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June 17, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • FREE
  • Young Essex

Family Fun Day – Harlow

Sade Fadipe, SP K-Mushambi, Ray Star


Harlow Library, Cross Street
Harlow, CM20 1HA
Booking essential

Family Fun Day
Harlow Central Library, Cross Street, Harlow, CM20 1HA
Saturday 17 June, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Celebrate the first anniversary of Harlow Library’s wonderful refurbishment by joining us for a day of FREE family activities.

Drop-in activities include Baby & Toddler Rhymetime, Family Storytime, Arts & Crafts activities by ACL, Childrens Book Trail, Bertie the Therapy Dog and a special performance by Livewire Theatre Group.


Bertie the Therapy Dog

Children can book a session to read to Bertie the therapy dog in a one-to-one ten minute session. These sessions are also held every third Saturday of the month at Harlow Central Library. Free but booking essential by emailing harlow.library@essex.gov.uk.



Free Childrens Workshops

Free but places are limited for these workshops, taking place in one of the ACL rooms at Harlow Library, so booking essential – click on each workshop title for more information and booking links.

Sade Fadipe – Fun Stories from Far Away

** This workshop has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. **

A cultural storytelling session with Essex-based Teacher and Writer, Sade Fadipe, as she shares from her book A Fun ABC. Join her main character, Adanah, as she goes on an alphabetical adventure, visiting her grandfather in a far-away place.

Told in a Claps, Rhymes and Rhythms, this is bound to be lots of fun, with Arts & Craft too.

For ages 4+.


SP K-Mushambi – Author Storytime: Tarirai’s Choice

** This workshop has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. **

Meet the Big Safari Five. Will they be able to help Tarirai solve the problem?
Will they save Bao the Baobab tree in time?
A fun interactive reading session with colouring activity and instruments to play.

For ages 4-8.


Ray Star – Writing for Nature Workshop

Come along for a creative writing session with a wildlife twist! Does your child love animals and nature? Together we’ll create a story highlighting a creature or creepy crawly of their choice and go on an adventure to help nature through the written word. Parents / Guardians are welcome to join in!

For ages 7+.


All those aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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Harlow Library
Cross Street
Harlow, CM20 1HA
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