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

  • See above
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

Scrambled Eggs Super!

Dr. Seuss for toddlers: Scrambled Eggs Super!

  • 29 September — 27 November 2016

Thursday 29 September-Sunday 27 November
Monday-Thursday 10:45am & 12:45pm
Friday-Sunday 10:45am, 12:45 & 2:45pm
Ages 0-3

An eggs-cellent way to start the day! Join our Story Builders on an adventure to find the rarest and most exciting eggs to make an amazing breakfast.

Dr. Seuss for Toddlers sessions are included in the price of your Day Pass to Discover, with access to Discover's Story World, Story Garden and interactive family exhibition, The Fantastic World of Dr. Seuss.

Pre-booking is essential. To book please call 020 8536 5555 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm or visit www.discover.org.uk.

Discover is open every day, 10am-5pm.

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

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

Adult/Child: £6.50
Concession/Newham Resident: £5.50
Family ticket: £22
Children under 2: FREE

To book please call 020 8536 5555 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm or book online www.discover.org.uk.

Website

http://www.discover.org.uk

Fun Palaces

Fun Palaces at Discover

  • 1 October 2016 12:30-5pm

Enter our Fun Palace, hosted by Discover’s Children’s Forum and artist Natalie Ryde, and help them to create a giant story making machine throughout the day.

This is a FREE day to Discover, with access to Discover's Story World, Story Garden and interactive family exhibition, The Fantastic World of Dr. Seuss.

Pre-booking is advised. To pre-book your free tickets please call 020 8536 5555 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

Discover is open every day, 10am-5pm.Discover is five minutes from Stratford's Jubilee Line, Central Line, DLR, Overground, National Rail Services and bus stations.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Admission

This is a FREE day to Discover, with access to Discover's Story World, Story Garden and interactive family exhibition, The Fantastic World of Dr. Seuss.

Website

http://www.discover.org.uk

Ready Steady Go!

Ready Steady Go! The Driving School

  • 24 October 2016 11am-12pm, 12:30-1:30pm, 2:30-3:30pm
  • 25 October 2016 11am-12pm, 12:30-1:30pm, 2:30-3:30pm
  • 26 October 2016 11am-12pm, 12:30-1:30pm, 2:30-3:30pm
  • 27 October 2016 11am-12pm, 12:30-1:30pm, 2:30-3:30pm
  • 28 October 2016 11am-12pm, 12:30-1:30pm, From 2:30pm

Join A-Line Art in their fantastic crafty driving school, Ready Steady Go!

Grab your toolkit and design and decorate your own car, before giving it a spin on our specially-made driving course. Watch out for hazards like the bubbly car wash and Grandma and Grandpa crossing! When you’re finished, your car is yours to keep and take home.

Included in the price of your Day Pass to Discover, with access to Discover's Story World, Story Garden and interactive family exhibition The Fantastic World of Dr. Seuss. Advance booking is essential. To book please call 020 8536 5555 or visit www.discover.org.uk.

Discover is open every day, 10am-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
  • 0-4

Admission

£6.50 (Adult/Child)
£5.50 (Concession/Newham Residents)
£22 (Family of four)
£18 (Concession/Newham Resident family of four)
Under 2s free

Website

http://www.discover.org.uk

Horrid Henry

A Horrid Henry Halloween

  • 29 October 2016 12:30-1:30pm, 2:30-3:30pm
  • 30 October 2016 12:30-1:30pm, From 2:30pm

Sat 29 & Sun 30 Oct
12:30 & 2:30pm
All ages

Meet Horrid Henry for an extra-spooky Halloween, and see if you can impress him with your scariest jokes.

Included in the price of your Day Pass to Discover with access to Discover's Story World, Story Garden and interactive family exhibition, The Fantastic World of Dr. Seuss.

Advance booking is essential. To book please call 020 8536 5555 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) or book online www.discover.org.uk.

Discover is open every day, 10am-5pm.

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

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult/Child: £6.50
Concession/Newham Resident: £5.50
Family ticket: £22
Children under 2: FREE

To book please call 020 8536 5555 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm or book online www.discover.org.uk.

Website

http://www.discover.org.uk

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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