Parties and Event Space hire

Where better to host your little book-lover’s party than an award winning, city centre bookshop? Here at Bookbugs and Dragon Tales, we are very excited to be able to offer our birthday party packages. 

Party package one:          £40 set price

  • Two hours use of our event space, plus half an hour either side for setting up and packing away.
  • Use of our disco lights and the Bluetooth speaker.
  • Use of our chairs and tables.

Party bags are available at an extra £5 per child, these include a book each from our current stock, bookmarks and some treats.

Party Package 2:          £18.50 per child

  • A two-hour bespoke event run by one of our Bookbugs facilitators
  • Choose from a craft or drama session based on a theme/book of your choice, a  bounce and rhyme session for the smaller party-goers , OR a Storytime session. 
  • Three party games with prizes, choose from the old favourites or let us know what your favourite games are. We can tailor these to suit your theme and the age of the children.
  • Based on your child’s favourite tunes, we will provide a playlist for background music, party games and dancing
  • Disco lights
  • We will decorate the room for you with our selection of party decorations, if you have anything specific, we would be more than happy to include it.
  • Jugs of squash or water (cups included) and a free tea or coffee for the birthday child’s grown-ups
  • Use of our tables and chairs
  • A party bag for each guest including a book of your choice, bookmarks and treats
  • At the end of the party, the birthday child – with the help of our booksellers, can choose their own party-bag book from our bookshop.

Party package 2 is available for a minimum of eight children, and a maximum of fifteen. Our party packages are perfect for children ages three to eight, but we’re happy  to modify our activities to suit older children too, for example art, sculpture or creative writing.

If you would like to hold your party at Bookbugs and Dragon Tales email us at, pop in to the shop or give us a call on 01603 964 022.