Bookstart in Northern Ireland and Wales

Bookstart in Northern Ireland and Wales

Bookstart packs are also available in the UK in Northern Ireland and Wales

Northern Ireland

Bookstart in Northern Ireland has given the gift of free books to thousands of children in their first year and at age four along with guidance material for parents and carers. Sadly, it was announced in March 2015 that government funding would be cut and Book Trust are looking for alternative partners.

Read about Bookstart in Northern Ireland – information for professionals



Dechrau Da/Bookstart is the universal gifting programme through which free bilingual book packs are gifted to children at nine months and two years old by their health visitor.

Read about Bookstart in Cymru/Wales – information for professionals


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