The 13th September is the world’s official Roald Dahl day, celebrating the fantastic stories, screenplays and films that he created. Weather taking part in the Roald Dahl reading relay, planning a short break to Cardiff or booking tickets to see the magic of Matilda the musical there are plenty of things that you can do to join in.
2011 is the 50th anniversary of one of Dahl’s most popular children’s books James and the Giant Peach. Like many of his stories the book was made into a film in 1996. Other books to be made into films include The BFG, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the award winning film The Witches. Why not head out on an adventure to explore some of the locations in these amazing films from the coast of Newquay used in The Witches to the peaceful countryside of Henley on Thames and Bavaria in Germany plenty of landscapes have been used.
Rather than visiting the film locations why not spend some time in the places that Roald Dahl himself visited. The Roald Dahl Museum and Story centre in the village of Great Missenden is a great place to discover how the author worked and lived and with plenty of hotels in Buckinghamshire you are sure to find one that suits you. Dahl lived in Great Missenden for over 40 years and is buried in the church of St. Peter and St. Paul’s. If you are taking a break in Cardiff then a must see is the Norwegian Church where he was christened or the Roald Dahl Plass.
What is your favourite Roald Dahl book, will you be getting up to anything to celebrate Roald Dahl Day?