Discover Children’s Story Centre, London

3.7
#9 of 18 in Childrens Museums in London
Discover Children’s Story Centre is the UK’s first hands-on creative literacy centre for children aged 0-11 years and their families, carers and teachers.

At the heart of the centre, our purpose-built Story World and Story Garden are creative play spaces designed to inspire children’s curiosity and imagination. Our team of dedicated Story Builders guide children and families through the space and encourage them to create their own stories for Hootah, our resident baby space alien, to send back to his planet Squiggly Diggly, which has run out of imagination.

Changing once every six months to a year, our interactive exhibitions immerse families in the world of their favourite authors, from Oliver Jeffers to Michael Rosen and Dr. Seuss. Throughout the year we invite much-loved and up-and-coming authors, illustrators, poets, musicians, artists and storytellers to run exciting workshops. We want to help improve reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for children in fun and imaginative ways. Each year over 100,000 people benefit from our programmes.

Discover is a registered charity, all proceeds go directly into delivering high quality innovative work for children and families in east London.
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  • We went with our daughter thinking it would be a story museum, but it's just a room. We thought there was something else and when we walked into another piece wrongly a young staff girl was very rude. The shop is small and disappointing. I do not recommend it at all, maybe it is entertaining to go as a school course, but not as a family walk.
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  • My husband and I were in London for the weekend with our 3 year old and wanted something fun for her that wasn't going to cost £30+ each! We were very pleasantly surprised with how much there was to d...  more »
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  • Good space for kids and definitely better than soft play. I went with a disabled child and although it was lovely we found some of the activities could have been a bit more accessible. For example having tables wheelchairs can fit under, also some of the doors were very tricky to get through with a wheelchair. Although high praise for the change table and hoist, it's a rare and appreciated addition and makes simple things like going to the toilet so much easier.
  • Great place for the little ones to go visit! Facilities are well kept, lots of toilets, and different rooms and areas catered for different attention spans! Lockers and buggy parks are provided which makes it a lot easier for any parent/carer. Super close to the station so getting there is easy. The play areas are secure and safe and the children’s activities keep the little ones preoccupied and happy for a long time! Seriously tempted to get an annual pass even though we live in the other side of london!
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