Discover Children's Story Centre

 
 
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383-387 High Street, Stratford, London E15 4QZ
 
 
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Tue to Fri 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm. Open every day during the school holidays | Closed 24-27 Dec & 1 Jan
 
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£5 (Adults/Children), £4.50 (Concs) £18 (Family of 4), FREE (Children Under 2)
 

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Discover Children's Story CentreDiscover is a fantastic storytelling centre in Stratford East. Story Trails and Garden Trails run frequently and vary from carnival costumes to Capoeira moves, from wizards and witches to pirates or plants. Some of the most effective and most used exhibits here are the simplest, such as a dressing up chest, or a puppet theatre. Established in 1998, Discover provides creative, play and learning opportunities to enable children aged 0 to 11 and their carers to develop their potential. There is also a series of changing exhibitions to enjoy and events at the weekends and during school holidays. It particularly targets families in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage and ensures that children are listened to and can participate in decisions that affect their lives. They also have extensive community, education and training programmes.

 

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Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver JeffersOnce There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver JeffersOnce There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver JeffersThe lovely people at Discover Children's Story Centre in Stratford celebrate the 10th birthday of Oliver Jeffers's classic 'How to Catch a Star' by exploring the author's magical worlds in a new exhibition bringing his fabulous picture books to life. Children and families will be able to walk into immersive environments inspired by 'How to Catch a 2015-04-26T10:20:00+01002015-08-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Discover Children's Story Centre, 383-387  High Street  Stratford    E15 4QZ
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DATES  27th September 2014 to 31st August 2015
The lovely people at Discover Children's Story Centre in Stratford celebrate the 10th birthday of Oliver Jeffers's classic 'How to Catch a Star' by exploring the author's magical worlds in a new exhibition bringing his fabulous picture books to life. Children and families will be able to walk into immersive environments inspired by 'How to Catch a ... More about this event
 
Shackleton's Journey With William GrillShackleton's Journey With William GrillJoin William Grill in an illustration workshop that will take you into the depths of Antar.2015-05-02T14:30:00+01002015-05-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Penguin ParadePenguin ParadeJoin us for a Penguin Parade this early May Bank Holiday. Listen to a penguin story, make a mini penguin, learn about penguins in space, dress up as a penguin and join the penguin parade. Get your waddle on.2015-05-02T11:00:00+01002015-05-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Penguin Parade
Space Penguins With LA CourtenaySpace Penguins With LA CourtenayLet author LA Courtenay introduce you to the ice-cool crew.2015-05-03T14:30:00+01002015-05-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Star Wars Day May The 4th Be With YouStar Wars Day May The 4th Be With YouCelebrate May the 4th at Discover in a special Star Wars children's hour with DK's Star Wars experts Simon Beecroft and Hannah Dolan.2015-05-04T14:30:00+01002015-05-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Star Wars Day May The 4th Be With You
The Hueys InThe Hueys InIn their latest adventure The Hueys are taking over Discover!2015-05-23T12:30:00+01002015-05-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Timmy Failure With Stephan PastisTimmy Failure With Stephan PastisJoin best-selling creator of the Timmy Failure series, Stephan Pastis, for the third adventure about his comically overconfident sleuth.2015-05-25T13:30:00+01002015-05-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Oliver Jeffers WeekOliver Jeffers WeekJoin our Story Builders for a week of your favourite Oliver Jeffers stories.2015-05-25T10:00:00+01002015-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Kite Making WorkshopKite Making WorkshopMake and decorate your own kite to make fly.2015-05-26T14:30:00+01002015-05-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Paper Airplane Making WorkshopPaper Airplane Making WorkshopInspired by Oliver Jeffers' book 'The Great Paper Caper', join Discover's first Paper Airplane Making Competition!2015-05-27T14:30:00+01002015-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Paper Airplane Making Workshop
 

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Discover Children's Story Centre - Photo by Jeff Moore

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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £54  34% off
    335 - 337 High Street, E15 | 3 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    The Westbridge Hotel, Stratford is a unique boutique hotel that adds a sense of style to east London. Guests can choose from standard double and twin ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £64  37% off
    10A Chestnut Plaza, E20 | 6 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    Feel at home as soon as you enter the contemporary lobby of the Holiday Inn London Stratford City. This new generation Holiday Inn is located in ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £49  39% off
    196 High Street, E15 | 8 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    The traditional East End and the vibrant new business culture of twenty-first century London meet in Stratford. Great connections to the Docklands business parks and the ... More
     
     
     
     
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    London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
    1 Goldsmiths Row, Hackney, London E2 | 2.9 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre
    This inner city site next to Haggerston Park was used as a farm as far back as the early 1800s when fresh produce was grown here ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
    Buxton Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 3 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre
    There's loads to do at the 1.3 acre Spitalfields City Farm. Come and meet Bayleaf the donkey and Bentley the goat - just a few of ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
    Rotherhithe Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 3.1 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre
    All the animals on this 2.2 acre city farm on the south bank of the river Thames in Rotherhithe are organically reared. Donkeys, goats and sheep ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    29 Broadway, E15 | 4 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    Once described as the 'finest building in Essex', the Grade II listed Old Town Hall in Stratford has been restored to full Victorian splendour with particular ... More
     
     
     
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    Annex East
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Unit 2, Hutchins Close, Stratford, London E15 | 5 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    Annex East is a warehouse arts centre located just 100 metres from London's Olympic Park. The space will incorporate an exhibition space, a bespoke bar and ... More
     
     
     
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    ArcelorMittal Orbit
    London > Attractions > Sights
    Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 11 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    Presiding over the former Olympic Park the Anish Kapoor-designed ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower, was described by Mayor Boris Johnson as that "something extra" needed to "distinguish ... More
     
     
     
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    Dirty Bertie
    London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April 2015 - 2.30pm-3.30pm
    Discover Children's Story Centre, 383-387 High Street, Stratford, Stratford, London E15 | Same location as Discover Children's Story Centre
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    London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 24th and 27th to 30th Apr 2015 - Various Times
    Stratford Picturehouse, Gerry Raffles Square, Salway Road, E15 | 5 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
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    The Red Chair
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th and 25th April 2015 at 7.30pm-9.30pm & 26th April 2015 at 3pm-5pm
    Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, Stratford, E15 | 6 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    Acclaimed Scottish performer Sarah Cameron steers us through a landscape of twisted reason, extreme compulsion and eye-watering complacency, where domestic drudgery happens on an operatic scale ...More
     
     
     
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    Theatre Royal Stratford East
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Gerry Raffles Square, E15 | 5 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    Theatre Royal Stratford East opened in 1884 and became the home of the Theatre Workshop Company in 1954. The first performance ever held here was 'Richelieu' ... More
     
     
     
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    The Red Crate
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Theatre Square, E15 | 5 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    A striking 220-seat eco-theatre similar to sister building, the National Theatre's temporary Shed theatre, The Red Crate, will be a game-changer for Theatre Royal Stratford ... More
     
     
     
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    Stratford Picturehouse
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    Gerry Raffles Square, Salway Road, E15 | 5 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    Fitted out to luxury standards, Stratford Picturehouse is one of 20 independent cinemas operated by Picturehouse which also owns Clapham Picturehouse, the Gate Picturehouse, Greenwich Picturehouse, ... More
     
     
     
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    Tiger
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    Unit 45-46, The Mall, Stratford, Stratford, London E15 | 4 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    The Swedish lifestyle store Tiger proves that cheap and cheerful can stylish too. Doing for interiors, toys and kitchen gadgets what IKEA has done for furniture, ... More
     
     
     
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    London Centre for Book Arts
    London > Shopping > Art and Design
    Unit 18, SPACE Studios, Britannia Works, Dace Road, E3 | 19 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    Everyone, from beginners to professionals, can learn the disappearing artform of book art at the London Centre for Book Arts, a unique place where people can ... More
     
     
     
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    Elevator Gallery
    London > Shopping > Art and Design
    Mother Studios, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, E9 | 20 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    Elevator Gallery is a contemporary artist-run space in Hackney Wick, London and is housed in the attic of a former chocolate factory, above Mother Studios. Curators ... More
     
     
     
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    Dar Marrakech
    London > Restaurants > African restaurants
    403 High Street, E15 | Same location as Discover Children's Story Centre
    African Cuisine... More
     
     
     
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    King Eddie's
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    47 Stratford Broadway, E15 | 4 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    A gastropub East End style - and that doesn't mean organic, corn-fed jellied eels and a gang of smoke ventilation engineers. The team behind King Eddie's ... More
     
     
     
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    Franco Manca, Westfield
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    Unit 2003, The Balcony, Westfield Stratford City, E15 | 5 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    Credited with sparking "a food revolution in South London" by the Telegraph, Franco Manco has a distinct brand of slow-rise sourdough pizzas that people can't get ... More
     
     
     
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    Four Corners
    London > Education > Adult Education
    121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2.2 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre
    For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
     
     
     
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    Connexions Careers Centre
    London > Education > Careers Services
    27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 3.2 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre
    Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ... More
     
     
     
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    The Making Space
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 3.3 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre
    Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
     
     
     
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    All Star Lanes, Westfield Stratford City
    London > Leisure >
    Westfield Stratford City, Stratford, London E20 | 6 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    This fun bowling alley and restaurant on the second floor of Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre is a great place for a gang of you to ... More
     
     
     
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    The Greenway
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Marshgate Lane, Stratford, E15 | 13 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    The Greenway is a flat, almost continuous and straight traffic-free walking and cycling route that carves through East London and the Olympic Park at high level, ... More
     
     
     
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    Victory Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Celebration Avenue, E20 | 14 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    Victory Park sits in the heart of East Village, acting as a 'green lung' for the east London neighbourhood created after the 2012 London Olympics where ... More
     
     
     
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    King Eddie's
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    47 Stratford Broadway, E15 | 4 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    47 Stratford Broadway, E15 | 4 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
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    Morgan Arms
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    43 Morgan Street, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 33 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    Yet another conversion of a grimy and atmospheric East end boozer into a gastropub, but in this case it's been done so well that it's hard ... More
     
     
     
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    Davy's Wine Bar
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    31 Fisherman's Walk, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.5 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre
    At ground floor level on Fisherman’s Walk at Canary Wharf, tables, chairs and merry-makers spill out of doors on to the riverside during the summer months. ... More
     
     
     
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    The Fringe
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Swan Wharf, Old Ford Lock, E3 | 17 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    A pop up private members' club in a former Victorian stable in Swan Wharf, a 100-metre walk from the Olympic Park, The Fringe is the place ... More
     
     
     
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    Crate Brewery
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Queen's Yard, E9 | 20 minutes from Discover Children's Story Centre
    A craft brewery and pizzeria overlooking the canal, Crate Brewery offers a unique location to enjoy a pizza and a pint in a former print factory ... More
     
     
     
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    Museum of London Docklands
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.4 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre
    In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
     
     
     
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    Bistrotheque
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 2.4 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre
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    ExCel London Exhibition Centre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 2.4 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre
    A stunning architectural achievement, gigantic amounts of floor space accompanied by shops, bars and hotels, London’s purpose built exhibition centre, opened in 2000, is an exciting ... More
     
     
     
     

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    Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers
    Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers
    Theatre | Until 31st August 2015 

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    The lovely people at Discover Children's Story Centre in Stratford celebrate the 10th birthday of Oliver Jeffers's classic 'How to ...More

     
    The Big Green Bus: Free Big Days Out
    Kids Events | On 26th April 2015 

    Sutton House 2.26 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre

    Help turn the bus into a miniature jungle with a series of themed activities....More

    Bending
    Kids Events | On 26th April 2015 

    Sutton House 2.26 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre

    The Big Green Bus - Free Big Days Out at Sutton House Get mucky with planting, construct sand sculptures, hear ...More

    Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House
    Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    V & A Museum of Childhood 2.48 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre

    Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House at the V&A Museum of Childhood reveals the fascinating stories behind some ...More

     
    London Marathon Brunch At One Canada Square!
    Leisure | On 26th April 2015 

    One Canada Square 2.49 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre

    One Canada Square is the perfect spot to enjoy a street side view of all of the Marathon action on ...More

    The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities Tour
    Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

    The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History 2.49 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre

    A permanent collection of artworks and artefacts, fine art and works of natural history, including tribal art from New Guinea, ...More

    Coca-Cola ParkLives Your Pace No Race
    Leisure | Until 3rd May 2015 

    Central Park 2.52 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre

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    Coca-Cola ParkLives Zumba (Age 14+)
    Sporting Events | Until 2nd May 2015 

    Central Park 2.52 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre

    Dance the hour away in this Zumba class. Our session leader will show you the steps. There's a little bit ...More

    The Deep Hum At The Heart Of It All
    The Deep Hum At The Heart Of It All
    Concerts | Until 29th April 2015 

    Oslo 2.54 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre

    Essex and east London quartet The Bohicas join The Deep Hum at the Heart of it All as special guests ...More

     
    Elvis At The O2: The Exhibition Of His Life
    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

    The O2 Arena 2.57 miles from Discover Children's Story Centre

    A retrospective of the life and career of Elvis Aaron Presley, which includes around 300 artefacts from Graceland, and a ...More

     
     
     
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