11 ways to celebrate Roald Dahl Day

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Roald Dahl HQ
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1:45pm, 30th August
Charlie, Fantastic Mr Fox, George, James, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, The Witches

Join the worldwide party on 13th September!

Roald Dahl Day is fast approaching and there are all kinds of ways that you can join in and celebrate the birthday of the world's No.1 storyteller! 

1. Throw a Roald Dahl Day Party
Download our free party pack full of games and activities and host your own marvellous celebration! Download yours now >>

2. Dress up as your favourite Roald Dahl Character
Join children (and teachers!) all around the UK as they put on the BFG's ears, or a top hat like Wonka to raise money for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity. Get dress up inspiration >>

3. Make moments of magic
Make your child feel like a hero straight from the pages of a Roald Dahl story with a few specticualrly simple steps that will truly boggle their minds! Get the Little Heroes guide >>

4. Complete your Roald Dahl collection*
From 7th September, Roald's last story, Billy and the Minpins, will be available in a brand new edition, illustrated for the last time by Quentin Blake. 

5. Experience the magic of the Minpins!
Make a Minpins house, track down a real magician, and see Quentin Blake's delightful new drawings for Billy and the Minpins in a new exhibition at the Roald Dahl Museum

6. Spot a Roald Dahl character in LEGO®
Six of Roald Dahl’s young heroes are springing from the pages of his stories to be transformed into LEGO® builds at locations around the UK. Find out where you might spot Charlie, Matilda, James, Sophie, George and Billy! >>

7. Put your child at the centre of a brand new story!
We've been working with Wonderbly to create My Golden Ticket – a brand new personalised Roald Dahl book that'll take you on an adventure through never-before-seen rooms in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory! Discover what's inside >>

8. Tune in for a very special Puffin Virtually Live
Join CBBC’s Katie Thistleton to explore the Roald Dahl Museum archives, meet special guest YouTube inventor Colin Furze and find out how Quentin Blake reimagined Billy and the MinpinsSign up to watch with your class now >>

9. Uncover the Roald Dahl Day emoji
Head to Twitter on the day and join the conversation! Every time you use #RoaldDahlDay from 13th September, an exclusive Wonka-inspired emoji will appear in your tweet!

10. Read a Roald Dahl story!
Whether you are joining Sophie on her adventures in Giant country for the first time or entering Wonka's factory for the tenth time, Roald Dahl Day is the perfect time to enjoy one of his extraordinary stories. Not sure which one to read? Puffin Books have the perfect guide to get you started

11. Get experimenting in the classroom . . . or at home
Teachers can try out YPO's ideas for making an explosive volcano or your own dream jars with your class. If you're at home, marvellous-medicine-maker George has lots of ideas for amazing science you can try out yourselves. 

*Not available in USA and Canada