Welcome to the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival Marketplace 2019!

We’re so lucky to have these top-notch traders as part of our Festival family! We hope you’ll keep an eye out for them beside Barnes Pond and buy their stuff (please).



Purple Dragon is an urban country club for families, with clubs in Chelsea & Putney. It has been described as ‘the world’s best family club’. A place for children, that loves adults. Just bring the kids, everything else has been thought of. With hundreds of things to do, it’s the ultimate in guilt-free time. Our Clubs encourage ‘freedom in the city’ allowing children to explore, discover, socialise and learn.



Inspire your child to love reading with a monthly book subscription!

Parrot Street Book Club is a subscription book club for children aged 5 to 11. You’ll receive great new books that you might not have discovered for yourself, plus book-club style questions and activities that all add to the fun!



Torchlight are a locally focused agency based in Barnes in South West London, run by experienced tutors and teachers and provide a bespoke, professional service with a uniquely personal touch.

Wurkshop offer specialist art and craft in the heart of Barnes, South West London. Unique classes, unusual skills and unforgettable experiences for children and adults.

Come and join us at the festival for some free fun and creativity for children.



Glitterlicious is your one-stop shop for faceprinting and glitter. Based in East Sheen, we can supply trained, insured and CRB checked painters to your event – be it Children’s parties, Adult parties, Weddings, Events, Fairs and Festivals – or anywhere else you might need to add a splash of colour!  We use only the best quality products and arrive fully loaded – all you need to supply is water! We are happy to work with your theme and can design a selection of options bespoke to your booking.  Please get in touch to make an enquiry.


Pandemonium has always been about exciting and inspiring children – encouraging the sense of wonder that we all remember from visiting great toy shops when we were young. We have a playroom for classes, clubs and for children’s parties. We have a timetable of activities each week, so make sure to check out what’s on.


A new way to enjoy literature. Hand-made posters designed to stimulate the viewer in the most sublime way. We will have unique framed artworks available to buy at the festival.