One month to Roald Dahl Day

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Roald Dahl HQ
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12:15pm, 13th August
Roald Dahl 100

We're counting down to the birthday of the World's No. 1 Storyteller - and this year it's a special one...

Every September we celebrate Roald Dahl's birthday, and this year will be the biggest EVER celebration to mark 100 years since his birth!

We've been celebrating all year round with oodles of gloriumptious events, and this September you can take part in a whole host of exciting events centred around his actual birthday.

There's only one month to go, so you better start getting ready...

Hold a party for Roald Dahl Day

This year's Roald Dahl Day is going to be more giant than James’s peach, more enormous than a crocodile and more marvellous than George’s medicine!

Join the biggest global birthday party ever on 13 September 2016 and download our party pack for lots of ideas to help you throw your splendiferous party – whether you’re celebrating in a bookshop, school, library or a living room.

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 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 serious, rare and undiagnosed conditions.

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

Join in some phizz-whizzing birthday parties (USA)

Wondercrump Weekend will see whole host of phizz-whizzing birthday parties taking place across the USA between September 16-18 to celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th birthday!

Bookstores, libraries, public gardens, zoos and eateries will be hosting their own parties filled with gloriumptious prizes, whoopsy whiffling activities and more!

Also in September Dahlicious Delights will see 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.

Over 5000 schools around the world are expected to tune in! 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’ll be a message from the cast of The BFG!

Register to watch for free