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The Reader at Calderstones is home to the Mansion House, the Storybarn, the Ice Cream Parlour, the Reader Café and the Calderstones Story exhibition.

Arriving by car?

Calderstones Park is less than 1 mile off Menlove Avenue (A562) and close to the M62 motorway. If you are coming from the motorway, then please proceed to the end of the M62 and follow signs for Ring Road (A5058 South). This will take you on to Queen’s Drive (A5058), follow this road where you will come to the Childwall Fiveways roundabout. Take the third exit off the roundabout and proceed towards the next roundabout, take a left onto Menlove Avenue and follow brown tourism signs for Calderstones Park.

There are limited free parking spaces on site at three points in the park, two car parks at the Calderstones Road entrance and a third at the Yewtree Road entrance. Accessible parking spaces are also limited so please consider saving parking spaces for those who need them.

Arriving by bus?

If traveling from the city centre, please take any of the buses running from Liverpool One bus station towards Liverpool Airport and ask the driver to drop you off at Menlove Avenue. The quickest route is the number 75 but you can also take the number 86C. For further details of available bus routes, please visit the Merseytravel website.

Arriving by train?

The Reader is 1.2 miles away from Mossley Hill train station and 2 miles from Liverpool South Parkway. For more information about travel by train, please visit the Merseyrail or Trainline websites.

Arriving by bike?

There is a secure area in the Courtyard by the Ice Cream Parlour where bikes can be locked up.

For information about hiring bikes in Liverpool, please view this helpful guide.