Discover Children’s Story Centre’s unique play environment provides an excellent venue for school and community group visits.

Our newly redeveloped Story World and immersive exhibitions provide a wide range of interactive activities that use creative play to engage children and support development of communication, creativity and literacy skills.

All of our schools sessions complement the national curriculum and are led by our skilled Story Builders, who are trained to support core language, literacy and key skills. All sessions are accessible to, or can be adapted for, disabled, SEN and EAL children.

We are a supporter of Arts Award and our schools sessions can contribute towards sections of the ‘Discover’ and ‘Explore’ awards.

“We are so privileged to have Discover so close by with their resources and wonderful creativity for us to take part in.” – Local school teacher

Story World

Term time
Monday – Thursday
Morning: 10-11:30am
Afternoon: 12:45 – 2:15pm
Sessions available for Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Pupils can explore our dedicated floor of the Story World with creative play features, settings and environments to stimulate their imaginations. Visit the special Hootah Observatron, climb a crow’s nest and go on a Story Building mission!

Through spoken language, listening, drama, storytelling and exploration of Discover’s unique environments children learn the key elements of story craft – character, setting and plot – and help Hootah to create new stories for Squiggly Diggly.

A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures

Term time
Morning: 10:15-11:45am
Afternoon: 1:00-2:30pm
Sessions available for Nursery – Year 4

Explore the worlds of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler in our multi-sensory, immersive exhibition

These interactive sessions take children to the heart of some of the UK’s most beloved children’s books. Pupils will explore familiar stories in a whole new way, discover worlds of imagination and create new stories and ideas of their own to take away.

These sessions are for one class of 30 children. If you would like to bring two classes from a year group we are able to offer a bespoke sessions where the two classes can have 45 minutes in the exhibition space and 45 minutes with our trained facilitators – Discover’s Story Builders. Please get in touch for more information.

Booking information:

Schools sessions cost £160 for one class of up to 30 children or £300 for two classes. For more information and to book please call 020 8536 5555 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.

We can provide a lunch space for classes before or after their session. Please let us know if you require this when booking.

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