What’s on at the Children’s Story Centre Discover this April

What’s on at the Children’s Story Centre Discover this April.

There’s plenty going on at the Children’s Story Centre Discover this April! Here’s a roundup of all the main events:

Easter Holidays Fri 3 – Fri 17 April

‘Explore the Story Trail, Garden and interactive exhibition, Once There Was… The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers, then join our Story Builder for stories by your favourite authors and illustrators. Don’t miss visits from author and illustrator Emily Hughes and poet Joe Coelho (CBeebies Rhyme Rocket) and the return of our Where’s Wally? Weekend.’

Easter Bank Holiday Weekend, Fri 3 – Mon 6 April

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‘We’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of beloved picture book Guess How Much I Love You this Easter Bank Holiday. Don your Nutbrown Hare ears, make a new Easter basket and follow the Easter bunny’s trail to find a chocolate treat.’

Fri 3 & Mon 6 April 12.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram Age 3+

‘Join our Story Builder for this beloved picture book classic.’

 

Sat 4 & Sun 5 April 12.30, 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm

Sensory Storytime with Guess How Much I Love You Age 2 – 5

‘STORYTELLER EVENT & FREE GOODY BAG

Join our special guest storyteller Vanessa Wolf for this delightful version of Guess How Much I Love You.’

 

Tue 7 & Tue 14 April 12.30 & 3.30pm

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Age 3+Emily Hughes Wild

‘Put on your Wolf Suit and join Max as he sails away to the place where the Wild Things are.’

Tue 7 April 2.30pm

WILD THING! Age 6+

‘Make your own Wild Thing mask and storm up a wild rumpus with music and movement. Inspired by the classic Where the Wild Things Are.’

Wed 8, Mon 13 & Wed 15 April 12.30 & 3.30pm with an extra 2.30pm event on Mon 13 & Wed15

The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat by Julia Donaldson and Charlotte Voake Age 3+

‘In this bumper story event, hear two stories in one as we read the classic tale of The Owl and the Pussy-cat followed by Julia Donaldson’s sequel to Edward Lear’s poem.’

 

Wed 8 April 2.30pm

Werewolf Club Rules with Joseph Coelho Age 5+Werewolf Club Rules

‘AUTHOR EVENT and BOOK SIGNING

Performance poet Joe Coelho (CBeebies Rhyme Rocket) reveals the mysterious rules of the Werewolf Club, how to look like a rainbow, and how to fold up your gran!’

 

Thu 9 & Thu 16 April 12.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm

Mr Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham Age 3+

‘Mr Gumpy is happy to offer a ride in his boat to everyone he meets – but what happens when the day is spoiled by the kicking, bleating and flapping?’

 

Fri 10 & Fri 17 April 12.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Age 3+

‘The tiny snail wants to travel around the world so she hitches a ride on a passing whale. But what happens when the whale gets stranded on a beach?’

 

Sat 11 – Sun 12 April:

Where’s Wally? WeekendWALLY WALK colour

‘Join us for a special Where’s Wally weekend. Search the Story Trail to find the real Wally. Add your own portrait to our huge Where’s Wally picture and join our Story Builder to create a unique adventure story – don’t forget to dress up!’

12.30 & 2.30pm

Where’s Wally Story Building Adventure Age 4+

‘Get your magnifying glasses and magic postcards at the ready. Help our Story Builder create an adventure using your own imagination.’

 

Tue 14 April 2.30pm

Wild with Emily Hughes Age 4+

‘AUTHOR and ILLUSTRATOR EVENT and BOOK SIGNING

Emily Hughes, author of highly acclaimed picture book Wild, takes you on a drawing adventure. Learn how to draw the wild girl and the creatures of the woods in her illustration workshop.’

 

Sat 18 & Sun 19 April:

12.30pm

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Age 3+

‘Put on your Wolf Suit and join Max as he sails away to the place where the Wild Things are.’

2.30pm

WILD THING! Age 6+

‘Make your own Wild Thing mask and storm up a wild rumpus with music and movement. Inspired by the classic Where the Wild Things Are.’

 

Sat 25 & Sun 26 April:

Dirty Bertie and other favourites with David Roberts

‘Join one of our favourite authors and illustrators and creator of Dirty Bertie, David Roberts, for some Dirty Bertie mayhem and exciting new adventures as he shares his fabulous picture books with you in these action-packed interactive events.’

Sat 25 April 2.30pm

Dirty Bertie with David Roberts Age 4+

‘AUTHOR and ILLUSTRATOR EVENT and BOOK SIGNING

Dirty Bertie, the world’s grubbiest trouble magnet with nosepickingly disgusting habits, is back! Meet his creator, illustrator David Roberts, in an interactive event jam-packed with Bertie chaos, lots of laughs and drawing!’

 

Sun 26 April 2.30pm

Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau with David Roberts Age 4+

‘AUTHOR and ILLUSTRATOR EVENT and BOOK SIGNING

Join illustrator David Roberts for an action packed adventure to find a new hat for Madame Chapeau’s birthday celebrations. From the creators of Rosie Revere, Engineer.’

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