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.
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.
A charitable social enterprise that supports our mission.
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. Join us on...
The Studio at The Reader is a beautiful and intimate new space, providing 'something real' for mind, body and soul.
The hugely popular Ice Cream Parlour is open all year, selling all the best flavours, supplied by Cheshire Farm Ice...
Find something real to take home when the day is done - beautiful literary gifts for all ages.
From gatherings in the secret garden, to celebrations with a stunning view, the Mansion has the perfect space for you.
Make your first memories together at this local landmark, with 5,000 years of history to build your future on.
What's happening at Calderstones
The latest news from Calderstones
This week's Featured Poem is Ode to Solitude by Alexander Pope, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader Chris…
Reading Heroes is central to our Shared Reading Revolution. Each week, dozens of volunteers read with looked-after children; either one-to-one,…
The Reader has partnered with Belgium-based Het Lezerscollectief to support the growth of Shared Reading in Belgium and the Netherlands.…