World Book Day is fast approaching and we're inviting all little ones to come and celebrate the day with us at the Kingfisher on Thursday 7th March.


What is World Book Day?

World Book Day is the world's biggest annual celebration of children's books, dedicated to celebrating the benefits of reading by anyone and anywhere in the world.

The annual event encourages parents/guardians and carers to read and share stories with their children for ten minutes every day. World Book Day aims to inspire new reading habits for adults and children as sharing stories has long lasting effects on a child's future!

World Book Day at Kingfisher

Join us on Thursday 7th March for a day of story-telling of children's favourite stories including; The Gruffalo, The Ugly Five, The Wonkey Donkey and The Little Unicorn! The little ones can also enjoy a colouring-in station and enter into a competition to WIN a Waterstones prize bundle*. Kingfisher's kids club mascot, Charlie the monkey will also be making an appearance and all children that attend on the day can pick up a FREE bookmark and a book token for £1 off ANY book or audiobook worth £2.99 or more which can be redeemed at Waterstones and WH Smith's in the centre.

Pop along between 11am - 3pm on Walford Walk outside Debenhams. The event is suitable for children of all ages and you don't need to book, simply turn up on the day and we'll see you there! #MeetatKingfisher

For information on how to get to the Kingfisher click here. The closest car park to the event is Car Park 2.

Quiet Hour

For our younger guests who would prefer a calmer, quieter environment, we will be holding a Quiet Hour from 11am until 12pm on the day.


Whilst you're visiting  the centre on World Book Day, head over to Waterstones dressed as your favourite children's book character as there will be a prize for the best dressed. the little ones can take part in a 'Design Your Own Book Jacket' contest, there will be various colouring activities, a treasure hunt, and a quiz too for the budding readers!

Use your £1 off book tokens given at our event which can be redeemed in-store at Waterstones.  

*Terms & conditions apply, click here for details.