Friday 13 September 2019

Roald Dahl inspired days out! #RoaldDahlDay

It is Roald Dahl day today and over the years that I have been blogging I have written a couple of posts. How we love Roald Dahl here and Fun with The Twits

September the 13th is Roald Dahl’s birthday and if Roald Dahl were alive today, he’d be 102 this year. That’s a ripe old age, much older than Grandpa Joe, who was only ninety-six and a half!

Get the family together and have a day out with some fab Roald Dahl inspired days out. Bring the characters to life by exploring some of the UK’s best attractions.

The BFG.
Bekonscot Model Village, Beaconsfield.
Complete with miniscule houses, bridges, and foliage, a lake, and even a castle, Bekonscot’s Model Village & Railway, the oldest of its kind gives you the chance to feel like a real life BFG.

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.
Discover the secrets of real-life chocolate factories like Terry’s, Rowntree’s, and Craven’s and learn all about the Chocolate City with a guided tour of York’s chocolate shops, historic sites and more.

The Enormous Crocodile.
Bring The Enormous Crocodile’s characters to life at the only crocodile zoo in the UK, where you will see a variety of different species, learn about their natural habitats and even watch them feed!

The Witches.
Home to the largest collection of witchcraft-related artefacts in the world, this independent museum is the perfect choice for an exciting and educational day out with curious children.

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.
It can be the Giraffe and the Pelly and You at ZSL London Zoo, which has giraffes, pelicans and many more animals!

James and the Giant Peach.
Befriend some of James’ travelling companions at Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World, which houses an array of creepy crawlies, butterflies, and reptiles. 

KidZania, London
At KidZania an indoor city built to child scale kids can play at being grown ups just like Matilda to their heart’s content, by taking on one of 60 role play jobs, earning money and exploring the city. Meanwhile, the real adults can relax.

Fantastic Mr Fox.
Odds Farm Park, High Wycombe
Immerse yourself in the farm life setting of Fantastic Mr Fox at Odd’s Farm Park. While you might not see any foxes, there are plenty of other animals to see, and a wide variety of activities from tractor rides to go karting to exploring the Maze to keep everyone entertained.

Billy and the Minpins.
With centres up and down the country the UK’s top forest adventure allows children and adults to replicate Billy’s woodland journey atop a 160m zip-line!

Esio Trot.
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden.
Roald Dahl’s final book, published one year before his death, Esio Trot inspires a trip to The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, which showcases the author’s life and works. With numerous galleries and activities, this interactive museum allows visitors to learn about Dahl’s childhood and real life inspiration, gain a sneak-peek into his Writing Hut, take a tour or view one of the galleries.

Do any of these days out take your fancy?


  1. ROALD DAHL DAY!!!! That sounds amazing!! I love his books, like Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (& The Glass Elevator)
    I'm unable to see the pictures though for some reason. Can you fix i, please? I'm really excited to see them.

  2. Love this post! Some fab days out suggestions too, right up our street! #mmbc

  3. I love that Roald Dahl is still entertaining children, all these years late . My youngest loves his books. Some great ideas here x

  4. We love Roald Dahl's books although we haven't quite read them all yet. This is a great list of Dahl inspired outings, I'd love to go to The Roald DahlMuseum one day :)


  5. This is an exellent list of things to see to celebrate Roald Dhal X #mmbc