Discover is the UK’s first Story Centre for children aged 0-11 and their families. Our aim is to create a love of language, literature and stories.

Discover Children's Story Centre
383-387 High Street, Stratford London E15 4QZ
London

Discover Children's Story Centre


Discover is the UK’s first Story Centre for children aged 0-11 and their families. Our aim is to create a love of language, literature and stories.

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. Our aim is to help improve reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for children in fun and imaginative ways. We also work with schools, libraries and in the local community. Last year over, 100,000 children and adults visited and worked with Discover.

Find us at...

  • Discover Children's Story Centre
  • 383-387 High Street
  • Stratford
  • London
  • E15 4QZ

Accessibility

Discover is spread over 4 floors and is accessible throughout. We have a lift between floors and accessible toilets on each level.


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Our At-Home Activities

  • Discover Story Challenge: Once upon a time, in my home...

    Introducing the DISCOVER STORY CHALLENGE... For a chance to win a special prize, we want to hear about all about the adventures you've had at home. 🏠✨

    5 - 11 years
  • Storytelling: The Glassmaker's Daughter

    Daniella is a very sad and grumpy girl. When her father promises a beautiful glass palace to anyone who can make her laugh, mask makers, lion tamers and magicians come from far and wide to try their l...

    0 - 8 years
  • Storytelling: Quick, Barney, Run!

    Discover Story Builder Minnie is stuck indoors and EVERYTHING'S BORING. What can she do? Use her imagination, of course!

    0 - 8 years
  • Storytelling: The Great AAA-OOO!

    As Mouse scampers homewards through the dark, rackety wood, he hears a horrible howl. Could it be Owl, Moose, Bear or Goose? Or could it be... a monster?

    0 - 8 years
  • Storytelling: Jack and the Beanstalk

    Discover Story Builder Minnie Wilkinson has an especially large and unusual house guest staying with her at the moment. You might have heard his story before — featuring a certain person na...

    0 - 8 years
  • Storytelling: Quill Soup

    Noko, the porcupine, is very hungry. Despite their full bellies, all the animals in the nearby village say they have nothing to spare. He must come up with a cunning plan to teach the villagers the va...

    0 - 8 years
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Our Physical Events

In light of the coronavirus emergency, please contact us directly to check if events are going ahead.
  • London

    Fairy Tales Immersive Exhibition

    21-May-2021 - 20-Feb-2022

    Once upon a time there were three bears, and they owned a little Bed and Breakfast in the forest…

    0 - 8 years
    2021-05-21T00:00:00Z 2022-02-20T00:00:00Z

    Once upon a time there were three bears, and they owned a little Bed and Breakfast in the forest…

    383-387 High Street, Stratford E15 4QZ
  • FREE
    London

    Snow: Immersive Audio Space

    03-Dec-2021 10:00 AM - 30-Jan-2022 17:00 PM

    A drop-in immersive audio space, full of sparkling, sensory, wintery magic.  

    0 - 11 years
    2021-12-03T10:00:00Z 2022-01-30T17:00:00Z

    A drop-in immersive audio space, full of sparkling, sensory, wintery magic.  

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  • London

    0-3 Storytelling: Grow

    14-Feb-2022 16:00 PM - 15-May-2022 16:30 PM

    It’s the Gardener’s first day on their new allotment. They’re very excited to grow some plants, sew some seeds and watch them coming to life.  

    0 - 3 years
    2022-02-14T16:00:00Z 2022-05-15T16:30:00Z

    It’s the Gardener’s first day on their new allotment. They’re very excited to grow some plants, sew some seeds and watch them coming to life.  

    ,
  • FREE
    London

    Storytelling with Rashmi Sirdeshpande & Rikin Parekh

    15-Feb-2022 13:00 PM - 13:45 PM

    It's the Nursery Rhyme's big performance, but Cow is having second thoughts. She's too scared to jump! What if she crashes? Will everyone laugh?

    4 - 11 years
    2022-02-15T13:00:00Z 2022-02-15T13:45:00Z

    It's the Nursery Rhyme's big performance, but Cow is having second thoughts. She's too scared to jump! What if she crashes? Will everyone laugh?

    ,
  • FREE
    London

    Storytelling with Ian Eagleton

    16-Feb-2022 13:00 PM - 13:45 PM

    Nen the merman spends his days exploring his underwater kingdom, but something is missing: his heart is empty. So, Nen ventures to the forbidden world above and it is here that he meets Ernest, a lone...

    3 - 7 years
    2022-02-16T13:00:00Z 2022-02-16T13:45:00Z

    Nen the merman spends his days exploring his underwater kingdom, but something is missing: his heart is empty. So, Nen ventures to the forbidden world above and it is here that he meets Ernest, a lone...

    ,
  • FREE
    London

    Drag Pirates

    17-Feb-2022 13:00 PM - 13:45 PM

    Yarrr! Come and join the crew of The Drag Pirates.  

    4 - 11 years
    2022-02-17T13:00:00Z 2022-02-17T13:45:00Z

    Yarrr! Come and join the crew of The Drag Pirates.  

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