Roald Dahl Day

Celebrating Roald Dahl Day

September is Roald Dahl's birth month, and each year we celebrate with a wonderful array of events centred around his birthday on 13th September.

In 2016 we marked 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl with the biggest worldwide celebration of Roald Dahl Day ever!

To help join in the worldwide celebrations for Roald Dahl Day, we produced a downloadable pack with everything needed to hold a party, whether you celebrated at home, in school or out and about.

2016 party pack

Every year we celebrate Roald Dahl Day on 13th September - and all throughout the month

Don't be a Twit! Why not dress up for Dahlicious in aid of Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity?

Dahlicious Dress Up Day


Dress up as your favourite Roald Dahl character and raise money for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity by taking part in the Dahlicious Dress Up Day.

Puffin Virtually Live

Every year, as part of the celebrations for Roald Dahl Day, Puffin Virtually Live hosts a special Roald Dahl-themed event, broadcasting to schools and children across the world.

In 2016, Puffin Virtually Live included a performance from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda the Musical, a draw-along with Quentin Blake, inventing wondercrump words with the Word Wizards from the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary and a message from the cast of The BFG!

Find out more

Puffin Virtually Live Roald Dahl Day 2016

Over 5000 schools tuned in live!

You can write about anything for children as long as you’ve got humour.

Roald Dahl 1

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

Roald Dahl Day photos