Roald Dahl's Marvellous Childrens Charity

Information for parents

Everything you need to know to prepare your child for the Dahlicious Dress Up Day and help them become a Roald Dahl hero.

The Dahlicious Dress Up Day is a fun-filled fancy dress day in aid of Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity. Your child is invited to donate £1 to come to school dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl character. It's a marvellous opportunity for your child to become a Roald Dahl hero for a day!

It's a great way to begin the school term, set your child’s imagination whizzing and ignite their passion for reading.

How do I get involved?

To get your child’s school involved you will need to ask their teacher to register. This is really easy and you can direct them here for more information.

When is it happening?

The official Dahlicious Dress Up Day takes place on 13th September on Roald Dahl Day. Your child's school can choose another day if they wish, so check with the school to make sure you know which day they are holding the event.  

Do you have any dressing up tips?

Children can choose to dress up as any character they want and become their favourite Roald Dahl hero. We’ve made it really easy for parents and children to create their own costumes. Have a look at some of our simple dressing up guides for boys and girls. There are even guides for grown-ups if you want to join in too!

I don’t want to spend lots of money on my child’s costume, what should I do?

Our dressing up guides use everyday household materials to create the costumes, so chances are you should have the right bits and bobs in your home already. If you’re worried, why not dress up in Yummy Yellow, Roald Dahl’s favourite colour? If you would like to make dressing up easy-peasy, why not visit the fantabulous Roald Dahl Shop? There are plenty of Dahlicious fancy-dress costumes to choose from. You can even get 10% off (exc Puffin Books) with the discount code 'DAHLICIOUS17'. Shop now.

Where does the money go?

The money raised by taking part in The Dahlicious Dress Up Day enables Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity to continue helping seriously ill children around the UK.  You can read more about the work of the charity and the children we help here.

I still have more questions…

If you need any more information about The Dahlicious Dress Up Day, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.