Bottom's Book Market

Continue your festival experience by immersing yourself in our interactive storytelling space for free when you buy a ticket to any Shakespeare’s Telling Tales event. The space can also be accessed by purchasing tickets for our family tours.  


Reading Forest


Enter our enchanted multi-sensory reading forest and explore a tale or two in the twinkling forest light. Keep an eye open for our special guests who might even read a story to you!


Book Signings

Make your way to the stage in Bottom’s Book Market after our author events to get your books signed by your favourite authors.


Interactive Illustrations

Make your mark on our amazing story wall. Create and colour your own story with characters created by Marcia Williams for you to bring to life. What will your story be?


The Book Stall

Browse and buy your favourite family stories at our book stall hosted by the magical Tales on Moon Lane bookstore.


Picnic and Activity Area

Need a rest? Bring your sandwiches to our relaxing picnic spot with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.


Dress and Print Demonstrations

Travel back in time to discover what Shakespeare would have worn and how his plays were printed.