September 11, 2012, 12:53 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Get your children excited about reading with help from the Southbank Centre and the Book Trust's National Children's Book Week. The theme for this year's celebration of the written word is ĎHeroes and Heroines', with the event taking place from 1 st -7 th October 2012.
Parents and schoolteachers alike will be delighted by the range and diversity of events on offer, as this festival is an opportunity for children to experience the written word outside of a classroom or conventional learning environment.
Aimed at children of primary school age, the Week in fact spreads across the UK, involving libraries and primary schools across the nation in building children's confidence in reading for pleasure and enjoying books for what they are.
This is event has been running for 80 years and never fails to exhaust its appetite for interest, fun and engagement. As with previous years, the Week finds its base on London's Southbank, in the Royal Festival Hall.
To soak up the literary present and past of London, LondonTown.com can recommend some excellent cheap London hotel deals for parents keen to have a celebratory weekend without breaking the bank.
Staying on or near London's Southbank is an extremely exciting experience for a child, with plenty of cultural opportunities at their fingertips. The facilities and venues at the Southbank Centre, as well as further along the river at the Tate Modern, present primary school children with a multitude of opportunities for getting creative and stuck in to art and literature in a hands-on way.
Adults can book a studio room – sleeping two adults and one child - in Waterloo's nearby Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London for £199 on the night of Friday 5 th October, representing a discount of 56%.
Alternatively Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London, a few minutes' walk to the west, also presents studio room opportunities with over 50% discount, from £189 per night.