The Dahlicious Dress Up Day

We love Roald Dahl in our house and one of our favourite places to visit is the Roald Dahl museum in Great Missenden. I’m slowly introducing the kids to the stories, they love Fantastic Mr Fox and Matilda. Anyway, I was recently sent some information about this fun charity event for school kids which I think it might be worth encouraging your school to get involved in.

Taking place on Friday 30th September 2011, The Dahlicious Dress Up Day is a fun way for school children up and down the country to get creative and raise money for a fantastic cause by going to school dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl character.

From Oompa-Loompas to the BFG, The Twits, Willy Wonka, Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox and all those other phizz-whizzing folk from Roald Dahl’s stories, there are plenty of characters for children to choose from. Children will be asked to donate just £1 to dress up and wow their friends and teachers with their splendiferous costumes, masks or face paint – all for a good cause. 

The money raised will go to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity to help fund much needed specialist nurses, support and equipment for seriously ill children with lifelong and life-limiting neurological or blood conditions.

Taking part in The Dahlicious Dress Up Day couldn’t be easier. From dressing up tips and inspiration to fun activities, there is plenty of help available. If your child’s school isn’t already taking part, encourage them to sign up for an event pack at, email

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