Every year, Sydney Writers' Festival runs events for literary little ones and bookworm families that excite and energise young minds.

Family Day returns in 2022 for an entertaining and informative celebration of self-expression, science, art and storytelling. Adam Goodes, David Hardy and Ellie Laing celebrate First Nations cultures and histories in Welcome to Our Country, while Corey Tutt shares knowledge of the First Scientists of this land. Learn all about animals with Sami Bayly and Remy Lai. Sing a song with Josh Pyke and dive into a forest of fairytales with Shaun Micallef. Say farewell to Felix with Morris Gleitzman, and hello to Stevie Louise with Tanya Hennessy. And for those brave enough, get spooked by a scary story or two from Deborah Abela and friends.

Whichever adventure you choose, you're in for a great day!

All Family Day events are $5. Bookings are essential.

The Big Backyard

The Big Backyard returns with free activities that will whisk kids away into a world of wonder. With a giant colouring-in wall by Matt Cosgrove, stories ready for reading in our Clubhouse Corner, guided art classes and more, get lost in your imagination at the Big Backyard.

Bookings at the Big Backyard are not required and all events are free.