Roald Dahl Day 2014

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Roald Dahl HQ
Posted on
9:30am, 13th September
Charity, Charlie, Museum
Today's the day! We're celebrating Roald Dahl Day and 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on 13 September 2014

The big day is finally here! On what would have been Roald Dahl's birthday, we're celebrating with a big chocolate-themed Roald Dahl Day party

Happy Roald Dahl Day, everyone!

Today would have been Roald Dahl's birthday, and so every year we declare September to be Roald Dahl Month and have a lot of fun celebrating.

This year, it's also 50 years since Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was published - so there are lots of especially tasty treats to turn this into one big party. Here are a few ways to celebrate - and you can also follow all the action on our social media channels via the #RoaldDahlDay tag. See you there!

The Oompa–Loompa Skydive

1. Watch out for Oompa-Loompas...

If you're in the UK, keep your eyes on the skies today as some very brave Oompa-Loompas will be jumping out of an ACTUAL plane to raise money for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity. Whipple-scrumptious!

Grandpa Joe with Charlie, Willy Wonka and Veruca Salt illustrated by Quentin Blake, from Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

2. Throw your own Charlie party

Wherever you are in the world, we've got a scrumdiddlyumptious Charlie and the Chocolate Factory party pack for you to download with fun activies and ways to have your own party...

Alex Jennings as Willy Wonka in the new musical production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Photo c. Helen Maybanks. Puffin Virtually Live: Roald Dahl Day 2014 is hosted from the set of the new musical production of Charlie.

3. Sign up for Puffin Virtually Live

This coming Monday 15 September, join a Roald Dahl Day live web-cast from the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - the West End home of the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical...

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

4. Head down to the Roald Dahl Museum

With archive tours, storytelling, chocolate trails, costume prizes and lots lots more - if you're heading to Roald Dahl's hometown of Great Missenden today, make sure you swing by the Museum...