morpurgo - Private Peaceful

The Times Marquee  /   12.30pm  /   £5.00  /   Buy tickets
Everyone’s favourite storyteller is back in Melrose where he’ll be talking about the special commemorative edition of his haunting novel Private Peaceful and reflecting back 100 years to the bloody battle of the Somme... > MORE

Scottish Opera : A Little Bit of Northern Light

Scottish Opera Trailer, St Mary's Rd  /   1.00pm - 1.30pm  /   £5.00  /   Buy tickets
Scottish Opera is back, bringing us more great pop-up operas from its theatre on wheels! This is the story of one lonely little lighthouse standing firm against the storms of the North Atlantic tide... > MORE

Colouring in at Melrose

Davidson Chalmers Storytelling Tent  /   1.00pm - 2.30pm  /   Free  /  
Pop in to the Davidson Chalmers Storytelling Tent this afternoon and try your hand at our massive colouring-in poster featuring Melrose Abbey... > MORE

A Puppy's Tale

Knight Frank Marquee  /   1.45pm  /   £5.00  /   Buy tickets
Mac and Bob author, Alan Windram, reveals his brand new picture book. A Puppy’s Tale tells the story of lovable puppy, Georgie, who loves to jump, to hop and to run around and around... > MORE

Allan Burnett – Celts versus Vikings

Bruce Stevenson Marquee  /   2.00pm  /   £5.00  /   Buy tickets
Celts and Vikings go to war in this action-packed event featuring two of the most terrifying tribes in European history... > MORE

Scottish Opera: A Little Bit of Northern Light

Scottish Opera Trailer, St Mary's Rd  /   2.15pm - 2.45pm  /   £5.00  /   Buy tickets
Scottish Opera is back, bringing us more great pop-up operas from its theatre on wheels! This is the story of one lonely little lighthouse standing firm against the storms of the North Atlantic tide... > MORE

Storytime

Davidson Chalmers Storytelling Tent  /   3.00pm - 3.30pm  /   Free  /  
Join Mark Timmins for a great collection of magical, funny and captivating stories from your best loved writers. Especially suited to 3 -10s... > MORE

Julius Zebra with Gary Northfield

Harmony Marquee  /   3.15pm  /   £5.00  /   Buy tickets
Full of Roman facts and drawing tips for budding young cartoonists, this event will have you laughing out loud as master cartoonist Gary Northfield (The Beano, The Dandy) introduces the hilarious world of Julius Zebra... > MORE

The Children's Garden - Loads of Things to Make and Grow

Knight Frank Marquee  /   3.15pm  /   £5.00  /   Buy tickets
A garden can be a place for discovery, creativity and fun, somewhere that children can enjoy and find out about the natural world. Join author Matthew Appleby as he shares some easy garden projects for families... > MORE

Storytime

Davidson Chalmers Storytelling Tent  /   4.00pm - 4.30pm  /   Free  /  
Join Mark Timmins for a great collection of magical, funny and captivating stories from your best loved writers. Especially suited to 3 -10s... > MORE
 
 

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