You loved the books, and you’ll love these literary celebrations even more…
400th anniversary death of Shakespeare
Join the party: Visitors to the home county of the Bard will be treated to an array of reimagined productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, they will get to look inside in home that has just been re-opened at Stratford upon Avon, and they can join tours that will tell you more about the famed writer’s life and works.
200th anniversary Charlotte Bronte’s birth
Join the party: One of the UK’s best-loved authors will be celebrating with a touring exhibition, which will hit the National Portrait Gallery in London. Then take a trip to the Bronte Parsonage Museum near York to learn more about these uber-talented siblings.
90th anniversary of the first Pooh Bear book
Join the party: To commemorate your favourite kid’s book you can play Pooh sticks on your nearest river or take a trip to Aldenham Country Park in Hertfordshire, UK, where tots can enjoy story-telling time with Winnie The Pooh and then go on a tour of the 100 Acre Wood.
100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth
Join the party: Not only will the BFG hit the big screen in 2016, but there will be non-stop events being held throughout Wales this year. Expect pop-up theatres and exhibitions that help your relive your favourite Dahl stories.
150th anniversary of birth of Beatrix Potter
Join the party: Head to the Lake District in England and discover the land that inspired Beatrix Potter. The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is Cumbria has been wowing the crowds with 3D displays of all 23 tales, films, snacks at the tearoom and a tour around Peter Rabbit’s garden. And now in 2016 they are launching the Beatrix Potter musical. Kids will love it – and parents will do too.