Mike Barfield the Worlds First Rollercoaster


Friday 5th July, 1.30pm – 2.30pm, Hexham Abbey. 


This event is suitable for Yrs 3/4/5.

Tickets cost £2 and are free for pupil premium students. Books will be available to pre-order for collection on the day.


Blue Peter award-winning Thirsk author Mike Barfield joins us for an event with his new book, The World’s First Rollercoaster: and Other Amazing Inventions. The book tells the fascinating true stories behind an amazing range of inventions and innovations, from bubble wrap and the barcode, to – of course – the world’s first rollercoaster. Illustrated in a lively comic-strip format, we meet the inventors we know and love as well as young ‘wizards’, encouraging kids to make their own inventions, with instructions on how to submit a patent.


To book places for your school, please email Sarah at sarah@hexhambookfestival.co.uk