Discover Children's Story Centre

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

Discover is closed for refurbishment until 23 July 2016.

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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The Librarian by Inspector Sands

The Librarian at North Woolwich Library

  • 30 May 2016 11am-12pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm *on now
  • 31 May 2016 11am-12pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm
  • 1 June 2016 11am-12pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm
  • 2 June 2016 11am-12pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm
  • 3 June 2016 11am-12pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm
  • 4 June 2016 11am-12pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm

There is a book.
A special book.
A legendary book.
A superbook.
They say that anyone who reads it is changed forever.
And only one copy was ever made.
But someone borrowed that copy ages ago.
And never returned it.
So now it is very, VERY overdue.
100 years overdue.
Or at least it was
Until yesterday when it was slipped back onto a shelf
Somewhere in this very library
So today we are going to find it.
And then
We are going to read it.
(And then we are going to stamp it.
And put it back where it belongs.)


A bibliographic adventure featuring talking books, moving shelves and a librarian like you’ve never seen before.

North Woolwich Library, Mon 30 May - Sat 4 June 2016, 11am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm each day.

Tickets are free but please book in advance via or by calling 002 8536 5555 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10


North Woolwich Library
5 Pier Parade
North Woolwich
E16 2LJ


Free. Please book tickets online via or call 020 8536 5555 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.


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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