Discover Children's Story Centre

Discover Children's Story Centre
383-387 High Street
Greater London
E15 4QZ


Website about Discover's programme

About Discover children's particpation work


Booking/Enquiries email


General Enquiries

020 8536 5555

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Discover Story Trail Photo Credit Jeff Moore
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Discover is an amazing place for children and families from 0 - 11 years old to play and create stories. Focused on storytelling, children can let their imaginations run wild in the indoor Story Trail or venture outside into the Story Garden. Follow the Story Trail from the Lollipopter through to the Sparkly River, over the Trip Trap Bridge and through the caves. Dress up, make puppets and hold your own show and create your own stories with the help of the story-builders.

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Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
Open everyday during the holidays

Term-time Mondays

Mon 8 - Fri 12 September 2014

Thu 25 - Sat 27 December 2014 and 1 January 2015

Admission charges

£5.00 for children and adults
£18.00 for a family of four
£4.50 concessions & Newham residents (with proof of status/address)
Under 2s free

Membership available

Interactive exhibits encouraging children to develop their imagination and literacy skills whilst having fun! Exhibits include: The Magic Tower(where children can listen to stories in different languages and go down a slide), the Lollipopter (which could be a boat, plane, helicopter, submarine or spaceship), the Secret Cave, and Polka-Dot Sounds (sound beams and lights are used to create and magical mixture of sound and movement).

Collection details

World Cultures, Toys and Hobbies, Personalities, Performing Arts, Music, Literature

Key artists and exhibits

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Top Secret! audio tour of the Story Trail

Top Secret!

  • 18 August — 26 September 2014 *on now

Every day
Ages 4 - 6
Ask at reception for details

'A delicious headphones trail full of red herrings for four-to-six-year-olds at the Discover Children's Story Centre in Stratford.' The Guardian

Go undercover at Discover on a super-secret special mission. Pick up your spy kit, put on your headphones and follow the hidden clues around the Story Trail. Sssshhh, no-one must know you're here...

By award-winning theatre company Inspector Sands - originally commissioned by Discover Children's Story Centre.

Included with admission to Discover with access to Discover's Story Trail, Story Garden and interactive family exhibition, Secret Agents - Spy Academy.

Discover is open:
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
Open every day during the school holidays.

Discover is five minutes from Stratford's Jubilee Line, Central Line, DLR, Overground, National Rail Services and bus stations.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6


Child/Adult £5
Family of Four £18
Concessions/Newham Residents £4.50
Under 2s Free