Elmer makes the world a much brighter place. So for this year's Elmer Day we are spreading the positivity of Elmer with free resources so that everyone can hold their own celebration in May.
Whether you're a school, library, bookshop or a family wanting to join in at home, this year's Elmer Day is open to anyone who wants to take part.

How to get involved

Join in the fun by downloading the Elmer Day pack, which contains all you need for your own celebration in the classroom, at home or online.

Don't forget to share your photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #ElmerDay

Social graphics and logos are available to download here

We can't wait to celebrate with you on 29th May 2021

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ELMER’S BIG ART PARADE at Chessington World of Adventures

19th April to 31st May 2021

Elmer’s Big Art Parade is coming to Chessington this spring! Encounter everyone’s favourite patchwork elephant on his vibrant sculpture trail around the Resort – can you help find all of his statues? Then why not join the colourful herd and take flight on Elmer’s Flying Jumbos before meeting Elmer himself at one of his meet & greet sessions.


LAST CHANCE TO SEE: Elmer & Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee

River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames

Reopening 20 May until 21 June 2021

Don’t miss the perfect nostalgic and celebratory exhibition for post-lockdown! This exciting exhibition from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, will take you on a journey into the colourful imagination of David McKee, creator of classic books and characters including Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, Mr Benn and Not, Now Bernard.