World Book Day at Petworth House and Park

Sheffield Park girl reading WBD2019

To celebrate World Book Day (7 March 2019) set off on an adventure with our Ten Little Bookworms Children's Trail in the Gift Shop at Petworth House and Park. While you're there you can exchange your £1 book token for an exciting new read.

Ten Little Bookworms Children's Trail

Between Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March go on an adventure that celebrates World Book Day. Pick up your free trail sheet at one of our two receptions and then head to the Gift Shop in the Servants' Quarters.

Can you find all ten bookworm bookmarks hiding in the shop?

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

Which book will you choose?

We couldn't celebrate World Book Day without something new to read, and we have the new titles for World Book Day in the shop. Simply hand over the £1 token, all children will be given at school or nursery, and pick one of the £1 World Book Day Books.

Will it be Cadpig or Claude for animal lovers? Underwater with the Bad Mermaids? Or off on an epic Percy Jackson adventure.

You can also use your token to take £1 off any book in our Gift Shop.

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

Story Telling

At 11am and 2pm you can also settle down for some story teling in the Servants' Quarters Gift Shop.

Join us for 15 minute story telling and listen to some of this year's World Book Day Books.

What is World Book Day?

World Book Day is a UNESCO worldwide celebration of reading, with a mission to give every child a book of their own. £1 vouchers are given to 15million children, via their nursery or school, which they can take to participating retailers to redeem a World Book Day book of their choice.

2019 is the third year that the National Trust have taken part.

Literature at Petworth House and Park

Petworth has a strong connection with literature.

Henry Percy, the 9th Earl of Northumberland amassed a huge library that still exists in the private parts of Petworth House. Several of the art at Petworth depicts scenes from Shakespeare's works and Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. Petworth House also has within its collection an early illuminated manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.