Blessington Bookstore



We’re super excited to welcome our friends from The Blessington Bookstore to Kaleidoscope this year! Shortlisted as Children’s Bookshop of the Year 2019 and twice voted Best Independent Bookshop in Ireland, the Blessington Bookstore is a haven for bookworms of all ages. From smash hit best sellers, to historical masterpieces, to lovely niche reads, the Blessington Bookstore is the one!

The Blessington Bookstore is bringing their special magic to Kaleidoscope. Entry is free but places are limited - sign up in advance at The Blessington Book Store Tent to make sure you reserve your spot!

Sharpen your Quidditch sticks, it’s the Harry Potter Trivia Quiz. There’ll be a special prize for the winning team, Muggles and Wizards and Witches welcome!

Munch breakfast with The Hungry Caterpillar - there’ll be readings, games and breakfast treats for toddler cater-babies and their hungry parents.

Go on a reading adventure with Jackie Burke, author of The Secrets of Grindlewood (age 7+)

What’s better than a story about Johnny Magory?? A story about Johnny Magory, and you’re in your pyjamas! Join the Kaleidoscope Pyjama Party with Johnny Magory! Hosted by author Emma-Jane Leeson, it’ll be a pyjama party feast with bedtime treats for all!


Rise and shine, it’s reading time! Join us in the Spoken Word Tent for Morning Readings from the new Secret Seven Adventure,from the works of David Walliams and Dave Rudden. Activity sheets and goody bags for all! (age 7+)

This will be ommmmmmazing! Join Louise Shanagher, author of Ireland's first series of mindfulness books for children, for a Mindfully Me Workshop. She’ll read from her books, and introduce fun, creative mindfulness practices and techniques for children aged 4 to 12 years.

Throughout The Festival
Pick up your entry form for the Top Model Drawing Competition at the Spoken Word tent. The competition closes at 12 noon on the Kaleidoscope Sunday (30th), make sure you pop your entry in the box to be in with a chance to win! AND there’s a free gift for all entries too (while stocks last!) and of course, special prizes for the top 3 entries! Yahoo!

Kaleidoscope Festival