Calling all Mums and Dads! World Book Day is taking place on March 1 which means that it’s time to start thinking about the kids’ costumes.

World Book Day is an annual celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. WBD gives children and their parents the perfect opportunity to get creative together by choosing costumes based on their favourite book characters that they can then wear to school for the day!

In a world that often feels dominated by social and digital media, you can’t beat a good old book! Even if you and/or your kids aren’t typical recreational readers, World Book Day is the perfect place to start to start.

The benefits of reading with your children are endless – reading is a fun pass time which has been proven to help improve concentration and develop kids’ imaginations. Reading also gives parents and their children a chance to bond and spend time together, as well as an opportunity to learn a thing or two.

If you’re feeling inspired to find the perfect costume for World Book Day, you’ve come to the right place! We currently have 30% off selected kids dress up in store and online, including amazing savings on some of these awesome costumes…

Ten points to Gryffindor!

Probably the most successful book franchise of all time, Harry Potter is always a popular option for World Book Day. Perfect for mini witches and wizards, our spellbinding fancy dress set is sure to go down a treat with little Potterheads!

Older kids might be reluctant to dress up for World Book Day at first but we think they might change their minds when they see this super cool Harry Potter t shirt…

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Time to save the world…

Saving the world is a tough job but someone has to do it! Little superheroes in the making will love getting a chance to dress up like something out of a (comic) book. From Batman to Spidergirl, our gender-neutral dress-up costumes are the perfect pick for World Book Day, no matter whether they are team Marvel or DC!

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Animal magic

These costumes are sure to go down a treat with little animal lovers. Our pretty butterfly costume is perfect for dress-up day and there are plenty of books that she can be inspired by. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is an obvious choice but there’s also The Story of the Butterfly Children by Sibylle von Olfers too.

Cheeky little monkeys will love this cosy onesie. Their costume can be inspired by The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling or Night Monkey, Day Monkey by Julia Donaldson!

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It’s St David’s Day too!

Welsh mums and dads might need a completely different type of costume if their kids’ school is celebrating St David’s Day instead. We have a fuss-free Welsh lady dress up set on offer as well as dragon onesies and plenty of Welsh accessories too – Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus pawb!

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If these aren’t taking your fancy for World Book Day, shop our full collection of kids dress up costumes here.