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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

Elmer's Big Summer Garden Party


There’ll be Elmer-inspired storytelling sessions, face painting, games and crafts. BBQ will be sizzling, the bar serving summer classics, and the Ice Cream trike packed with treats.

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Meet the Author: Katherine Woodfine


Join best-selling children’s author Katherine Woodfine (The Sinclairs Mysteries, The Clockwork Sparrow) for a special reading of her new book Lottie the Little Wonder, the inspiring story of real-life tennis superstar Lottie Dodd. 

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Storybarn Summer Holiday Club

22 JULY- 9 AUGUST, 8.30AM – 5PM

Every day we will venture out into the gorgeous Calderstones Park, dive into the realm of storytelling in the magical Storybarn, play games and much more. 

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Storybarn Celebrates Pride

27 JULY, 12PM

Did you know that there is only one YOU in the whole world? Let’s celebrate all the things that make us you-nique!

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Birthday Parties

Book your birthday party at the Storybarn. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

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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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