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

Family day pass: how it works

  • Family Day Passes are available for the busiest days of the Children’s Festival (Sat 28, Sun 29 September & 5 October) at £25 per day. 
  • A day pass permits entry for up to five family members, including a maximum of two adults. To guarantee availability for specific events, day-ticket holders must also reserve seats. 
  • Some special events are pay-as-you-go (e.g. pottery), rather than being part of the day ticket offer.
  • Please note: all Children's events on Sun 6 October are free, but many are ticketed and require booking.

Family Day Pass: how to buy

  • Follow the link to choose your Family Day Pass(es), in our booking area, and add to basket (see screenshot for reference).
  • To book specific events, go to 'What's On' and view Children / Big Wig events.
  • Choose events and add tickets to your basket. The discount will be reflected in your basket at checkout. If you wish to add further tickets to the pass after the initial transaction, please contact the box office on 01988 403 222.
  • Tip: when you're adding multiple items to your basket, use your browser 'back' button to return from the shopping cart to the main Book Festival website.
  • Please note: tickets are held in your basket for 30mins while you browse and book. The timer starts when you add your first item to the basket.
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Free tickets for under-26s

Young People's Festival

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Young People's Festival: how it works

Young People's Festival: how to book

  • If you are under the age of 26 you can book free tickets for Young People / WigWAM events online.
  • To book free tickets for under 26s to main programme events, contact the box office on 01988 403222 or in person at 11 North Main Street, Wigtown. ID may be requested on collection of tickets.
  • If you are over 26 you are welcome to attend WTF events at the standard ticket price.

Other deals & special offers

Look out for special deals in the programme, social media, or in our newsletter

  • Buy 1 ticket for each of the first three events in the Epic North Reading series and get your ticket for the fourth free.
  • Members of Wigtownshire U3A will receive discount  – contact the box office for a list of events.
  • If you're eligible for additional discounts or complimentary tickets, not mentioned on this page, please book through the box office on 01988 403222.
  • Check out our accommodation and ticket package information here.

Ticket & Accommodation package

Are you looking for somewhere to stay during this year's Wigtown Book Festival?  We're delighted to be able to be able to offer a ticket and accommodation package in conjunction with local places to stay. Join us for a literary celebration in Scotland's National Book Town whilst enjoying some of the rest of what Dumfries and Galloway has to offer.

What does the offer include?

  • 10% off your entire ticket booking  if staying for more than the two days (available by telephoning the box office only)

What do I have to do?

Simply book accommodation with one of our accommodation partners (details below) and then telephone the box office on 01988 403222 to make your ticket booking.  You'll be asked for your accommodation booking reference number which the hotel  have given you and then we will process your order with a 10% discount.

For more information on packages, please contact the office on 01988 403222.

Accommodation Partners

  • The Anchor Inn, Kippford Dalbeattie G5 4LN    Tel No  01556 620205 / 07806 717365  email: sloananchor@yahoo.co.uk
  • The Steam Packet Inn, Harbour Row, Isle of Whithorn DG8 8LL , Tel No 01988 500334 , email : steampacketinn@btconnect.com
  • North West Castle Hotel,  Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, DG9 8EH 01776 704413 hotel@northwestcastle.co.uk
  • Fernhill Hotel, Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway DG9 8TD,  01776 810220 info@fernhillhotel.co.uk
  • Cally Palace Hotel & Golf Course,  Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway DG7 2DL,  01557 814341  info@callypalace.co.uk

    Some of our other partners are already booked up but new accommodation partners are welcome. Please contact Kenny Barr, Sponsorship & Logistics Coordinator on 01988 403222 to discuss.