Warwick Castle to give away children's books on World Book Day

The World Book Day cart will feature a rank of fun and educational books as well as the popular story Zog

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 11:22 am
Those living local to the Castle passing by on their daily walk will be able to pick up free children’s books from its very own World Book Day Cart. Photo supplied

To celebrate World Book Day, Warwick Castle will be giving away more than 200 books to children.

Between 10am and 4pm on March 4, locals to the Castle passing by on their daily walk will be able to pick up free children’s books from its very own World Book Day Cart.

The cart will be located outside the entrance on Castle Lane.

Those living local to the Castle passing by on their daily walk will be able to pick up free children’s books from its very own World Book Day Cart. Photo supplied

Staying true to the Castle’s heritage and allure, the cart will offer some books following a knight-worthy theme, including the wonderful and popular children’s story, Zog – written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

And, with Zog being the star of a new 3D interactive trail launching at the Castle this April, it is the perfect time to discover the popular tale.

On the initiative, Liam Bartlett, Operations Director at Warwick Castle said: “We are thrilled to be making this community Book Day Cart available – and to be able to provide so many books to local children, especially after such a difficult year for all.

"We have always been passionate about making education fun and accessible and giving away these wonderful stories is our way of supporting local children this World Book Day.”

To protect the health and safety of those visiting the cart, all the brand new books will be sorted by title into baskets to minimise contact.

Visitors are asked to abide by social distancing at all times.

For further information on World Book Day go to: www.worldbookday.com