World Book Day in London and the South East

This page is from 2019 and is now out of date. To celebrate World Book Day (7 March 2019), places across London and the South East will be holding special events between 9 – 10 March. Little and big bookworms alike will be able to exchange their £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 other exciting book themed events.

Dive into a new adventure with World Book Day

World Book Day weekend at Bateman's

This year celebrate World Book Day at Bateman's. Take part in a children's trail, listen to some storytelling and exchange your voucher for a free book. And why not come dressed up as your favourite book character?

Little girl reading at Newark Park

Basildon Park 

World Book Day weekend comes to Basildon Park on the 9 and 10 March. There are new activities to discover, including a themed trail and storytelling session.

Children looking at books in gift shop

World Book Day Weekend

Join in the fun of World Book Day at Hughenden with storytelling, a bookworm trail and more from 6-8 March.

£1 books for World Book Day 2019


Dress as your favourite fictional character and follow the ten little Bookworms hiding around the house. Delve into the Fairytales, Fantasies and Nightmares exhibition and explore the illustrative world of Arthur Rackham, then find the 2019 World Book Day titles in the shop.

West Front at Petworth

World Book Day at Petworth House and Park

Find out about the new trail running between 5 and 8 March at Petworth for World Book Day and take a look at the exciting new books for 2020 that you can exchange for your £1 voucher.

A family reading together

Sheffield Park and Garden 

We're joining in the fun of World Book Day weekend at Sheffield Park and Garden. Come and have a nosy around our bookshop and exchange your token here.

a child is helped to read a book by her mother

Bodiam Castle 

Join in storytelling and a new bookworm trail in the grounds of a medieval castle. Bring along your World Book Day token and exchange it for one of the special £1 books or put it towards a book of your choice.

Child playing on the slide in the Storybook Play Den at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

Storybook Play Den at Cliveden

There's an enticing corner for children to discover. The Storybook Play Den, located beyond the Maze and Water Garden, offers a fantastic location to let young imaginations run wild.