Discover Children's Story Centre

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

Website

Website about Discover's programme

www.discover.org.uk

About Discover children's particpation work

www.designmatters.org.uk

E-mail

Booking/Enquiries email

bookings@discover.org.uk

Telephone

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.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

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

Closed:
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

  • See above
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Agent Gen - Secret Agents Spy Academy, Discover Children's Story Centre

Secret Agents - Spy Academy

  • 15 February — 31 August 2014 *on now

An interactive family exhibition for ages 6+ (Younger brothers and sisters are welcome, content has been specifically devised for over 6s)

The devious Dr Iscove has used the good Professor Irene Bop’s brilliant mind to create a treasure teleporting machine. He has stolen treasure from around the world, from the Louvre to the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London. His next mega-theft is to steal the pocket money of everybody on the planet.

We have to stop him before it's too late and recover the treasure teleporting machine. You have been carefully selected for this mission but first you must attend our elite Secret Agent training academy. Beyond its doors is a labyrinth of clues and adventure. Read everything, observe everything - clues can come in any order and in all shapes and sizes.

Master surveillance techniques, unlock codes, dodge laser beams, learn how to make yourself invisible and all the special skills to complete your mission.

Be warned - time is running out!

Term Time: 3.10 and 4pm (Discover is closed on Mondays during Term Time)

Weekends and school holidays: 10.40*, 11.30am, 12.20, 1.10, 2, 2.50 and 3.40pm
*Weekdays during school holidays only

Please call 020 8536 5555 to book Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm or go online anytime to book a timed slot (subject to availability). There will be a limited number of tickets available on the door.

Discover opening hours:

Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm
Open every day during the school holidays

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Additional info

For accessibility information please visit http://www.discover.org.uk/planyourvisit

Admission

Secret Agents Spy Academy is included with Admission to Discover and includes access to Discover's Story Trail and Story Garden:

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

Website

http://www.discover.org.uk/whatson/event/secret-agents-academy-for-spies1

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

Admission

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

Website

http://www.discover.org.uk/whatson/event/top-secret

Summer at Discover

Summer at Discover

  • 18 August — 7 September 2014 *on now

Until Sun 7 September
Age: 0 - 6

Discover has lots of stories and activities to keep you busy right through the summer holidays.

Join our Story Builders on Discover's beach for a different seaside tale every week during the school holidays (ages 3 - 6) including 'Elmer and the Whales' by David McKee and' Pirates Love Underpants' by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort (every day, 12.30 and 2.30pm).

Dive into our seaside paradise and create a beautiful sparkly fish or boat to add to our fishing net (ages 3 - 6), sing along to sea shanties with Captain Sam (ages 0 -3, 11.30am) and babies can enjoy beach-side sensory play.

Don't forget to make a story for Hootah on our Story Trail and take advantage of the brilliant weather in our Story Garden where our Story Builders will be running favourite garden games every day including Follow My Leader, What's the Time Mr Wolf and Simon Says (ages 3 - 6, every day at 1.30pm).

This season is your last chance to go on a very special mission in Discover's Spy Academy (until Sun 31 August) now with special sessions for children ages 3 - 6 and 6+.

Advanced booking is not required but can be done by calling 020 8536 5555 Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm or online up until the evening before the event www.discover.org.uk.

The above events are included with admission to Discover. See www.discover.org.uk for event details and times.

Discover Summer Hours (until 7 September):
Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday 11am - 5pm

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

Admission

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

Website

http://www.discover.org.uk/whatson/event/stratford-on-sea

Secret Agents Party - Mission Accomplished

Secret Agents Party - Mission Accomplished Celebration

  • 30 August 2014 2:30-4pm *on now

Age 6+

Do you know the secret handshake? Can you find your way to the highly hush hush party taking place in Dr Iscove's lair? Dress up in your best Secret Agent disguise and join us to celebrate the end of the Secret Agents exhibition.

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

Booking is not required but can be done on 020 8536 5555 (Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm) or online up until the evening before the event www.discover.org.uk

Discover Summer hours (until 7 September):
Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday 11am - 5pm

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

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

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

Website

http://www.discover.org.uk/whatson/event/secret-agents-party-mission-accomplished-celebration

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