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Top 10 upcoming children's events for August 2022

Looking to keep your kids busy in August? Take a look at our top picks of children's events taking place in libraries this month!

We've got loads of fun events for children and teens lined up, including author events, beachcombing fun, craft activities and more!

To find more events and activities near you, take a look at our What's On event listings →

Theatre-themed craft sessions at Southwold Library

Southwold Library is hosting a variety of free theatre-themed craft sessions for children this August with Cambridge Touring Productions!

Each craft session will include themes from the performance. Children can make their own sword and crown, a fire-breathing dragon, Italian masks and much more.

Craft sessions take place on Friday 12, Tuesday 16, Friday 19, Friday 26 and Tuesday 30 August.

Fashion Design Workshop at Great Cornard Library

Come along to this free creative design workshop for children aged 8+ at Great Cornard Library on Tuesday 2 August!

Taking inspiration from books, magazines and found materials, we will produce fashion design drawings and artwork using collage and illustration.

Children's author activities

We're hosting fun reading activities and author events in several of our libraries for children to get involved with this August!

Join children's authors Dominique Valente, Marjoke Henrichs and Amanda Kidd for reading sessions and special activities for children of all ages.

Summer Reading Challenge crafts

Get ready Gadgeteers! Come along to the library and enjoy fun weekly creative craft activities for children for this year's Summer Reading Challenge.

Enjoy weekly craft activities every Wednesday during the school holidays at Stowmarket Library and Ipswich County Library.

Terrific Train Fun at Capel St Mary Library

Join us for a fun morning of trains at Capel St Mary Library on Tuesday 9 August! Trainmaster Suffolk will be bringing miles of track and trains for children to play with. You can also ride on a train and a train rollercoaster!

Storytime with Mama G at Haverhill Library

Enjoy a fun storytime session with Mama G, everyone's favourite pantomime dame!

Bring your little ones down to Haverhill Library on Tuesday 9 August and enjoy an engaging and colourful storytelling activity in the welcoming space of the library. Suitable for children aged 5-12.

Summer Lego Club at Lowestoft Library

Join in with Lowestoft Library's free Lego Club and build your creations in the library this summer!

We're offering six free weekly Lego taster sessions throughout July and August. Each week there will be a suggested theme, and we'll have lots of Lego books for inspiration!

Tiger-themed activities at Chantry Library

Come along to Chantry Library on Tuesday 9 August and enjoy some fun crafts and activities, themed around the beloved Judith Kerr children's story The Tiger Who Came to Tea!

Meet a handmade six-foot tiger and enjoy a morning of fun with a story and tiger trail.

Beach Bonkers

The beach is coming to our libraries! Join Kate from Beach Bonkers and explore a beach in the library. Enjoy some fun eco-friendly craft activities, comb the beach for treasure and find what interesting things lay under the stones!

Julia Donaldson character crafts at Oulton Broad Library

Join us for a fun craft session at Oulton Broad Library on Saturday 23 July, themed around the beloved book characters by Julia Donaldson! Get involved with Gruffalo, Stickman and Superworm craft activities, perfect for children aged 4-12.