Roald Dahl Day


 This month we’ll be celebrating Roald Dahl Day on the 13th.

Roald Dahl has been our favorite child book author since we can remember.

Growing up with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Matilda, enriched our lives and boosted our imagination capacity for absurd things.

To quote him “A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.”

Passing the torch to our little ones, could be one of those bonding experiences we’ll cherish later in life.

Roald Dahl Day can serve as a great opportunity to introduce them to this incredible storyteller in a fun and interactive way.

We’ve gathered the 5 most entertaining ways you can spend the day in London:


  1. Create your own Wonka Bar.

This is one of those precious moments when having a child is an absolute perk. This way, you get to be a child again without being frowned upon.

The Chocolate Museum in Brixton will run a Chocolate Bar Making Workshop inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Is there a sweetest way to introduce your child into reading books?


  1. Sketch the characters

Quentin Blake illustrations in Roald Dahl books are very distinctive and Sketch Appeal organizes an event for those who want to learn to sketch Quentin Blake-style.

If your child is into arts, this will be a fab activity.

Materials are included in the price ticket, plus a free bar of chocolate!


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  1. Go to the museum.

Natural History Museum in cooperation with Roald Dahl Company, will be hosting James and the Giant Weekend and James’s Minibeasts: Science and Fiction, for the 8-9/09 weekend. It will be full of activities dedicated to the backgrounds and the bizarre star-creatures of his tales.

This event will be most appreciated by kids 5 years old and older, is free but you’re advised to book as seats are limited.

If, however, you feel like going on a little trip, you may visit the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden.


  1. Go to the theater…

Whether on the actual day or not, a classic musical is always a good idea.

These musicals are timeless and a great idea for a family evening.

The most well known are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory & Matilda and are all-time around, so that you can enjoy them even after the celebration day.


  1. … Or simply stay home

If you don’t feel like going out or simply you want to extend the celebration privately, there’s tons of crafts you can do at the comfort of your own home. You may even throw a themed party with the party pack of the Roald Dahl Company.


Whatever you may choose, let’s hope our little princes and princesses will be inspired enough as to ask for a Roald Dahl book in their Christmas list.