The Storyland Family Festival is set to entertain families with a bumper crop of authors, artists and performers when it touches down in Hexham on Sunday June 30.

Queen’s Hall and Sele Park will host fun workshops, storytelling sessions, meet and greets with authors, and more over the course of the day.

A free circus show at 11.15am will bring Sele Park to life, and other exciting activities will include arts and crafts, face painting, and a book swap.

Circus skills drop-in sessions are on offer, and local food vendors will be present.

The popular Bandstand Sessions will also make a return for 2024's edition.

At the festival, attendees can enjoy the company of local author Emily MacKenzie, who will host a draw-along session.

Local author Emily Mackenzie will host a draw-along sessionLocal author Emily Mackenzie will host a draw-along session (Image: John Sinclair)

The little ones will be enchanted by sensory story time in the library, courtesy of Adventure Babies, while Emily Dodd hosts Crime Squirrel Investigators.

Local poet Amy Langdown will guide a spoken word workshop and performance aimed at budding writers.

Backed by the Gillian Dickinson Trust, the festival is designed for families to enjoy the magic of books.

Tickets are available for purchase from Queen’s Hall, or by visiting the Hexham Book Festival website, and drop-in events are payable on the day.