The Reader at Calderstones is a place unlike any other, where everyone is welcome and anyone can come to experience literature, and find and share meaning. Come and explore.
Our story is still unfolding but there are already many things awaiting you.
There’s a daily programme of activities and reading groups at the Mansion House, storytelling adventures at the Storybarn, food to nourish you in the Cafe and ice cream to suit all tastes in the Ice Cream Parlour.
Visit us today and be part of the story. If you’re planning on visiting us, you can view our current opening hours below.
Planning a visit to Calderstones Park either on foot, by car or public transport?
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The Mansion House is a reading home with heart – drop in to discover a place filled with possibilities.
Enjoy good food and a warm welcome.
Discover stories of life in Liverpool, starting 5,000 years ago, in our dedicated exhibition.
Our imaginative play space for children and families will spark a lifelong love of reading for pleasure.
Delicious Cheshire farm Ice Cream with all profits generated gifted back to The Reader charity
Find something real to take home when the day is done - beautiful literary gifts for all ages.
What's happening at Calderstones
Come and experience Shared Reading at the Mansion House which is home to the International Centre for Shared Reading. Relax...
At our monthly, drop-in arts and crafts sessions, we welcome you to take some time to be inspired by heritage...
Free, drop in. You are warmly invited to come and sit at our Chatty Café table for a chat with...
Come along to our monthly afternoon of board and card games to meet new people, discover exciting new games and...
Free, drop in. No ticket required. Join us for a restorative walk around the park, accompanied by some nourishing poems....
Sessions run weekly on Fridays, 1.30pm – 4pm Together we’ll bring old or rejected furniture back to life and give...