The Big Malarkey Festival is a celebration of children’s literature for everyone aged 0 – 16 years.
Four days of activities for schools (25-28 June) and a glorious weekend of fun for families (29-30 June) brought to you by Hull Libraries.
The WEEKEND FAMILY PROGRAMME is ENTRY BY TICKET ONLY.
Book online at hulllibraries.eventbrite.co.uk and bring your printed ticket with you. This will be swapped for a wristband at the gate, allowing you to come and go as you wish.
We will make a number of tickets available on the door, at extra cost, but to be sure of a place please purchase your tickets in advance.
Wristbands are also available from any of Hull’s 12 libraries – find them at www.hcandl.co.uk/libraries, and they’ll be happy to help.
Please note the age recommendation for each event – these are guidelines, intended to help you plan your visit and have the best experience for your children.
The Big Malarkey Festival is a welcoming environment for everyone. We want to make it an enjoyable experience for disabled customers and those with specific requirements or additional needs, so please get in touch if you have any questions about accessibility, at Lending.Library@hcandl.co.uk or by phone 01482 210 000.
The site is wheelchair friendly with disabled toilets and a fully-equipped Changing Places facility. Performances in the Big Top are BSL interpreted, in addition a roaming BSL interpreter is available on request for other events in smaller marquees.
The Big Malarkey Festival is a family festival and all activities are designed to be enjoyed by children accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied children and unaccompanied adults will not be able to enter the site. If you want to pop out of the festival, please note there are no crèche facilities on site. If you lose each other, please contact a steward for assistance.
An open-air site is subject to the weather. In case of wet weather, we will try to continue the programme as far as safety allows – please check the forecast, and bring wet weather gear!
FOOD AND DRINK
Kiosks serving light refreshments will be available, and there is plenty of room for picnickers.
Please note – no alcohol is permitted on site.
Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities will be available.
Malarkey Park is in East Park. The park is located to the east of the city centre, on Holderness Road, Hull, HU8 8JU.
The festival site is situated on the field towards the football and rugby pitches – the nearest entrance is Holderness Road.
- On foot: Pedestrian entrances are at Holderness Road, East Park Avenue, Summergangs Road, and James Reckitt Avenue
- By car: Vehicle entrance is at Holderness Road, there will be designated car parking in the park for festival ticket holders
- By bus: From the City Centre: 4, 11, 13, 14, 56
- By bicycle: Cycle parking is available at the café, model boating pond, Animal Education Centre, boathouse, playground and youth zone.