Discover Children's Story Centre

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    Child drawing
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    Climbing
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    Games
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    Child adventure
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  • Address:

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

  • Venue phone:

    020 8536 5555

  • Venue website:

    www.discover.org.uk

  • Opening hours:

    10am-5pm Tue-Fri; 11am-5pm Sat, Sun (open daily in school hols)

  • Transport:

    Tube: Stratford

  • Price:

    £5; £4.50 concs & Newham residents; free under-2s; £18 family. Story Garden free

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Dinosaur Doo

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Can you save Andrew Weale (award-winning author of Dinosaur Doo) from a bunch of naughty dinosaurs? They're pooing everywhere! Join Andrew in a dinosaur quiz and make dinosaur poo cupcakes. This event is part of a bank holiday Dinosaur themed weekend...

Dinosaur Doo
  1. Mon May 26
  2. Discover Children's Story Centre 383-387 Stratford High St, England, E15 4QZ
  3. £5, £18 family of four
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Easter Weekend at Discover

Things to do

Make an Easter bonnet, explore the fantastic garden with its huge pirate ship, climbing wall, spaceship and monster slide, head indoors to enjoy a springtime story or solve the Easter Bunny’s clues to find a prize. Find Holly Surplice at 12.30pm and 2.30pm...

Easter Weekend at Discover
  1. Sun Apr 20
  2. Discover Children's Story Centre 383-387 Stratford High St, E15 4QZ
  3. £5, £18 family of four
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Mariella Mystery Investigates

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Join author Kate Pankhurst to find out about Mariella Mystery, an amazing girl detective (aged 9 and a bit) and her adventures. Suitable for ages 7+ this event is part of a bank holiday weekend themed around the immersive 'Secret Agents' exhibition (Saturday...

Mariella Mystery Investigates
  1. Mon May 5
  2. Discover Children's Story Centre 383-387 Stratford High St, E15 4QZ
  3. £5, £18 family of four
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Secret Agents

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The evil Dr Iscove has a diabolical plan and time is running out to stop him. Designed for children aged six plus, this interactive family exhibition puts budding spies through their paces at an elite Secret Agent training academy and gives you the special...

Secret Agents
  1. Sun Apr 20 – Fri Jun 13
  2. Discover Children's Story Centre 383-387 Stratford High St, E15 4QZ
  3. £5, £4.50 concs, £18 family of four, fre...
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The Sword of Kuromori

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Meet fearsome monsters and creatures from Japanese myths, find out what its like to live in modern day hi-tech Japan and learn to read Japanese with author Jason Rohan. This half term event is aimed at children aged nine and above.

The Sword of Kuromori
  1. Thu May 29
  2. Discover Children's Story Centre 383-387 Stratford High St, E15 4QZ
  3. £5, £18 family of four
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Gemma

DON'T GO IN HALF TERM! I have visited Discover before and i've enjoy it, however half term is a different story - it's crowded and very badly organised. The staff behind the front desk are lovely and welcoming, but there is a buzz of panic in the air from the other non-uniformed members of staff- barking at both visitors and other staff members. The building itself seems badly designed as there is no natural queue and it's very cold waiting in line. When we visited with my two children aged 4 and 7 this half term holiday. I was unimpressed that the area I last went to has changed to +6 and there where no tickets available anyway (they'd sold out all day by 1pm!). we were offered an alternative of an audio spy tour, though the lovely girl behind the counter tried her best to engage my 4 year old she didn't want to wear a pair of adult sized headphones with a creepy voice whispering in her ears (i didn't blame her!). So yes it's a fun place to go on the odd weekend or during school time if you are local, but they don't have the resources or management staff to cope with more numbers during holidays.

Jenny Golding

I think the bad reviews are nonsense. I probably wouldn't travel hours to get there but as a local facility it is marvellous. If you plan to go for most of the day you can do the outdoor playground, the indoor area, and book in journey to space and a staff story whilst there. Take a picnic but there is a nice coffee area to buy extras. My 4 and 1 year old and their friends love it. There should be more places like it.

susan

an amazing place for kids love it love it love it...I have over 30 years experience of working with kids and rate this place very highly...wish there were more places like it instead of the soft play places..will be there this week again.

sally bailey

well i was very intrested in coming to this but living in plymouth in devon and coming up for a holiday i will be looking to go somewhere else now as this place seems to be very poor and not good value for money in what i can see and toys and area in gen is not a nice place to be wonder what kids think ha ha NO CHANCE

Star Light

Overpriced family ticket of £14.50 due to lack of facilities for my kids aged 4 and 7. Web says suitable for age up to 11 - more like 5 max. Grubby all round. Staff pleasant but slow on the uptake, eg, had to ask for the mirrors to be cleaned so kids could draw on them and for pencils to be sharpened - things you would expect as standard. Also had to complain twice in 1 hr of disgusting state of the toilets. Disappointing. Would not recommend.

shannuni

This is a wonderful place to take your child, with an expansive indoor and outdoor section for kids of all ages to play and explore. The staff were generally very nice and helpful HOWEVER we happened to visit on a day when they were running a story festival. The festival comprised storytelling sessions geared towards various age groups throughout the day. We were told that because the festival was running, we would have to pay £7 each rather than the £4.50 that they normally charge. We were fine with this until we found out that the sessions that suited our one-year-old were fully booked until a few hours later in the day. Obviously coming all that way to visit, we could not wait around ages with a one-year-old. We were annoyed at the system that required that you pay extra even if you could not realistically benefit from it. The manager heard us out but seemed to imply it was our fault for not referring to the website before we set out. I had referred to the website a few weeks ago, checking the entry fee and did not see any mention of a different price on the price page of the site. I do not know of any other attraction or museum in London that charges more on a given day. Instead they operate a system, whereby you pay extra to attend. This seems a much fairer system, particularly as the manager told us we could have pre-booked (if we had known!) and given our experience I'm not sure we'll go back. While £4.50 a person is a perfectly reasonable price, £7 certainly is not! Sadly, despite it being a lovely time for us as a family, I don't think we'll be back as it has left a bit of a bad impression on us overall.