World Book Day weekend at Calke Abbey

Visitors in the library at Calke Abbey, Midlands

Celebrate World Book Day weekend at Calke Abbey on 4 – 5 March. Dress up as your favourite book character and join us for some storytelling fun.

Collect your free book

Bring along your £1 book token and collect your free book from the shop. We’ve got plenty of great stories to choose from.

Come to Squirt's Stables to discover a range of activities
Squirt's Stable, Calke Abbey, Midlands

Storytelling sessions

Join us in Squirt’s Stable this weekend to hear one of our volunteers reading an exciting story about Calke Abbey! Readings will take place at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.15pm on Saturday, and 1.15pm, 2.30pm and 3.15pm on Sunday. Bring along your new book and get stuck in, or get creative with some colouring in.

Pop into the family apartments during the afternoon to hear one of our costumed characters reading stories. Readings will take place at 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm and 3.15pm – there will be a limited number of places for each reading, so you'll need to pop into the Ticket Office to get a timed ticket first.

Squirt's Stable is the family activity area at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

Write a story about Calke 

Feeling inspired by World Book Day? Craft your own story about Calke Abbey and enter our writing competition for a chance to win more books!