LEDBURY’S World Book Day 2024 returns with everything from workshops and face painting to storytelling, baby and toddler sensory time and performances.

There’s a chance to solve author Andy Seed’s tricky riddles and have a go at some talking games or see if you can complete Andy’s A to Z challenge and win a prize.

There are two arts workshops where children can get creative making their own menagerie of beasts using collages or meet Tabatha who is a rather bossy sheep and her friends as they entertain with their songs.

Little bees are on a quest to save their species and they need help.

Jam-packed with catchy songs, fun-filled sketches, audience participation and a strong educational message to create a buzz.

Events are being held everywhere from the Master’s House at Ledbury Library and St Katherine’s Hall to the Methodist Church and the Market Theatre on Saturday, March 9 from 10am to 4pm.

Olivia Trueman, community development officer for Ledbury Town Council, said: “Ledbury’s World Book Day is a fantastic opportunity for all families to participate in fun and interactive workshops throughout the town. From sensory classes for babies and toddlers, and drama workshops for teens, there really is something for everybody.

“We have so many wonderful connections to poetry and authors here in Ledbury, so it’s even more important that we celebrate reading for pleasure.

“Follow our Facebook and Instagram for more information, and don’t forget to tag us in your photos using #LedburyWBD24 for the chance to win a signed picture of Tim Peake and a copy of his book (the first British astronaut to conduct a spacewalk from the International Space Station) and a meal at Beefy Boys.”

This event is free and has been made possible by Ledbury Town Council and UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

For a full programme of all the entertainment there will be digital programmes on the Town Council website and hard copies in the office (which is also the Tourist Information).