World Book Day weekend 2020

Dive into a new adventure with World Book Day

World Book Day (5 March 2020) is a time to celebrate all your favourite characters. Between 7-8 March 2020, 50 places in our care will be running events for bookworms of all shapes and sizes. You’ll be able to exchange your £1 book token for an exciting new read, set off on our Puffling Children’s Trail, or test your animal knowledge with our Evie and the Jungle Animal Facts Quiz, which will be available at participating properties.

Have a go at the Evie and the Jungle Animal Facts Quiz
Evie and the Jungle Animal Facts Quiz graphic
Have a go at the Evie and the Jungle Animal Facts Quiz

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 eight of this year’s special titles. Simply hand over the £1 token given to all children at school or nursery and pick one of the World Book Day Books.

Our top eight books for World Book Day
Our top eight books for World Book Day
Our top eight books for World Book Day

Will it be Evie in the Jungle for animal lovers? Will you choose to chuckle over crime-fighting capers with Dog Man? Or will you set off on an epic adventure to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen?

With 50 places taking part in World Book Day, the whole family can immerse themselves in the magical world of storytelling at a place near you.

Places participating in World Book Day:

East

  • Ickworth, Suffolk
  • Horsey Windpump, Norfolk

Midlands

  • Calke Abbey, Derby 
  • ​Charlecote Park, Warwickshire   
  • Newark, Gloucestershire 
  • Stoneywell Cottage, Leicestershire 
  • Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood, near Ashbourne

North

  • Allan Bank, Grasmere 
  • Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire
  • Dunham Massey, Cheshire
  • East Riddlesdon Hall, Keighley
  • Fountains Abbey, Ripon
  • Lyme Park, Stockport
  • Nostell Priory, near Wakefield
  • Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire 
  • Shugborough, Staffordshire

Northern Ireland

  • Castle Ward, Downpatrick
  • Mount Stewart, Newtownards

London and the South East

  • Batemans, Etchingham
  • Bodiam Castle, Bodhiam
  • Cliveden, near Taplow, Buckinghamshire 
  • Grey's Court, Henley-on-Thames
  • Hughenden, High Wycombe
  • Lamb House, Rye
  • Moredon Hall Park, Morden
  • Petworth, West Sussex
  • Scotney Castle, Kent
  • Sheffield Park and Garden, Uckfield
  • Stowe, Buckingham
  • Winchester City Mill, Hampshire

South West

  • Buscot, Swindon
  • Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar
  • Coleridge Cottage, Bridgwater 
  • Cothele, near Saltash, Cornwall
  • Dyrham Park, near Bath
  • Hidcote, near Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Kingston Lacy, Dorset
  • Knightshayes, Tiverton
  • Lanhydrock, near Bodmin, Cornwall
  • Lytes Cary Manor, near Kingsdon
  • Montacute House, Somerset
  • Trerice, Kestle Mill, Newquay
  • Tyntesfield, near Bristol 

Wales

  • Aberconwy House, Conwy
  • Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn
  • Chirk Castle, Wrexham
  • Colby Woodland Gardens, near Amroth, Pembrokeshire
  • Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas
  • Llanerchaeron, Ciliau Aeron
  • Powis Castle, Welshpool
  • Tredegar House, Newport
World Book Day 2019 children's puffin trail graphic

What's happening near you 

Find out where you can get involved in storytelling sessions, play dress-up as your favourite book character, test your animal knowledge with our Evie and the Jungle Animal Facts Quiz or follow the Puffling trail this World Book Day.