Cheltenham Folk Festival
This weekend of entertainment will be preceded by a week of workshops for children to learn dances and songs that will be performed at the festival.
Information: 01242 521621 Box office: 01242 227979.
Jorvik Viking Festival
This annual festival features several events, with the main activities scheduled for February 17. Phone 01904 643 211 or visit www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk for details.
February 26- March 4
Bedtime Reading Week
This national initiative, to coincide with World Book Day on March 1, is dsigned to encourage families to read together. Events include a week of celebrity shorts on BBC1, with stars reading their favourite stories; a children's writing competition; reading parties in bookshops and libraries and a national survey of the reading habits of children and adults. For more details of World Book Day events see page 40. See also www.worldbookday.com.
The Bath Literature Festival
Events for children include authors' readings on a bus, storytelling sessions, a talk by illustrator Quentin Blake and much more. Call 01225 462 231 for more information.