Celebrating Roald Dahl's 100th birthday

Wishing Mr Dahl a fizz-whizzing birthday

Today marks the 100th birthday of the famous author and we’ve been celebrating over the weekend with some most marvellous activities. After all…

“A little nonsense now and then, is treasured by the wisest men” – Roald Dahl

Loved for stories including Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the BFG and James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl continues to inspire the imaginations of children and adults alike. We’re all about having fun so naturally we wanted to mark this special occasion.pigs and wonka bar

Animals in the barn including our piglets, shire horse and giant rabbits enjoyed testing out some Wonka Bars and giant peaches. There were golden ticket card hunts and themed picture trails and our catering team even invented some exclusive ‘scrumdiddlyumptious’ inspired fudge that is still currently for sale in our Candy Shop.

Anna Williams, our entertainments supervisor enthused:

“Roald Dahl’s stories inspire everyone to have fun, use their imaginations and allow themselves to be a little bit silly once in a while.”

wonka sweet stall in the jolly barn

She continued:

“We want all guests to relax and have fun during their visit to Folly Farm and our team really got involved in putting together some fun activities to mark what would have been this famous Welsh author’s 100th birthday”.   

We hope guests, young and old, enjoyed our Dahl themed weekend and took home a little bit of magic.