Celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl’s birthday is on 13 September and 2016 marks 100 years since the much-loved children’s author and storyteller was born.
There are lots of ways you can celebrate, which will encourage your child to read, learn and enjoy Roald Dahl’s magical words and work.
Here are some splendiferous places to go and wondercrump things to do!
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
The Roald Dahl museum in Buckinghamshire offers a history of the magnificent author and much more. Aimed at 6 to 12 year olds, the museum features three interactive galleries, which encourage learning through exploration and play. Find out more and book workshops.
Roald Dahl’s Tremendous Adventures at Tatton Park
Tatton Park in Cheshire is hosting a magical year-long programme of events to mark 100 years of Roald Dahl. The celebrations include themed Roald Dahl character trails, outdoor theatre, cinema showings and a birthday picnic. Find out more.
The City of the Unexpected
As the birth place of Roald Dahl, Wales will be celebrating in style! On 17 and 18 September, Cardiff city centre will be transformed into the “City of the Unexpected” – an epic weekend of events involving thousands of performers and jaw-dropping spectacles. Discover more.
Introduce your little ones to the world of Roald Dahl by downloading audiobook versions of his beloved tales through the App store. Perfect for travelling or at bedtime, audiobooks can help children practice their listening skills and learn new words. Fun apps focused on the story of The Twits are also available, which allow children to explore their disgusting world in 3D! Find out more about the apps available.
Which Roald Dahl character are you?
Little Roald Dahl fans will love finding out which character they are most similar to with this interactive quiz. After taking the quiz, encourage them to read more about each of the characters on the website. Take the quiz here.
The simplest way to celebrate Roald Dahl is of course reading his books with your children! With more than 20 titles aimed at children, there’s something to interest everyone from animal lovers and poetry fans to budding inventors and magicians. Find help choosing a Roald Dahl book.