Ticket offers & passes

We often run special offers, discounts and deals for our events. To keep up-to-date, look out for deals on social media, or in our newsletter

Please note: we have a new booking system this year, make sure to read our booking information

Big DoG 2019

Dumfries Children's Book FESTIVAL

Day Tickets

  • Big DoG family tickets are available for £15 a day
  • A day ticket permits entry for up to five family members, including a maximum of two adults
  • If booking online, first add the Big DoG Family Day Ticket for Saturday or Sunday to your shopping cart, and then go to 'What's On' to book tickets for the events that you want to attend - you must book tickets for each individual event.

Family Ghost Walk Tickets

  • Big DoG family tickets for the Ghost Walk are available for £19
  • The family pass permits entry for up to four family members, including a maximum of two adults
  • If booking online, just add the Big DoG Family Ghost Walk Ticket to your shopping cart.

Ticketing Policy

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult; one accompanying adult attends free but must also have a ticket
  • Under-2s who do not need a seat are free
  • Ages in the listings are for guidance only.


Young readers and Writers Day

Ticketing policy

  • All events are free for 14-25 year olds
  • Participants aged 26+ pay £5 per event
  • Lunch is included for all-day attendees 
  • Tickets to any of the workshops will automatically allow you free entry to Solway to Svalbard
  • You can book online, in person or by telephone
  • Bring proof of age ID with you to the event.