Our day out at Cheltenham Literature Festival

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog!

This week Bubba and I have had the pleasure of visiting Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Held each year in the stunning Montpellier Gardens the Cheltenham Literature Festival is a celebration of the written word designed to warm your heart as the leaves start to fall.

This year we were kindly offered press tickets to see an event called ‘There’s a pig up my nose’ based on the book of the same name by John Dougherty and Laura Hughes.

The event focused on a retelling of the picture book story, a lovely sing-a-long and a drawing masterclass where we learnt to draw our very own pigs!

Held in The Hive, one of the festival’s tented spaces, the event was superbly set up for families with a thoughtful buggy park right outside and comfy cushions and fairy lighting on the inside. The resulting feel was a cosy, welcoming space where families were embraced and encouraged to join in.

John and Laura were fantastic at engaging audience members of all ages and we had a brilliant time oinking along with the crowd.

After the event we looked inside the children’s bookstore, visited the onsite park to burn off some energy and finally stumbled across the Whittard’s of Chelsea tea tasting tent.

Bubbling away were many tasty teas to try for free! I enjoyed buttery oolong, tasty chai, mellow jasmine dragon pearl and surprising chocolate and popcorn.

The taster tent offers a lovely place to pass the time for half an hour with comfy beanbags and a whirring, stirring hot chocolate machine to enjoy too. You can even write a postcard and have it sent for free too. Be sure to pop in and take time for tea if you are visiting the festival.

Have you been to the Cheltenham Literature Festival before? What events are you looking forward to seeing? Comment below or contact me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube and let me know.

Love, Thrifty Mumma X

As mentioned, we received press tickets to the Cheltenham Literature Festival which meant we could attend this event free of charge. Thank you to the Cheltenham Literature Festival team for inviting us along.

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