World Book weekend 2018

A woman and two young children read a story book

Young readers are invited to join characters from much loved books at our World Book weekend on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March (postponed from 3 and 4 March due to bad weather).

In honour of World Book Day, children of all ages can listen and join in as popular storybook characters read aloud. Creative crafts and a book themed trail will provide hands-on fun and everyone taking part is encouraged to come dressed as someone – or something - from their favourite book. 

" We’re thrilled to be celebrating World Book Day again this year with a whole weekend of activities. It’s so important to nurture a love of books and allow children’s imagination to thrive from a young age. We want to inspire that sense of magic and wonder. Families can discover stories and characters together as well as revisiting old favourites. "
- Vicki Johnson, Visitor Welcome Manager, Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

£3 per child. Booking isn't needed, simply drop in on Saturday 10 or Sunday 11 March between 11am and 4pm. Start in the Foghorn Field. For further information, please visit our what's on page or call 0191 5290909.


We couldn't celebrate World Book Day without something new to read, so Souter's shop 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? 

£1 titles for World Book Day 2018
2018's £1 World Book Day titles
£1 titles for World Book Day 2018