Discover Children’s Story Centre

Discover Children’s Story Centre

Discover Children’s Story Centre is based in Stratford and is suitable for children aged 0-11 and their families. Enjoy a great indoor Story Trail full of the most exciting and brilliant exhibits. Outside there is a fabulous Story Garden, plus loads more inside and out. The current exhibition celebrates the work of Oliver Jeffers.


Children aged 0-11 and their families can enjoy a great indoor Story Trail full of the most exciting and brilliant exhibits for playing and learning including; a forest, magic tower, tea party area, a camp and special cones to listen and record stories. Outside there is a fabulous Story Garden; slide down a monster’s tongue, take off in a spacecraft, sail away in the pirate ship or hide out in the garden’s hut.

Opening Times

Monday – Friday
10am – 5pm
(except Monday during term times)

Saturday – Sunday
11am – 5pm

Discover will be closed on 24th, 25th & 26th December and 1st January

Open everyday during the school holidays, open every Bank Holiday


£5.00 adult/child over 2
£18 family of 4
FREE under 2’s

More information: Current Exhibition

Once There Was…The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers (interactive exhibition) opening Saturday 27 September 2014 – Sunday 6 September 2015

For children aged 3-6 (Younger and older brothers and sisters are welcome)

Celebrate the 10th birthday of the classic How to Catch Star by exploring Oliver Jeffers’ magical worlds in a new 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.

Exhibition opening times:

Term Time (Discover is closed on Mondays during Term Time): 3 – 5pm (Please note that these sessions are not prebookable)

Weekends and school holidays: 10.20*, 11.20am, 12.20, 1.20, 2.20, 3.15 and 4.15pm

*Weekdays during school holidays only

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  1. Beverley says:
    Posted July 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    A great day out, and quite reasonably priced too. Our toddler loved it and we’ll definitely be visiting again! We even had the chance to watch a fabulous play during our trip which was included in the price. You can also take with a picnic and eat in the lobby or on the picnic tables outside if you don’t want to buy food in the shop.

  2. naycolman says:
    Posted May 26, 2014 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    We went for the second time today. It’s a really fun place to go and very reasonably priced. I love how enthusiastic the staff are! They make every effort to make stories fun for kids. Check for details of special events and story readings. The staff use props during their story telling sessions to bring books to life. The main area and garden are full of various settings to explore and are particularly great for imaginative play e.g. in the garden, they have climbing frames built in the shape of a pirate ship and a spaceship. The current Secret Agent exhibition is fantastic. Much more suitable for 6+ years, when your child is able to write. That said, they did find ways to engage younger ones too They often have visiting authors and illustrators, so do check their website for upcoming events!