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Discover Children’s Story Centre

383-387 High Street | Stratford, London E15 4QZ, England
+44 20 8536 5555
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Could be so much better!

We visited on Saturday afternoon, with our 4 children (9, 8, 6 and 2). The place was easy to find... read more

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skybluesara82
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Visited with three children aged 4-7 and more suited to younger children as many of resources too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beccaowl
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Discover Children's Story Centre in Stratford, East London, is a place where children aged 0-11 and their families and carers can enjoy playing, learning and making up stories together. Let your imagination soar on our indoor Story Worlds exploring a secret cave, a sparkly river and the Story Cloud Factory. Have an adventure in our Story Garden - sail away on a pirate ship, slide down a monster's tongue or play with giant musical instruments. Our Story Studio hosts interactive family exhibitions by famous picture book illustrators. We also have a full programme of storytelling, crafts and workshops and visits by your favourite picture book authors and illustrators.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“julia donaldson” (12 reviews)
“dr seuss” (7 reviews)
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383-387 High Street | Stratford, London E15 4QZ, England
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+44 20 8536 5555
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited on Saturday afternoon, with our 4 children (9, 8, 6 and 2). The place was easy to find, about a 5 minute walk from the station. On arrival the receptionist wasn't very welcoming or attentive, so much so she put a wristband on...More

Thank skybluesara82
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with three children aged 4-7 and more suited to younger children as many of resources too small for bigger kids. Glad booked on gruffalo story telling for extra £1.50 as this was the best 45 mins of our 4 hour visit. Good picnic area...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told about this place by a friend and was surprised (as the mother of two young children) that I'd not heard about it before. It really is a lovely place. There are two indoor areas to play in, with lots of imagination-inducing settings,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this place! Friendly staff, lots of hands on experiences for children and plenty of space. The Axel Scheffler/Julia Donaldson exhibition is fantastic - really well put together, staff were great with the children at getting them involved and lots of different areas...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Although not someone who usually leaves reviews, I felt compelled to after our visit today. I took ky 3 year old and would sum up it up as truly magical. The play equipment, crafts and especially the storytelling was so imaginative. Within one hour of...More

Thank Sarah T
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

If your child loves Julia Donaldson books then this is a must. Fab story telling, magical mystery doors, indoor play area. It all adds to the wonderful imagination of a young mind while encouraging book reading. Very close to tube/train lines. Plenty of places to...More

Thank samnh1970
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

We went for the Julia Donaldson experience,we had a great time and the staff made the experience great. The lady doing the reading and the Julia part was wonderful and very enjoyable. Our daughter loved it. Our daughter hurt herself while there and staff we’re...More

Thank Philip M
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We had the best time. Totally inclusive for all children no matter their needs would 100% recommend to all. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank Katy N
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This place is great for toddlers who love their books! The indoor and outdoor playgrounds are ok, but probably not worth the visit alone, much like the cafe. However, the storyteller who delivered ‘a squash and a squeeze’ was amazing! A truly magical 30 minutes...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Our three year old boy loved the play areas (outdoors and indoors), which fired his imagination and gave him an excellent work out. The Julia Donaldson exhibition was magical. It brought Donaldson's and (Axel) Schaeffler's wondrous worlds to life.

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skybluesara82
7 August 2018|
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Response from DiscoverStoryCentre | Property representative |
It depends on your kids - some people spend the whole day here, but we'd think you'd want at least an hour or two before your exhibition. We have a cafe and film screenings, two floors of Story Worlds and a Story Garden to... More
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Gemgem_blonde
3 June 2018|
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Response from Lizzie_Lou87 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does serving teas, coffees, cakes and sandwiches.
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sheilacoady
6 January 2018|
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Response from DiscoverStoryCentre | Property representative |
Hi there. I'm so sorry not to have answered this before. We always advise that you book in advance as sometimes sessions fill up fast! Thanks. Racheal
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