World Book Day weekend 2019
To celebrate World Book Day (7 March 2019) many of our places will be holding special events for little and big bookworms alike. Between 9 – 10 March, 50 places will be running World Book Day events. You will be able to exchange your £1 book token for an exciting new read, set off on an adventure with our Ten Little Bookworms Children’s Trail, or take part in one of the other exciting book themed events.
Which book will you choose?
We couldn't celebrate World Book Day without something new to read, with all of our places involved in World Book Day stocking some of this year’s special titles. Simply hand over the £1 token, all children will be given at school or nursery, and pick one of the World Book Day Books.
Will it be Cadpig or Claude for animal lovers? Underwater with the Bad Mermaids? Or off on an epic Percy Jackson adventure.
" Sharing stories is fundamental to who we are. It is how we make sense of the world and understand ourselves. A book can satisfy our curiosity, give us comfort or hope, escape and joy."
From Shakespeare to Beatrix Potter
With 50 places taking part in World Book Day, the connection to literary greats can be found wherever you are, letting the whole family immerse themselves in the magical world of storytelling.
For the young adventures in the family, the Storybook Play Den gives children the chance to get up close with their favourite storybook characters.
It's said Rufford Old Hall was once visited by one of the world's greatest literary talents; Shakespeare.
Wray Castle is a fabulous place for children to let their imaginations and feet run wild as they search the castle for Peter Rabbit and friends on the Peter Rabbit Adventure.
For 34 years, Bateman’s was home to The Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling and the place where he was inspired to write Puck of Pook's Hill.