World Book Day 5th March 2020 - Discounted Costumes, Freebies, Events & More.

Posted 26th Feb 2020
World Book Day is the ideal moment for children to learn more about the books and authors they already love, and get to know the books and authors that will be a massive part of their future.Organised by UNESCO, World Book Day is marked in more than 100 countries around the world, with 2020 being the 23rd year of celebrations.

World Book Day organisers are encouraging parents, children and young people of all ages to spend at least 10 minutes a day sharing a book together and celebrate reading for pleasure, helping to promote wellbeing for everyone.

Reading can open up a world of possibilities and enhance the imagination, which is why it is so important for every child (and adult) to be able to enjoy the books of their choice.

We have put together major retailers participating this year in the World Book day and will keep updating this as we go along.

WORLD BOOK DAY 5th March 2020 Free Book Tokens, Activities, Resources

World Book Day this year falls on the 5th March 2020. To celebrate this occasion National Book Tokens have come up with a special website.

To help make World Book Day special they have got a whole range of resources including Free lesson plans, activity sheets, colouring cooking, make & do, discussion guides and more which are free to download and use.

World Book Day, in partnership with schools all over the country, will be distributing more than 15 million £1 World Book Day book tokens to children and young people.

When you get your book token, all you need to do is to take it to your local bookseller (there are lots of them out there and swap it for one of the FIFTEEN exclusive, new and completely FREE World Book Day books (including ONE additional book in Ireland and TWO in Wales). You can also use the £1.00 token to buy an audio book.
The World Book Day book tokens are valid from Thursday 27 February – Sunday 29 March 2020.
Attached is a link to 2020's £1.00 priced books on offer.

Posted below is one example from the 375 Make and Do activities you can download and use for free.…ok/
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Waterstones are offering the World Book Day £1.00 books with free click and collect within 2 hours. I am attaching a link to their website where you can choose and pick the £1.00 book and lots of other books which are discounted.…day

ARGOS World Book Day

Argos has a dedicated tab to World Book day consisting of toys, costumes, accessories and books. There is something for all ages including teachers and adults. There are 2 competitions to enter as well. One wins you tickets to see Gruffalo in concert and the other wins you tickets for the Natural History Museum. Featured below is a Disney Exclusive Moana costume priced at £14.00.



Party Delights have a huge range of costumes on offer from kids to adults, lots of popular themes and you can receive 10% off on any costume with code SAVE10. You must spend minimum £30.00 and delivery is charged separately. The Willy Wonka costume featured below is priced ay £14.99 not including delivery.


This five-piece Roald Dahl Willy Wonka character costume features a purple velveteen jacket with tails and an integrated yellow waistcoat front with button accents and Velcro fastening along with a pair of full-length green trousers.Also included is a large spotty bowtie, a soft black velveteen top hat and a soft padded cane.

Willy Wonka Dress…spx


Sainsbury's with their Tu clothing have also have a dedicated page for the World Book Day. This also mostly comprises of books and costumes for all ages. Their focus is mostly on costumes though. Below is an example of a Woody costume priced at £15.00. Any spend less than £20.00 they would charge you for delivery.


H&M World Book Day
Clothing giant H&M also have their own line of fancy dresses and costumes, perfect for World book day. If you are an H&M member you get special prices and free Click and Collect. The mermaid dress below for eg. is £17.99 but as a member you get it for £13.99 and free Click & Collect. The link for an H&M membership is attached here.…tml


VERY World Book Day
Very is doing a 25% off their costumes. The below caterpillar dress is priced at £11.99. All orders under £25.00 carry a charge of £2.00. Lots of costumes to choose from.

MATALANWorld Book Day
Matalan seem to have the best offers on costumes at the minute. They have an exclusive 25% off for both boys & girls. The Black Panther dress is £12.00 and the Where's Wally dress is £12.00 as well. Exceptional value for money as these dresses come with free Click & Collect.



World Book Night 2020 will be taking place on 23 April, and you can get involved! Funded by the Arts Council England & Libraries Connected, The Reading Agency give books to targeted groups of people. The Reading Agency reaches through its work, including less confident adult readers or those who don’t read for pleasure, isolated and vulnerable older people, people in UK prisons, people with mental health needs, parents and vulnerable pregnant women, and young people who don’t read for pleasure by distributing books.
Anyone can join this initiative by clicking the link above and participating. Anyone can also apply to receive free books. What a great Initiative, anyone young old or kids can join.
B&M World Book Day
B&M always have some hidden gems at cheap prices, the only issue is availability. Their website features a host of books and costumes at cheap prices for World Book Day, sadly someone will have to call them up to check availability. I have attached a store locator link which anyone can ring and ask for the item they need.…510

PINTERESTWorld Book Day Costume Diy Ideas
The link attached should give everyone 46 Diy ideas on how to dress your kids up for the World Book Day.


THE WORKS World Book Day
Awaiting confirmation of special offers/deals for World Book Day 2020.

AMAZON World Book Day
Amazon is yet to announce their special offers for World Book Day, although they are honouring the £1.00 price books as set out by the World Book Day website.

NATIONAL TRUST World Book Day Weekend Event
Between 7-8 March 2020, 50 places in National Trust's care will be running events for bookworms of all shapes and sizes. They will be able to exchange £1 book tokens for an exciting new read, set off on Puffling Children’s Trail, or test their animal knowledge with Evie and the Jungle Animal Facts Quiz, which will be available at the following participating properties.
  • Ickworth, Suffolk
  • Horsey Windpump, Norfolk
  • Calke Abbey, Derby
  • Charlecote Park, Warwickshire
  • Newark, Gloucestershire
  • Stoneywell Cottage, Leicestershire
  • Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood, near Ashbourne
  • Allan Bank, Grasmere
  • Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire
  • Dunham Massey, Cheshire
  • East Riddlesdon Hall, Keighley
  • Fountains Abbey, Ripon
  • Lyme Park, Stockport
  • Nostell Priory, near Wakefield
  • Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire
  • Shugborough, Staffordshire
Northern Ireland
  • Castle Ward, Downpatrick
  • Mount Stewart, Newtownards
London and the South East
  • Batemans, Etchingham
  • Bodiam Castle, Bodhiam
  • Cliveden, near Taplow, Buckinghamshire
  • Grey's Court, Henley-on-Thames
  • Hughenden, High Wycombe
  • Lamb House, Rye
  • Moredon Hall Park, Morden
  • Petworth, West Sussex
  • Scotney Castle, Kent
  • Sheffield Park and Garden, Uckfield
  • Stowe, Buckingham
  • Winchester City Mill, Hampshire
South West
  • Buscot, Swindon
  • Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar
  • Coleridge Cottage, Bridgwater
  • Cothele, near Saltash, Cornwall
  • Dyrham Park, near Bath
  • Hidcote, near Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Kingston Lacy, Dorset
  • Knightshayes, Tiverton
  • Lanhydrock, near Bodmin, Cornwall
  • Lytes Cary Manor, near Kingsdon
  • Montacute House, Somerset
  • Trerice, Kestle Mill, Newquay
  • Tyntesfield, near Bristol
  • Aberconwy House, Conwy
  • Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn
  • Chirk Castle, Wrexham
  • Colby Woodland Gardens, near Amroth, Pembrokeshire
  • Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas
  • Llanerchaeron, Ciliau Aeron
  • Powis Castle, Welshpool
  • Tredegar House, Newport

RED LION BARNET World Book Day Breakfast Event
Stone House Restaurants are celebrating this year's World book Day 2020 with special events, competitions and free book vouchers for winners. On the 9th of March 2020 kids can come dressed up in costumes and join everyone for breakfast as a main event, celebrating World Book Day. You will have to book up for the event. I have attached a link to choose your nearest restaurant.…ing

Community Updates
Smyths Toys Superstores will be accepting book tokens plus on the 5th March they will be giving out a Thomas & Friends book free in partnership with Network Rail (whiles stocks last)

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