Discover Children's Story Centre

The Discover Story Garden
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Discover is the UK’s first Story Centre for children aged 0-11 and their families. Let your imagination run wild on our indoor Story World, where you can take a trip in a special steamship or climb a look-out to the clouds. Then take your adventure outside into our Story Garden and slide down a monster's tongue or drive your very own taxi.

Our interactive family exhibition, The Fantastic World of Dr. Seuss, invites you to step inside the worlds from some of Dr. Seuss's most popular stories including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax and Oh, The Places You'll Go! Climb into the Once-ler wagon, dress up as Thing 1 and Thing 2 and build your own Truffula trees.

We run a programme of events throughout the year including storytelling sessions for 0-3s, author and illustrator events, workshops and more. Don't forget to visit our shop and cafe before you leave.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Every day, 10am-5pm.

Admission charges

£6.50 Adult/Child
£22.00 Family of four
£5.50 Concessions/Newham residents (with proof of status/address)
£18 Concession/Newham Resident family of four
Under 2s free

Membership available.

Getting there

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

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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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.
The Cat in the Hat

The Fantastic World of Dr. Seuss

  • 23 July 2016 — 1 August 2017 *on now

Step inside this vivid and immersive exhibition inspired by the beautiful illustrations from Dr. Seuss's funny and fantastical stories including: The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham and Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Climb onto the Once-ler Wagon, dress up as Thing 1 and Thing 2, play music with the Boom Band and maybe even come across The Cat in the Hat or Sam-I-Am. Dr. Seuss's books explode into life, for all to discover the sense of fun explored in his words and language that make them some of the most popular books of all time.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

Adult/Child: £6.50
Concessions/Newham Residents: £5
Family ticket (4 people): £22
Concession/Newham Resident family ticket (4 people): £18
Children under 2: FREE

Website

http://www.discover.org.uk

Glitterbugs

Glitterbugs

  • 1 December 2016 — 15 January 2017 *on now

Enter an icy winter cave and see if you can find the Glitterbugs, a collection of sparkly and glittery, but shy, creatures.

This extremely popular sell-out show returns to Discover from Thursday 1 Dec 2016 - Sunday 15 January 2017. Suitable for ages 0-3.

Mon-Thurs: 10:45am & 12:45pm
Fri-Sun: 10:45am, 12:45 & 2:45pm

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

Adult/Child: £6.50
Concessions/Newham Residents: £5.50
Family of four: £22
Children under 2: Free

Price includes entry to Discover's Story World and Story Garden. Pre-booking is essential. To book please call 020 8536 5555 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) or visit www.discover.org.uk

Website

http://www.discover.org.uk/all-events

Ready Steady Colour's Christmas Feast!

Ready Steady Colour's Christmas Feast!

  • 10 December 2016 11:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm
  • 11 December 2016 11:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm
  • 16 December 2016 11:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm
  • 17 December 2016 11:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm
  • 18 December 2016 11:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm
  • 19 December 2016 11:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm
  • 20 December 2016 11:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm
  • 21 December 2016 11:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm
  • 22 December 2016 11:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm
  • 23 December 2016 11:30am-12:30pm, 1:30-2:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm

Step into a pop-up restaurant, order your black and white ‘Christmas dinner’ and get colouring! Decorate your plate with glittery salt and pepper or red paint cranberry sauce, while the restaurant’s colourful waiting staff entertain you with their unique blend of storytelling, comedy and music. Poor Robin, the guitar playing waiter, has lost his Christmas spirit and needs help finding it, and the head chef is at the end of her tether…..so who could possibly help save the day?

For ages 3+.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 0-4
  • 7-10

Admission

Adult/Child: £9
Concessions/Newham Residents: £8
Family of four: £32 (additional person £7)
Annual Pass Member: £3

Price includes admission to Discover's Story World and Story Garden. Advance booking is essential. To book please call 020 8536 5555 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) or visit www.discover.org.uk.

Website

http://www.discover.org.uk/all-events/#christmas_feast

Getting there

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

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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