Roald Dahl Day - a phizz-whizzing time for all

The Hive Published Thursday, 13th September 2018

Roald Dahl fans will be able to enjoy lots of fun activities at The Hive during a special day celebrating the infamous children’s author this weekend.

On Saturday, September 15, The Hive is hosting a Roald Dahl Day full of activities in the Children's Library from 10am to 3pm.


There will be Make and Take sessions running throughout the day, where children can create their own sweet badges and fridge magnets inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to take home with them. Booking is essential for these sessions via


On the day the regular Rat-a-Tat Tales sessions will take on a Roald Dahl theme, as librarians from The Hive read from their favourite books.


Throughout the Children's Library there will be other activities for children to entertain themselves with, such as a dress-up selfie station, and a Delumptious Café where they can create some revolting recipes.


Janine Downes, Manager of The Hive, said: "Roald Dahl Day is always great at The Hive, we really go all out. Our fantastic librarians get dressed up and really help to celebrate the birthday of this prolific author. But this day is not just about celebrating the man, it is about continuing to push his wonderful work to a new generation of readers."


Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and went on to write some of the most iconic children's books of all time. His phenomenal list includes, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox and the BFG.