I had the delight of visiting the Discover Children’s Story Centre last year and fell in love with everything about it.
Since our last trip they have undergone a refurbishment and everything has only been bettered!
The Story World now spans two floors where the children can explore flashing lights and music inside a cool cave.
Sit quietly in the book corner and let their imagination run wild by creating their own story to stash away for others to read.
Weave through pathways whilst encountering lettered stepping stones.
Jump onboard the sail boat or climb and slide to your hearts content on the ropes and slides.
If quiet crafting is your thing then they still have the beautiful trees full of spoon people that you can create and leave in the trees.
Or if concentrating on crafts is not your thing like number four then they are also fabulous to balance on your nose!
We had booked ourselves into The World Of Dr Seuss exhibition and were hit by an explosion of colour and a very enthusiastic story teller as soon as the doors were open.
The children were taken over and read the famous Dr Suess Cat In The Hat book and even with all the exciting surrounding that they must have been itching to explore every child sat captivated by the animated story teller who had them hooked on her every word.
They were then free to explore!
They could take part in crazy golf, climb aboard the Once-let Wagon, dance along to the music of the boomband, dress up as Thing 1 or 2 and much, much more.
We made our way into the Story Garden from here where they were free to run around and let off some steam before our next adventure.
Not only does the Discover Children’s Story Centre have a whole host of activities to amuse the little ones inside their own centre, they also put on some fantastic events at the nearby Stratford Library.
For me this was the highlight of the day as the legendary author Nick Butterworth was there for a book signing.
Nick Butterworth and his classic stories have been a part of my life since I had my eldest child nineteen years ago and through his great writing and beautiful illustrations we have all become very fond of his books.
I was a little apprehensive upon walking into a very formal looking set up and realising I was going to have to keep the children in one spot for an hour.
These feelings soon past as Nick took to the stage to talk about his life and works that was interesting for the adults and still fun and engaging for the children.
It was so nice to meet the man behind the stories and find where he found his inspiration.
He was a very humble, down to earth man that just ozed passion for his work and his readers.
For me Discover Children’s Story Centre offer a space for children to forget about technology, learn bundles through play and let their imaginations run wild and grow in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
It really is a place you need to see to believe and I love it more with each visit!
Keep an eye out for all their upcoming events and I know I can’t wait to see what they have to offer over Christmas.
*we were given tickets for the purpose of this review and they are all my own, honest opinions.