Roald Dahl's Marvellous Childrens Charity

Information for teachers

All the information you need to run a Dahlicious Dress Up Day in your school and become a Roald Dahl hero for a day!

The Dahlicious Dress Up Day is a fun-filled fancy dress day in aid of Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity. Children are invited to donate £1 to come to school dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl character.

It's a great way to begin the school term, engage children's imaginations and ignite their passion for reading.

How do we get involved?

It is really easy to get your school involved, email us for more information.

Can we take part on a different day?

The official Dahlicious Dress Up Day is on Roald Dahl's birthday - 13th September, but your school can hold one whenever is convenient for you.  

Do we have to raise money for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity?

The Dahlicious Dress Up Day is a fundraising event, and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity spends time and money to produce the resources to support the day. We would ask that if you want to use these resources, please do so to raise money for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity so that we can continue supporting the seriously ill and disabled children who need our help.

Do you have any lesson plans we can use?

Our sister charity, the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, have created a number of teaching resources, including at least one lesson plan for each of Roald Dahl’s best-known stories.

How do we pay in the money raised?

Visit our Pay in your donation page for details

Will you send us a certificate?

All schools that take part and pay in their donation will receive a thank you letter and certificate.  Please make sure you let us know the name and address of your school when paying in your donation so we know who to thank.

Can teachers dress up too?

Of course, everyone is invited to dress up as their favourite Roald Dahl hero. We’ve even created some easy dressing up tips just for grown-ups! 

We still have more questions…

If you need any more information, please get in touch and we will be happy to help. 

Coming soon... sign up for the Dahlicious Dress Up Day. In the meantime, email us.

Dressing up guides