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
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers

Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers

  • 26 November 2014 — 6 September 2015 *on now

For children 6 and under

Celebrate the 10th birthday of the classic 'How to Catch a Star' ​by exploring Oliver Jeffers' magical worlds in an exhibition bringing his fabulous picture books to life. Play in your favourite scenes from 'How to Catch a Star', 'Up and Down', 'Lost and Found' and 'The Way Back Home'. Take a trip to the seaside, row a boat, make friends with a penguin and an alien, visit the Lost and Found office and watch as stars magically appear.

Term Time: Tue - Fri 3 - 5pm (Please note that these sessions are not pre-bookable)

Weekends and school holidays: 10.20*, 11.20am, 12.20, 1.20, 2.20, 3.15 and 4.15pm *Weekdays during school holidays only

Included with admission to Discover with access to Discover's Story Trail, Story Garden, and events.

To pre-book phone 020 8536 5555 (Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm) or go online up until the evening before the event www.discover.org.uk

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

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Where

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

Getting there

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

Admission

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

Website

http://www.discover.org.uk/whatson/event/once-there-was...-the-wonderful-world-of-oliver-jeffers

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Jingle Babies

Jingle Babies

  • 28 November 2014 — 4 January 2015 *on now

Age 0 - 3

Join our Story Builder for some seasonal stories with added songs and sparkle! This fun, interactive session is perfect for pre-schoolers and their carers to enjoy together and lasts approximately 20 minutes. Stay and play in our baby zone after the session and enjoy a fantastic selection of baby board books.

Weekends
Sat - Sun 11.30am & 1.45pm

Tue - Fri Term Time
11am & 1.45pm

Weekdays in the school holidays
Mon - Fri 11.30am & 1.45pm

Included with admission to Discover with access to Discover's Story Trail, Story Garden, interactive exhibition, 'Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers' and events.

To pre-book phone 020 8536 5555 (Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm) or go online up until the evening before the event www.discover.org.uk

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

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Where

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

Getting there

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

Admission

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

Website

http://www.discover.org.uk/whatson/event/jingle-babies

Christmas Chill Out

Christmas Chill Out

  • 29 November 2014 — 4 January 2015 *on now

All day, drop-in activity
Age 6+

It’s cold outside – and indoors we’re keeping super cool too. Check out our new zone for older children with activities including things to make and do and exciting new digital games, or just chill out on the bean bags with some of your favourite books.

Included with admission to Discover with access to Discover's Story Trail, Story Garden, interactive exhibition, 'Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers' and events.

To pre-book phone 020 8536 5555 (Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm) or go online up until the evening before the event www.discover.org.uk

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

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Where

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

Getting there

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

Admission

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

The Gruffalo's Child

Seasonal Stories

  • 28 December 2014 — 4 January 2015 *on now

The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
12.30pm
Age 3+

On a cold and snowy night the Gruffalo's child braves the deep dark wood to see if there really is such a thing as the Big Bad Mouse...

Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
2.30pm
Age 3+

Stick Man is lost in the snow; tired and cold he lies down for a nap and ends up in the fireplace! But when he helps a surprise visitor get out of the chimney, Stick Man finds his way home in time for Christmas.

Included with admission to Discover with access to Discover's Story Trail, Story Garden, interactive exhibition, 'Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers' and events.

To pre-book phone 020 8536 5555 (Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm) or go online up until the evening before the event www.discover.org.uk

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

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Where

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

Getting there

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

Admission

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

Website

http://www.discover.org.uk/whatson/event/the-gruffalos-child-by-julia-donaldson-and-axel-scheffler

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