Family Program

The 2019 Scribblers Family Program has landed! This year at our family weekend, courtesy of our fabulous storytellers who come from all over the world, you could put yourselves in the shoes of a super-spy; imagine what it's like to be a deep-space explorer; or try life under the ocean waves.

You could eavesdrop on our podcasters as they grill authors in the Conversation Caravan. You could start your own saga, get a poetry prescription from the Book Doctor, or visit our immersive reef-themed installation by Indonesian artist Mulyana. There are things for the whole family to do, see, experience and enjoy.

We can't wait to see you at the Festival!
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Bookings

Enjoy most of our family programming throughout May 11-12 for FREE. If the session you're interested in doesn't indicate a need for tickets then all you need to do is show up! If you're interested in booking one of our special workshops, find it below and click on the link to purchase tickets.

Or check out all the FREE activities and special things we have planned for mothers and children of all ages at our action-packed Scribblers Family Program weekend event
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Festival Opening

9.45AM

| ALL AGES
Free Event
The Potter Pavillion
The Book Doctor Will See You Now...

10.00AM - 3.00PM

ALL AGES
Free Event
The Goods Shed
The Golden Pen Award

9.45AM

| AGE: 12+
Free Event
The Story Station
Do You Haiku? Upcycle Those Syllables Now!

10.00AM - 3.00PM

| AGE: 6+
Free Event
The Goods Shed
Meet Australia's Most Famous Maths Teacher

10.00AM - 10.30AM

| AGE: 8+
Free Event
The Potter Pavillion
Draw All Over The Wall - Yes, Really

10.00AM - 3.00PM

| ALL AGES
Free Event
The Goods Shed
What Could You Tell The World

10.00AM - 11.00AM

| AGE: 9+
Tickets $20
Claremont Lawn Tennis Club
When Hollywood Calls, Who Calls The Shots?

10.00AM - 10.40AM

| AGE 12+
Free Event
The Story Station
Storytime In The Shed

10.30AM - 11.00AM

| AGE: 3+
Free Event
The Goods Shed
Do You Have Ways of Making Jacqueline Harvey Talk...?

10.50AM - 11.20AM

| AGE: 6+
Free Event
The Potter Pavillion
Storytime In The Shed

1.30PM - 2.00PM

| AGE: 3+
Free Event
The Goods Shed
How To Be Ruler Of Your Universe: The Art Of The Paracosm

11.00AM - 11.40AM

| AGE: 12+
Free Event
The Story Station
Pencils At The Ready! Create Your Own Characters

11.30AM - 12.30PM

| AGE: 7+
Tickets $20
Claremont Lawn Tennis Club
Vital Science-tistics with Dr Karl

11.40AM - 12.10PM

| AGE: 10+
Free Event
The Potter Pavillion
Conversation Caravan

10.00AM - 3.00PM

| ALL AGES
Free Event
Festival Gardens
Writers Who Are Keeping It Real

12.00PM-12.40PM

| AGE: 12+
Free Event
The Story Station
Flag Making

11AM - 1PM

ALL AGES
Free Event
Festival Gardens
Why It's Hard To Be Good When You Are Elizabella

12.30PM - 1.00PM

| AGE: 7+
Free Event
The Potter Pavillion
Writing Funny With Philip Ardagh (LOL)

1.00PM - 2.00PM

| AGE: +7
Tickets $20
Claremont Lawn Tennis Club
Me Two

1.00PM - 1.40PM

| AGE: 12+
Free Event
The Story Station
Noni the Pony Rescues a Joey

1.20PM - 1.50PM

| AGE: 3+
Free Event
The Potter Pavillion
Funny Stories

2.10PM - 2.40PM 

| AGE 8+
Free Event
The Potter Pavillion
Draw Some Awesome Things With Georgia

2.30PM - 3.30PM

| AGE: 7+
Tickets $20
Claremont Lawn Tennis Club
We All Love A Good Butt Joke

3.00PM - 3.30PM

| AGE: 3+
Free Event
The Potter Pavillion
Come On A Journey With Alison Lester

10.00AM - 10.30AM

| AGE: 3+
Free Event
The Potter Pavillion
The Book Doctor Will See You Now...

10.00AM - 3.00PM

| ALL AGES
Free Event
The Goods Shed
Eaten Your Breakfast? Now Reach for the Stars

10.00AM - 10.30AM

| AGE: 3+
Free Event
The Story Station
Do You Haiku? Upcycle Those Syllables Now!

10.00AM - 3.00PM

| AGE: 6+
Free Event
The Goods Shed
Writing 101 With Celine Kiernan

10.00AM - 11.00AM

| AGE: 9+
Tickets $20
Claremont Lawn Tennis Club
Draw All Over The Wall - Yes, Really

10.00AM - 3.00PM

| ALL AGES
Free Event
The Goods Shed
Do You Have Ways of Making Jacqueline Harvey Talk...?

10.50AM - 11.20AM

| AGE: 6+
Free Event
The Potter Pavillion
What's Thousands Of Years Old, And Still Fresh?

10.50AM - 11.20AM

| AGE: 7+
Free Event
The Story Station
Deep Dive Into Drawing With Kylie

11.30AM - 12.30PM

| AGE: 6+
Tickets $20
Claremont Lawn Tennis Club
Stepping Into The Labyrinth With Jeremy Lachlan

11.40AM - 12.10PM

| AGE: 8+
Free Event
The Potter Pavillion
Storytime In The Shed

10.30AM - 11.00AM

| AGE: 3+
Free Event
The Goods Shed
Who's Quickest On The Draw?

11.40AM - 12.10PM

| ALL AGES
Free Event
The Story Station
Storytime In The Shed

1.30PM - 2.00PM

| AGE: 3+
Free Event
The Goods Shed
Let Me Sleep Sheep!

12.30PM - 1.00PM

| AGE: 3+
Free Event
The Potter Pavillion
Flag Making

11AM - 1PM

| ALL AGES
Free Event
Festival Gardens
Go On An Epic Adventure With Cristy Burne

12.30PM - 1.00PM

| AGE: 7+
Free Event
The Story Station
Conversation Caravan

10.00AM - 3.00PM

| ALL AGES
Free Event
Festival Gardens
Calligraphy With The Articulate

10.00AM - 12.00PM

| ALL AGES
Free Event
The Goods Shed
Create Your Own Superhero

1.00PM - 2.00PM

| AGE: 6+
Tickets $20
Claremont Lawn Tennis Club
Mothers Day Market

9.00AM - 11.00AM

| ALL AGES
Free Event
The Goods Shed
Meet Philip Ardagh: He's Beardy, Pommie, And Seriously Funny

1.20PM - 1.50PM

| AGE: 7+
Free Event
The Potter Pavillion
Flower Cart

9.00AM - 11.00AM

| ALL AGES
Free Event
Festival Gardens
Funny Stories

1.20PM - 1.50PM

| AGE: 8+
Free Event
The Story Station
Fish Kid

2.10PM - 2.40PM

| AGE: 7+
Free Event
The Potter Pavillion
Extraordinary Adventures

2.10PM - 2.40PM

| AGE: 8+
Free Event
The Story Station
The Science Of Storytelling: What's The Secret Formula

2.30PM - 3.30PM

| AGE: 7+
Tickets $20
Claremont Lawn Tennis Club
Pen Pals Or Penemies

3.00PM - 3.30PM

| AGE: 5+
Free Event
The Potter Pavillion
Yes, I must have the all new orange, 430! Wait, What Is It?

3.00PM - 3.30PM

| AGE: 3+
Free Event
The Story Station