World Book Day Weekend

Children looking at books in gift shop

We're celebrating World Book Day with a weekend of fun from 6-8 March at Hughenden. Dress up as your favourite book character, come for story time in the Manor and Gardens and spend your £1 token.

Pick up a new treasure

Our Stableyard shop is stocking all the new 2020 World Book Day titles so you can pick up a new book, or put a £1 token towards another children’s book of your choice.

Why not set young treasure seekers a challenge to explore our second-hand bookshop too and find an inspiring pre-loved read to add to their collection?

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

The Puffling Children's Trail

Solve the clues and find the seaside creatures inspired by the Where are you Puffling? story book. A curious little puffling and her family live on an island with lots of animals and birds there who help them with a task. Can you find all their friends?

World Book Day 2019 children's puffin trail
World Book Day 2019 children's puffin trail graphic
World Book Day 2019 children's puffin trail

Little Bookworms Trail

Can you spot the bookworms hidden around the Manor? See if you can find all 10 and discover what sort of a bookworm you are. Some are hiding in the library, as you might expect, but the others have made their way around the other rooms. Where can they be?

Pick up a free trail sheet at the visitor kiosk when you arrive.

Story time

If your little ones like to listen to a story, we have storytelling sessions in the Manor and the Gardens on Sat 7 and Sun 8. Come along between 11am and 3pm to hear a short story from our lovely volunteers.

Dressed to impress

We'd love you to dress up as your favourite book character and any child who’s in the spirit of their best-loved book can enjoy free entry over the weekend with a paying adult.

Some of our staff and volunteers will be dressed as theirs as well so everyone’s welcome to join in!

Come along and join in the World Book Day fun.

Normal admission applies to all Hughenden events. Garden story telling is subject to weather.