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The Great Story Adventure at The Storybarn

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The Storybarn at Calderstones is an interactive story-centre for young people to explore, share and discover their love of books. Join us with your class for The Great Story Adventure, where you will enter a thrilling world full of imagination, adventure and fascinating historical tales, which will spark a lifelong love of books, reading and discovery.

A DAY OF DISCOVERY AT THE STORYBARN AND CALDERSTONES PARK

Your day with us will include an interactive trail, led by our Storyhunters, to discover some of the park’s important historical features including our beautiful woodlands, Sensory Gardens and the Allerton Oak, a 1000-year-old tree.

We’ll pause for engaging Shared Reading sessions where we’ll read aloud together, as well as a range of exciting activities that bring the stunning surroundings to life. Upbeat, energetic and lots of fun, our trails will give your class the chance to explore South Liverpool’s fascinating heritage.

With our Storyhunters leading the way, your class will travel back in time at our heritage exhibition in the Calderstones mansion house, getting up close with the Stone Age Calder Stones that gave the Park its name. Together, we’ll explore the elaborately-carved symbols on their surface.

You’ll also get to discover the wonders of The Storybarn itself, in a 90-minute workshop filled with imaginative adventures. In a bespoke space filled with objects to inspire and hundreds of books to read, your class will experience Shared Reading, book talk, story building, crafts and imaginative play, even creating your own tale to take back to the classroom with you!

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Type of offer:

Trip out of school Young people’s opportunity to visit, experience and participate in art or culture

Key Stage:

EY - 2

Cost:

£300

Session length:

Full day

Capacity:

70

Nature of activity or art form:

Exhibition Literature Museums Outdoors Tour

Subject or curriculum focus:

Art & design Drama English History

Outcomes for children & young people:

Improved mental health and well-being Raised aspirations Raised attainment Social skills

Venue accessibility:

Lift access
Wheelchair access
Information in large print

Venue address:

Liverpool L18 3JB, UK

Organisation:

The Storybarn

Notes

Our school sessions link with the National Curriculum in a number of ways, including key elements of English, History, Drama and Art & Design – above all, however, we aim to sow the seeds of a life-long gift: reading for pleasure.

We can accommodate up to 2 classes (maximum 35 children per class) on site with us at a time.

We offer a multi-class discount on bookings.

If you are travelling to us by coach, please ask us about our partnership discounts we offer with a national coach company.