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Family friendly events and tours

A range of activities suitable for families with children

Grumbold the Dragon reading a bookFamily trails

Both our family trails are free, and suitable for kids of all ages.

Just pick up a trail at the Welcome Desk and have fun while learning and exploring The John Rylands Library.

Dragon Healer – NEW for 2020

Grumbold the Dragon has the flu and needs some powerful medicine to cure him - his sneezes are setting our books on fire!

Search the Library and complete the steps to become a Dragon Healer, save our books and cure Grumbold!

Detective Grumbold Dragon and the case of the missing spectacles

Grumbold the Library Dragon has lost his spectacles and needs your help to find them!

Explore the Library at your own pace and look for Grumbold’s specs.

Family friendly events