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Emmerdale star Danny Miller to host brand-new family festival in Bolton this weekend

If you know a little'un who loves all things books and storytelling, this one is right up their street.

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Stockport-born actor and soap star Danny Miller is hosting a brand-new family-friendly festival in Bolton and it’s kicking off this weekend.

The long-serving Emmerdale face and winner of I’m A Celebrity 2021 is taking his Albert’s Bookshelf series, launched with Capital FM co-host Nigel Clucas back in July 2023, and turning into a daytime festival with fun for all ages.

Set to pop up at Open Air Bounce over in the Greater Manchester borough this Sunday, the first-ever Albert’s Bookshelf Summer Festival will see live readings from special guests, celebrity meet-and-greets and a whole host of activities.

A great one to keep the kids busy with something wholesome this weekend – especially if they’re fellow bookworms.

The podcast and online audiobook format was named after Miller’s son, still just a toddler, and created this time last year as a creative birthday present for the little lad who, like many other mini Mancs and children all over the country, simply loves to read.


With stories and educational books brought to life with passionate narration from some of the best in the business, Albert’s Bookshelf has become a brilliant resource for kids to learn and immerse themselves in a world of fiction – the importance of which can never be understated at such a young age.

Now though, Miller and Clucas will be expanding their own imaginations and bringing the brand to life in person, with a total of 15 inflatables and bouncy castles, a foam party and much more.


The hope is to make it not just a special day for Albert and all the other kids coming along but for local families in general. There will also be live appearances from child-friendly performer MC Grammar, as well as comedian and actor Steve Royle.

There’s even staycation raffle prizes for the parents.

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With storytelling at the very heart and soul of this wholesome event, the all-dayer is a great opportunity to get kids engaged with literature and reading in all forms.


Albert’s Bookshelf Festival takes place on Sunday, 7 July, groups can book in for a two-and-a-half-hour morning or afternoon session at the event.

Tickets are just £3.50 for adults, £10.95 for kids ages 1-3 and £13.95 for those aged four and over. You can grab yours HERE.

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Featured Images — Albert’s Bookshelf (via IG)