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
    2021-02-20T11:00:00Z 2021-12-31T00:00:00Z

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

  • 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
    2021-03-06T11:00:00Z 2021-12-31T00:00:00Z

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

  • 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
    2021-04-06T15:00:00Z 2021-12-31T00:00:00Z

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

  • FREE

    Moulded Theatre's Creative Clips

    02-Aug-2021 - 28-Dec-2021

    We are producing weekly creative activities, which we post on our YouTube channel and our social media under the name of Moulded Theatre's Creative Clips. They are a mix of craft, dance, storytelling ...

    3 - 16 years
    2021-08-02T09:00:00Z 2021-12-28T21:00:00Z

    We are producing weekly creative activities, which we post on our YouTube channel and our social media under the name of Moulded Theatre's Creative Clips. They are a mix of craft, dance, storytelling ...


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.
  • FREE
    London

    Luna Loves Art Trail

    21-May-2021 - 02-Jan-2022

    Can you find all of Luna’s Art around Discover?

    0 - 11 years
    2021-05-21T00:00:00Z 2022-01-02T00:00:00Z

    Can you find all of Luna’s Art around Discover?

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

    The Untold Stories

    21-May-2021 - 14-Nov-2021

    An immersive audio experience, produced by Discover and written by Kaveh Rahnama.

    5 - 11 years
    2021-05-21T00:00:00Z 2021-11-14T00:00:00Z

    An immersive audio experience, produced by Discover and written by Kaveh Rahnama.

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

    0-5 Storytelling: The Adventures of Mangolina

    13-Jul-2021 - 17-Oct-2021

    Mangolina wakes on the morning of the carnival to find she has lost her wings. What happened to them? How will she ever find them?

    0 - 5 years
    2021-07-13T10:00:00Z 2021-10-17T17:00:00Z

    Mangolina wakes on the morning of the carnival to find she has lost her wings. What happened to them? How will she ever find them?

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

    Space Adventures: Interactive story building for families

    23-Oct-2021 10:00 AM - 25-Nov-2021 17:00 PM

    Adventurers needed! There are lots of space monsters popping up at Discover. But who are they? Where did they come from? And why are they here?

    3 - 7 years
    2021-10-23T10:00:00Z 2021-11-25T17:00:00Z

    Adventurers needed! There are lots of space monsters popping up at Discover. But who are they? Where did they come from? And why are they here?

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

    Celebrating Winnie-the-Pooh with Jane Riordan

    24-Oct-2021 13:00 PM - 13:45 PM

    We all have a place in our hearts for the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh, as told by A.A.Milne in Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.

    5 - 11 years
    2021-10-24T13:00:00Z 2021-10-24T13:45:00Z

    We all have a place in our hearts for the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh, as told by A.A.Milne in Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.

    383-387, High Street E15 4QZ
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