World Book Day Activities

Children looking at books in gift shop

It’s World Book Day on March 7, and to celebrate we’re hosting activities for little and big bookworms alike. Join us at Basildon Park on the 9 and 10 March for a children’s trail and a storytelling session on the Saturday, and exchange your £1 book voucher for an exciting new story.

Hunt for bookworms


We’ve got 10 little bookworms hiding in our books, and we need you to help us find them. Pick up a work sheet from Visitor Reception and start searching, and when you have found them all you could even design your own bookworm.

Ten Little Bookworms Trail
Ten Little Bookworms Trail
Ten Little Bookworms Trail

Lots of books to choose from 


On World Book Day, £1 book vouchers will be handed out at schools and nurseries which you can exchange at our gift shop for a new story. We’ve got stories about Lego, mermaids, Percy Jackson and much more to suit everyone. 

Lots of choices of books!
Lots of choices of books!
Lots of choices of books!

Storytelling sessions


Our wonderful volunteers will be running a storytelling session on Saturday with your favourite children’s books. Check with Visitor Reception for the time when you arrive.

Book Characters


Why not get really involved in World Book Day and dress up as your favourite character – we would love to see your costumes!