A mouse took a stroll….

10 Feb

gruffalo

A trip to Seven Stories has never failed to disappoint but the current Julia Donaldson exhibition has got to be the one of my favourites. I wasn’t the only mum queuing up to get a sneaky picture of myself next to the legend himself too. As well as stepping into the world of many of her most famous books, there are also fascinating displays that reveal how her ideas made their way to the page.

There is floor after floor of top quality children’s entertainment. The wood beamed book-filled attic is the reading hideaway I could only have dreamed of as a child along with a dressing up corner packed with everything from gruffalos to dragons and princesses.

Although my two and four year olds were a bit unsure the first time they entered the Vikings Guide to Deadly Dragons with Cressida Cowell exhibition it didn’t take them long to get into character and were soon seated in their viking ship, helmet on head and shield in hand like it was the most normal thing in the world.

Seven Stories really does allow you to immerse yourself in the books in the exhibitions and everything is there to be explored by little hands and there’s never a question of not being allowed to touch anything.

Even for the clumsy crafter like me, the art and craft room on the bottom floor always offers some kind of activity so that your little one can leave proudly clutching their hand made souvenir, from viking helmet to aeroplane.

And of course, after all that reading and playing there’s a cafe on hand too.

Prices for an adult are £6.50 but an annual pass seems good value at £26.00

under fours are free and a child ticket costs £5.50 or £21.00 for a pass.

http://www.sevenstories.org.uk

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