World Book Day Weekend

Children looking at books in gift shop

We're celebrating World Book Day with a weekend of fun on Sat 9 and Sun 10 March. Dress up as your favourite book character, take on the bookworm trail, come for story time in the Manor and spend your token at Hughenden.

Pick up a new treasure

Our Stableyard shop is stocking all the new 2019 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?

So many choices for World Book Day 2019
£1 books for World Book Day 2019
So many choices for World Book Day 2019

10 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.

Ten Little Bookworms Trail
Ten Little Bookworms Trail
Ten Little Bookworms Trail

Story time

If your little ones like to listen to a story, we have storytelling sessions in the Manor on Sat 9 and Sun 10. Come along at 11am, 1pm and 3pm to hear a short story from our lovely volunteers in the dressing up room on the first floor.

Free fancy dress entry

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 on Sat 9 and Sun 10 March.