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.

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake

  • 15 February — 20 May 2015 *on now

The Enormous Crocodile is a horrid greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. Join our Story Builder and the other animals as they scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all!
*Please note there is no 11.30am story on the weekends.

Admission

Free with admission.

Muggle-Wump’s Animal Mask-Making

  • 16 February — 20 May 2015 *on now

Make an animal mask inspired by the characters of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake.

Admission

Free with admission.

WILD THING!

  • 18 — 19 April 2015 *on now

Make your own Wild Thing mask and storm up a wild rumpus with music and movement. Inspired by the classic Where the Wild Things Are.

Admission

Free with admission.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

  • 18 — 19 April 2015 *on now

Put on your Wolf Suit and join Max as he sails away to the place where the Wild Things are.

Admission

Free with admission.

Dirty Bertie with David Roberts

  • 25 April 2015

Dirty Bertie, the world’s grubbiest trouble magnet with nosepickingly disgusting habits, is back! Meet his creator, illustrator David Roberts, in an interactive event jam-packed with Bertie chaos, lots of laughs and drawing!

Admission

Free with admission.

Dirty Bertie and other favourites with David Roberts

  • 25 — 26 April 2015

Join one of our favourite authors and illustrators and creator of Dirty Bertie, David Roberts, for some Dirty Bertie mayhem and exciting new adventures as he shares his fabulous picture books with you in these action-packed interactive events.

Admission

Free with admission.

Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau with David Roberts

  • 26 April 2015

Join illustrator David Roberts for an action packed adventure to find a new hat for Madame Chapeau’s birthday celebrations. From the creators of Rosie Revere, Engineer.

Admission

Free with admission.

Shackleton’s Journey with William Grill

  • 2 May 2015

Join the author of Shackleton’s Journey for an illustration workshop that will take you into the depths of Antarctica.

Admission

Free with admission.

Penguin by Polly Dunbar

  • 2 May 2015

Ben really wants Penguin to speak to him but nothing he does seems to make any difference. Can you help Ben talk to Penguin?

Admission

Free with admission.

Penguin Parade

  • 2 — 4 May 2015

Listen to a penguin story, make a mini penguin, learn about penguins in space, dress up as a penguin and join the penguin parade. Get your waddle on.

Admission

Free with admission.

Space Penguins with LA Courtenay

  • 3 May 2015

What’s black and white, and flies faster than the speed of light? SPACE PENGUINS! Author LA Courtenay will be here to introduce you to the ice-cool crew.

Admission

Free with admission.

The Journey Home by Frann Preston-Gannon

  • 9 — 10 May 2015

Join Polar Bear, Panda, Orang-utan, Elephant and our Story Builder as they try to find a new place to call home.

Admission

Free with admission.

The Flying Bath by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts

  • 16 May 2015 From 12:30pm, From 2:30pm
  • 17 May 2015 From 12:30pm, From 2:30pm

When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action. Join the toys and our Story Builder on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Free with admission. Suitable for ages 3+

Website

http://www.discover.org.uk/whatson/event/the-flying-bath-by-julia-donaldson-and-david-roberts

Number Nonsense Age 6+

  • 23 May 2015

Join our Story Builder for 15 minutes of fun games creating mathematical mayhem in the garden.

Admission

Free with admission.

The Hueys in… A Day at Discover

  • 23 — 25 May 2015

In their latest adventure The Hueys are taking over Discover! Meet these delightful characters from the imagination of Oliver Jeffers in a weekend dedicated to their own little world.

Admission

Free with admission.

Oliver Jeffers Week

  • 25 — 31 May 2015

Oliver Jeffers has created many sensational stories and this May Half Term we are celebrating our favourites. With storytelling events for younger children, and themed craft activities for older siblings, we think there is something for everyone to enjoy in The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers.

Admission

Free with admission.

Kite Making Workshop

  • 26 May 2015

Inspired by Floyd’s passion for kite flying in Stuck by Oliver Jeffers and Penguin Blue in Blown Away by Rob Biddulph, decorate and make your own kite to make fly, then try your kite in the garden afterwards (weather permitting).

Admission

Free with admission.

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

  • 26 May 2015

Floyd’s kite is stuck in the tree! Come and listen to this story to find out all the amazing things he used to get his kite down from the tree.

Admission

Free with admission.

Paper Airplane Making Workshop

  • 27 May 2015

Inspired by Oliver Jeffers’ book The Great Paper Caper, join Discover’s first Paper Airplane Making competition! Decorate your plane, learn the best way to fold it and then test it out.

Admission

Free with admission.

The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers

  • 27 May 2015

Someone is chopping branches off all the trees in the forest – but who could it be and what do they need them for? Join our Story Builder and help solve the mystery of the great paper caper!

Admission

Free with admission.

The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers

  • 28 — 29 May 2015

Henry loves books. In fact, he loves them so much he eats them! And the more he eats, the cleverer he gets. But what will happen when he can’t eat any more?

Admission

Free with admission.

Blown Away with Rob Biddulph

  • 30 May 2015

Meet Penguin Blue! It’s a windy day, and he has a brand new kite – but where’s he going on this maiden flight? Join debut author Rob Biddulph, Penguin Blue and his friends and go on a gloriously illustrated adventure.

Admission

Free with admission.

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