Are you ready for Roald Dahl Day?

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Roald Dahl HQ
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3:50pm, 12th September
Roald Dahl 100

It's Roald Dahl Day tomorrow and we're celebrating 100 years of the world’s number one storyteller!

Tuesday 13th September 2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, and there are lots of way you can join in the fun and celebrate whether you're at home, in a school or library or out and about!

This is going to be the BIGGEST, most gloriumptious global celebration of Roald Dahl's birthday! Here are some of the ways you can join in on the day and beyond...

Hold a Roald Dahl Day party

This year's Roald Dahl Day marks 100 years since Roald Dahl's birth, and it's going to be the most fantabulous celebration the world has ever seen!

Join the party on 13 September 2016 by downloading our party pack - it contains oodles of ideas, activities and decorations to help you throw your splendiferous party no matter where you are.

Join in Dahlicious Dress Up Day (UK only)

Schools up and down the country will be taken over by a whole host of mischief-making Big Friendly Giants, Oompa-Loompas and Matildas for this year's Dahlicious Dress Up Day.

Children will go to school dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl character, have a party, and donate £1 of their marvellous money to Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity to help provide Roald Dahl nurses and family support to children in the UK living with serious and rare conditions.

Find out more about Dahlicious Dress Up Day and get some dressing up tips!

Join in some phizz-whizzing birthday parties (USA)

There are some jumpsquiffling celebrations happening all across the United States to celebrate 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl.

Wondercrump Weekend sees a whole host of phizz-whizzing birthday parties taking place between September 16-18, with bookstores, libraries, public gardens, zoos and eateries hosting parties filled with gloriumptious prizes, whoopsy whiffling activities and more!

Also this September Dahlicious Delights sees popular dessert companies across the country selling deliciously fun treats inspired by Roald Dahl​'s books​, and you can celebrate Roald Dahl's love of nature and animals with Buckswashling Nature, where all sorts of magical events for chiddlers and grown-ups will be taking place at zoos and gardens.

Celebrate at the Roald Dahl Museum (UK)

If you're in the UK, head to the Roald Dahl Museum on Tuesday 13 September for Roald Dahl's after school birthday party and celebrate with storytelling, drop-in crafts and special birthday offers in the shop

Or, for a day packed with exciting surprises and events, visit on Saturday 17 September for Museum of the Unexpected, with extra-special festivities featuring storytelling, magic, face painting, trails and a few unexpected surprises...

Sign-up for Puffin Virtually Live

Once you've got your Dahlicious costumes sorted, make sure your teacher has signed up to watch Puffin Virtually Live's Roald Dahl special on Tuesday 13th September at 2pm.

Watch a performance from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda the Musical, draw-along with Quentin Blake and invent wondercrump words with the Word Wizards from the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary. Plus there's a message from the cast of The BFG!

Register to watch for free

Visit Roald Dahl's City of the Unexpected (UK)

Visit Cardiff on 17-18 September and prepare to expect the unexpected, for Cardiff will be transformed into the biggest arts event ever to happen on its streets!

Eye-popping visual spectacles will turn heads and madcap events will defy the laws of physics in some of the city’s most iconic locations, and a cast of thousands, from parkour artists to farmers, from pigeon fanciers to puppeteers, will give heart-stopping performances both intimate and epic, in Victorian shopping arcades, from lampposts and inside cafés.

Find out more at

Dress up for Dahlicious Dress Up Day