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The Storybarn is a magical, multi-purpose family space at The Reader’s home in Calderstones Park.

Perfectly positioned in the heart of the park (and crucially, next to the Ice Cream Parlour), the Storybarn is a one-of-a-kind reading retreat for children and their grown-ups.

Little ones can let their imaginations run wild, discovering new stories to share, and taking part in unique experiences, alongside arts and crafts.

The Storybarn is where you’ll find Tiny Acorns, Teeny Tales, Incy Wincy Rhymers, School Holiday Clubs and Storybarn Relaxed Sessions, as well as lots of other seasonal events.

We love a good party here too, so celebrate your next birthday with us for a truly memorable experience.

The  Storybarn  is a fully inclusive experience and all children are welcome. If you  have any questions about facilities and access, call us on 0151 729 2227.

Read more about our accessibility here.


Opening Hours

Our opening hours vary depending on the events and activities we've got on.

Where to find us

The Storybarn
Calderstones Park
L18 3JB

Birthday Parties

Whether you love to curl up and get cosy with a book, or you love getting loud with a silly story, we’ll make it a birthday to remember with one of our interactive story-telling parties.

Join us for games, dressing up, stories, music and more! You get exclusive use of The Storybarn with two dedicated Storyhunters, a party snack box and a take home craft activity for each child.

If you are interested in booking a Birthday Party in the Storybarn, please get in touch with out team at or call us on 01517292227

Storybarn Birthdays

School Visits

Our diary is open for Storybarn on the Road visits to you, Storybarn Visits to us AND our new KS2 Heritage Visits. We also have Christmas packages on offer too!

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