KidZania celebrates World Book Day with literary activities

Get into your child’s good books on World Book Day (7 March ) with a trip to KidZania, the indoor city run by kids at Westfield Shepherd’s Bush, and transport yourselves into a world of literature.

To celebrate World Book Day, KidZania London is hosting a celebration of literature, reading and writing in partnership with children’s publisher Little Tiger, to encourage children to develop their love of reading.

Industry experts, including a Fiction Designer and Book Editors, will be in the city to deliver literary workshops from cover design to character building. On Saturday 9 March, kids will also have the chance to meet best-selling, award-winning authors Tracey Corderoy and Holly Webb and get hands on experience with their writing workshops.

Workshops have been designed to reflect the learning of Key Stage 1-3 English and Art & Design.

World Book Day (Wednesday 6 March, Thursday 7 March and Saturday 9 March) workshops include: 

·       Cover Design Workshop with Fiction Designer

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but when there are so many to choose from, how do publishers make sure their covers stand out from the crowd? Learn about how book jackets are created and help the art department design the cover for the next bestseller. 

·       Story-Writing Workshops with Picture Book Editor

The best picture books are read again, and again, and again! Find out what makes a story excite and inspire and help the editors take their characters on a brand-new adventure!

·       Character Building Workshop with Fiction Editor

The most engaging children’s book characters can become long running series, with readers eagerly awaiting their next adventure. Discuss the magic ingredients for a beloved character and help the editorial team conjure up a new hero.

·       Meet the author Tracey Corderoy (Saturday 9 March)

What better way to celebrate World Book Day than by paying a visit to The One-Stop Story Shop? Join author Tracey Corderoy to find out where stories come from and follow Knight and Ferret on their adventures. Create your own One-Stop Story Shop sign to take home. 

·       Meet the author Holly Webb (Saturday 9 March)

The Perfect Kitten is the latest of Holly Webb’s animal stories featuring cute kittens and adorable puppies. Holly has written over 100 books for children and was a book editor before she became a full-time writer. Join Holly for a writing workshop where she’ll share her top tips for writing stories and celebrate World Book Day by creating book cover starring your perfect pet.