It’s almost that time of year again.

The time of year when parents across the globe dread those 3 little words:

“World Book Day” – 5th March 2020

Of course, it’s really nothing to dread. In fact, it’s something to celebrate and fully get behind for our children.

World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

World Book Day costume

The thing to dread is the inevitable fancy dress costume that your child will ask for.

Even worse, parents often face the last minute panic of scrapping together an outfit for World Book Day because either the school forgot to send the memo, the kids forgot to give you the letter, or you simply forgot to check your notifications on the app.

Whichever one it is, and no matter how awesome it is, World Book Day is another thing that parents have to try to fit in.

So we thought you might need some help organising a World Book Day fancy dress costume that’s not too expensive and is easy to find.

Even better, you might even be able to pick it up whilst you do your weekly shop.

World Book Day dress up that’s easy to find

Asda George. The bigger Asda stores might have a selection of costumes in, but otherwise, you can do click and collect within a couple of days, or select next day delivery directly to your door.

George at Asda

Sainsbury’s. With lots of costumes on offer this is one to plan ahead as they currently have 25% off but only until 17th February 2020.

Sainsbury’s dress up

Matalan. The costumes here also have 25% off, so order soon to make sure that the one you want isn’t out of stock.

ALDI. These Specialbuys are always a “once they are gone, they’re gone” deal, but there is a selection of outfits available to order online or pick up in store. You might just have to chance your luck to get the right sizing.

ALDI dress up

TK Maxx (& Homesense). These can be a bit hit and miss in terms of what is in stock, but if you can find something, you’ll definitely bag yourself a bargain.

TXMaxx dress up

B&M. This shop can also be tricky to guarantee what you might find on the day, but they have an app to help.

B&M fancy dress

Then there is eBay or Amazon.

Or if you’re more adventurous and well-organised, look at Pinterest for some homemade costume inspiration.

Find out more about World Book Day.

And read this handy guide to see how you can be involved.

World Book Day