What’s on for World Book Day weekend
Join us on the weekend of 3-4 March 2018, to redeem your World Book Day £1 book token and join in the children’s book activities planned at 30 of our places. On World Book Day itself you might even get to meet Nadiya from the Great British Bake Off when she visits Calke to sign copies of her new family-friendly recipe book.
Nadiya’s book signing today is cancelled
**URGENT UPDATE** Due to the weather conditions, the book-signing on Thursday 1 March has been CANCELLED. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
What's on over the weekend
To celebrate World Book Day (1 March), many of our places will be hosting special events over the weekend of 3-4 March.
Explore Rudyard Kipling's magical stories at Bateman's and hear stories told in the garden, or dress up as your favourite book character at Hughenden. Visit Speke Hall to discover how spooky Gothic literature influenced the Hall’s restoration, or get stuck in with book-themed craft activities at Souter Lighthouse.
Pick up your £1 book from 30 of our places
We couldn't celebrate World Book Day without something new to read, so some of our places will be stocking this year’s selection of special titles for you to spend your £1 book token on. Will you join Paddington Bear as he attempts to become a detective, or uncover fascinating facts about The Avengers superhero team?
Alternatively if you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, you’ll love ‘Bake Me a Story’ by Great British Bake Off winner and World Book Day author Nadiya Hussain. Filled with delicious bakes and scrumptious stories, it’s the perfect book to get the whole family involved with baking.
Your chance to meet Nadiya
What’s more, Nadiya will be kicking off our celebrations with a book signing at Calke Abbey at 3.30pm on Thursday 1 March. She’ll also be creating a new ‘Gingerbread Butterfly’ recipe exclusively for us, which you’ll be able to tuck in to at participating National Trust cafes. You can even pick up a recipe card to show you how to make them at home.
Please note, places for Nadiya's book signing at Calke Abbey are now FULLY BOOKED.
You'll be able to spend your £1 book voucher (and try the Gingerbread Butterfly) at the places listed below:
East of England
Blickling Estate, Norfolk
Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire
London & South East
Bateman’s, East Sussex
Birling Gap café, East Sussex
Bodiam Castle, East Sussex
Calke Abbey, Derbyshire
Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire
Dunham Massey, Cheshire
Hawkshead National Trust corner shop, Cumbria
Quarry Bank, Cheshire
Souter Lighthouse, Tyne & Wear
Speke Hall, Liverpool
Mount Stewart, County Down
Dyrham Park, South Gloucestershire
Hidcote Manor Garden, Gloucestershire
Montacute House, Somerset
Tyntesfield, nr Bristol
Powis Castle and Garden, Powys
Tredegar House, Newport