Roald Dahl Storytime At McDonald's

Disclosure - We were invited to the event at McDonalds for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own. 

To celebrate McDonald's teaming up with Roald Dahl for their Happy Readers Campaign we were invited to a very special Roald Dahl story time at McDonald's in Liverpool. Over the six weeks McDonald's will include a book featuring extracts from Roald Dahl books in every happy meal. An estimated 14 million books will be given away.

arm chair in McDonalds

In a survey by McDonald's it was revealed that the Fantastic Mr Fox is the most popular Roald Dahl book for Liverpudlian families. So with that in mind we were treated to a story telling of the book by a local children's theatre group called Travelled Companions.

The setting of the story telling was a nice big cosy chair, a bookcase, cushions and a table. It looked like a living room. The Travelled Companions who specialise in creating original, imaginative and engaging theatre had the little ones mesmerised.

Both big and little J watched every action and listened to every word while an extract of the story was acted out. The two actors were both charming and very funny. I laughed along with the children and found the whole thing enchanting. I could have watched them for hours.

Little J loves stories as does his big brother but has never seen anything like this before and he loved it.

man sat in an arm chair in McDonalds

Top ingredients for exciting storytelling – as voted for by kids!
McDonald’s carried out research into story time and can reveal the top five ingredients for extraordinary Roald Dahl-inspired storytelling, voted for by kids aged 5-11:

Funny voices to bring to life different characters (70%) 
Sounds effects and strange, surprising noises (43%)
Facial gestures and expressions to make them laugh (27%)
Parents, grandparents and siblings taking it in turns to read (20%)
Acting out scenes from their favourite storybook (17%) 

Are you a fan of Roald Dahl? What's your favourite book?



  1. McDonalds do storytime? I heard they the new toy was a RD book. They've really come a long way.
    My little one's favourite book is The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name today but will change tomorrow and the next etc. lol

  2. I love that McDonalds are encouraging reading, and especially someone as fun as Roald Dahl. Looks like you all had a good time :) x

  3. Do you know... when I popped into my local McDonalds the other day, I said to myself - What a great collaboration between Maccys & Roald Dahl! Well done to both companies & you for a great review. :)

  4. James and the Giant Peach is by far my favourite. Looks like the boys had a great time, and I think its brilliant that McDonalds are encouraging reading. x

  5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Georges Marvelous medicine is my favourite he is a classic storyteller. Charlie in the Chocolate Factory is great in the West End too.

  6. Sounds like a wonderful time. It does look like a living room, I wouldn't have thought it was a McDonald's if it hadn't said. I used to love Roald Dahl books, and can't wait to read some with Osian when he starts sitting through longer stories xx

  7. What a great event, it looks like it was really fun event. Love Roald Dahl too many favourites x

  8. This looks so much fun - we are going to one in Cardiff next week. I LOVE Roald Dahl - Fantastic Mr Fox and Danny the Champion of the World are my favourites. Kaz x


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