Pyjamarama is back for 2021!

Want a fun way to get children excited about reading, while raising money for a great cause?

Pyjamarama is returning for a third time and will take place this year on Friday 14 May 2021.

Pyjamarama is all about getting children excited about reading, and fundraising to make sure every child gets their bedtime story.

We ask that children around the country, in schools and nurseries, and at home, spend a day reading, enjoying and sharing stories, all in the comfort of their pyjamas, and donate £1 to BookTrust to help all children have access to stories and to reading.

Get your FREE fundraising and activity pack

 To make sure you get the right pack, please select either Nurseries, Primary schools or Everyone else, from the options below.


Sign up today

Calling all nursery teachers and leaders, register here to sign up the children at your nursery to spend a day in pyjamas and receive materials just for EYFS children.

Primary schools

Sign up today

Primary schools – we need you! Sign up here to receive your primary school pack – which includes materials for both EYFS and Years 1-6.

Everyone else

Sign up today

Do you run an out-of-school club? Are you a parent or childminder? Sign up here to receive your activity pack for children aged 2-11 years.

This year, there are even more reasons to get involved:

  • We have made Pyjamarama bigger and better with more teaching resources, and more tips and ideas to help encourage the children in your class to read.
  • Children have experienced so much disruption to their lives over the past year. Taking part in Pyjamarama not only helps you to focus on reading in your class, but also helps children who are most in need to get a bedtime story.
  • We will share tips, guidance and our latest book recommendations to help make reading fun for using in the classroom and for children to take home to their parents.
  • A day in pyjamas is easy and fun to organise. All we need you to do is ask children to wear their pyjamas on 14 May and bring in £1 to support our work getting more children reading.
  • We could not run Pyjamarama as planned last year, so this year it is even more important to get involved and help children get the bedtime stories they might miss out on.

Got a question?

Our FAQs should have the answer

How your money helps

Lee is one of many children who have suffered because of lockdowns. With his mum struggling to put food on the table, and with schools and libraries closed, Lee has missed out on having books at home and the joy and confidence that bedtime reading brings.

With your help, BookTrust can help Lee and his mum, providing them with guidance and books for bedtime that Lee can call his own. So they can both look forward to cuddling up together to read a story every night; which could help Lee to do better at school and improve his confidence.

Find out more about how BookTrust makes a difference

PJ Masks © Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014; © Copyright Tony Ross, 2014;
© Nick Sharratt 2020. Illustrations © Anjan Sarkar

Pyjamarama Terms and Conditions