Happy birthday Roald Dahl!

Celebrate Roald Dahl day with our pick of the best toys, books and clothing all clad in the author's quirky book illustrations


Celebrate Roald Dahl day

Happy birthday Roald Dahl!


Whether you love the tales of Charlie Bucket and his chocolate filled adventures with Willa Wonka, or if you laughed out loud to The Twits’ smelly tricks and the haste of Muggle Wump the monkey – chances are, whatever the story, Roald Dahl books appear somewhere in favourite childhood reads.

The eccentric novelist would have been 90 years old this year, so to celebrate, September 13 is officially the day to remember all things Dahl. So whether you organise a book party, dig out your favourite book to read to your child or take a trip to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, make sure you help celebrate the life and books of Dahl with a bang.

For a full list of events and happenings, visit the Roald Dahl website.

We’ve rounded up 6 of the best Roald Dahl children’s goodies to help with the celebrations – so what are you waiting for glumptious globgobblers?

Roald Dahl books, Amazon

Read a book

Full Roald Dahl book collection (16 books), £28.89, Amazon.

The collection includes Fantastic Mr Fox, The Witches, The Twits, James Giant Peach, Charlie Chocolate Factory, The BFG, Magic Finger, The Giraffe , Esio Trot, Boy Tales and Matilda.

Roald Dahl t-shirt, Fabric Flavours

The big T

Enormous Crocodile t-shirt, £16, Fabric Flavours.

Available from ages 1-6 years.

Crocodile toy, Roald Dahl shop


Enormous Crocodile soft toy, £7.99, Roald Dahl Shop.

Fox painting gown, 1st Toys

Fantastic Fox

Fantastic Mr.Fox painting gown, £6.99, 1st for Toys.

Available for children aged 3+.

James art canvas, Funky Moose

Work of art

James and the Giant Peach canvas, £95, Funky Moose.

Features the reproduction of the original Quentin Blake illustration on a 100% cotton canvas 

Lunchbox, Sugar Plum Tree

Box it

Enormous Crocodile lunchbox, £9.99, Sugar Plum Tree.

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