Today, 13th September, is Roald Dahl Day, a day to celebrate all things Roald Dahl on his birthday. Last year, during his centenary (#RoaldDahl100), the celebrations went on all year long (we loved it!). Sadly, my kids don’t dress up for Roald Dahl Day in school but we will read one of our favourite books and watch a Roald Dahl Inspired movie. In the past our local library have held a Roald Dahl Birthday Party so always look out for local events. Meanwhile, here are ten of my favourite reads about Roald Dahl:
Five of our favourite posts about Roald Dahl (from Diary of the Evans-Crittens)
We had a gloriumptious time at our Roald Dahl Inspired Weekend and Afternoon Tea at Llety Cynin
We took part in a Roald Dahl Treasure Hunt in Milford Haven (we actually won!)
We looked forward to the release of Billy and the Minpins
We visited Quentin Blake: Inside stories at National Museum Wales which gave a fascinating insight into his collaborations with Dahl
We toured the Roald Dahl Literacy Trail in Llandaff and Cardiff, and felt humbled to walk in his footsteps from the place of his birth to his family grave. We even ate sweets at “Mrs Pratchett’s Sweet Shop”.
|Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake working together
Copyright: Roald Dahl Literary Estate
Five of our favourite posts from around the web:
I love this poignant post about My Grandfather Roald Dahl, the Magician by Sophie Dahl
This is a fun look at Roald Dahl: The Best Gobblefunk Words by Susan Rennie
It’s always interesting to read about Quentin Blake Collaborating with Roald Dahl (written by Roald Dahl HQ)
The greatest wisdom from Roald Dahl books for all moments in grown up life by Sejal Kapadia Pocha for Stylist
Roald Dahl Museum: My Day in His Big Friendly Footsteps by Penny Alexander at Parentshaped motivates me to visit Dahl’s writing shed (inspired by the Dylan Thomas writing shed) which is now the centrepiece of the museum in Buckinghamshire.
Other things to do:
Download the 2017 Roald Dahl Party Pack and throw a Roald Dahl Birthday party!
Updated to add: Download the 2019 Roald Dahl Party Pack here.
ROALD DAHL DAY – ROALD DAHL’S HOW TO BE BRAVE:
Celebrate Roald Dahl Day with a brand new book which celebrates the diverse forms of bravery, inspired by the characters of Roald Dahl’s Matilda. It’s packed with extracts and activities with character illustrations by Quentin Blake. Published by Puffin Books on September 5th, price £1.
How will you mark Roald Dahl Day?