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Celebrate Book Week – visit Roald Dahl’s home town & museum!

March 6, 2015

Roald Dahl was my favourite author as a child,  and is still at the top of my list. I got scared reading The Witches, dreamed about rivers of chocolate with Charlie Bucket and wanted to have Matilda’s amazing imagination! 

This week its Book Week in the UK and Roald Dahl’s magic continues to run down through the generations. My seven year old son took in his favourite Roald Dahl book ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ to celebrate the day at his school today.

So what better way to spend a sunny weekend than with a visit to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden.

Great Missenden is a beautiful little village located in Buckinghamshire. Pretty English cottages, picture perfect scenery and the boutiques dotted along the high street are to die for! You can catch the Chiltern Railways train straight there from Marylebone station in London, and in 30 minutes you will be transported to the village Roald Dahl called home for forty years. It is where he was inspired to write many of his famous books and where he was also laid to rest after his death in 1990.

The museum itself is not big, but filled with lots of fun things to keep the kids, and adults, occupied for ages. There is an amazing story time which had my little ones in a fit of giggles , art workshops and lots of interesting facts about the great man himself! The coffee shop offers all sorts of goodies as if taken straight from Willy Wonkas factory itself. The museum shop also deserves a visit. Entrance is £6.60 for adults, £4.40 for children and under 5’s go free!

If its a sunny day, follow the map you can get at the museum, it takes you for a tour of Roald Dahl’s Missenden, and ends at his actual grave site set amongst chocolate box cottages and a historic church. When we visited a fox was wondering around the grave, Im sure it was Fantastic Mr Fox! 

Make the trip to this magical place, you will all love it! xxx

One Comment
  1. Looks great! 🙂

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