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 Online Events

  • FREE

    Storytelling: Drag Pirates

    20-Feb-2021 11:00 AM - 31-Dec-2021

    A storytelling perfect for wannabe pirates. Come and take to the seas with The Admirable Half Nelson (aka Discover Story Builder Arkem).

    4 - 11 years
    2/20/2021 11:00:00 AM 12/31/2021 12:00:00 AM

    A storytelling perfect for wannabe pirates. Come and take to the seas with The Admirable Half Nelson (aka Discover Story Builder Arkem).

    Storytelling: Drag Pirates
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  • FREE

    World Book Day with Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers

    04-Mar-2021 11:00 AM - 03-May-2021

    This year, we're celebrating World Book Day online with Luna – and you are all invited!

    3 - 8 years
    3/4/2021 11:00:00 AM 5/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

    This year, we're celebrating World Book Day online with Luna – and you are all invited!

    World Book Day with Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers
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  • FREE

    Storytelling: Nimesh the Adventurer

    06-Mar-2021 11:00 AM - 31-Dec-2021

    Join Discover Story Builder Niall Moorjani for a fun-filled story about a little boy with a BIG imagination.

    4 - 8 years
    3/6/2021 11:00:00 AM 12/31/2021 12:00:00 AM

    Join Discover Story Builder Niall Moorjani for a fun-filled story about a little boy with a BIG imagination.

    Storytelling: Nimesh the Adventurer
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  • FREE

    Mx Sausage Brown | Storytelling for Children

    06-Apr-2021 15:00 PM - 31-Dec-2021

    Meet Mx Sausage Brown, a sausage dog who loves wearing waistcoats, munching on breakfast and solving mysteries with their super-sensitive nose. 🔎🐾

    0 - 8 years
    4/6/2021 3:00:00 PM 12/31/2021 12:00:00 AM

    Meet Mx Sausage Brown, a sausage dog who loves wearing waistcoats, munching on breakfast and solving mysteries with their super-sensitive nose. 🔎🐾

    Mx Sausage Brown | Storytelling for Children
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  • FREE

    Storytelling & Crafts with James Catchpole & Karen George

    07-Apr-2021 11:00 AM - 07-Jun-2021

    Tune in for an online storytelling and craft session with author James Catchpole and illustrator Karen George.

    4 - 11 years
    4/7/2021 11:00:00 AM 6/7/2021 12:00:00 AM

    Tune in for an online storytelling and craft session with author James Catchpole and illustrator Karen George.

    Storytelling & Crafts with James Catchpole & Karen George
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  • FREE

    Storytelling with Zeb Soanes

    14-Apr-2021 11:00 AM - 14-Jun-2021 11:00 AM

    Get ready for an online bike ride with Zeb Soanes, author, BBC broadcaster and voice of the Shipping Forecast.

    4 - 11 years
    4/14/2021 11:00:00 AM 6/14/2021 11:00:00 AM

    Get ready for an online bike ride with Zeb Soanes, author, BBC broadcaster and voice of the Shipping Forecast.

    Storytelling with Zeb Soanes
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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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