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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.

Opening Hours

If you can't visit us in Calderstones Park you can find us every Friday at 11.30am on our Facebook page.

Where to find us

The Storybarn
Calderstones Park
L18 3JB

May Half Term – Bathe the Cat

Monday 30 May – Sunday 5 June (10am, 12pm and 2.30pm)

We’ll be setting silly challenges, taking part in cat-themed crafts, and reading aloud from this brilliant new book.

Tickets are £4 per person (under 1s are free but will still need a ticket)

Book places here.

From Bathe the Cat © 2021  by Alice B. McGinty Illustrations by David Robers

Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco. Visit

Tiny Acorns

A Shared Reading group for infants under 1 and their grown-ups, because it’s never too early to start enjoying reading for pleasure with your little one!

Our Tiny Acorns programme run for six-weeks; courses run every Friday from 2.30pm – 4pm

Book places here.

Books and Brambles


Saturday 11 June – 16 July, 10 – 11.30am

Sunday 12 June – 17 July, 10 – 11.30am

Books and Brambles is a six-week adventure of exciting weekends filled with an hour and a half of great stories, mud, minibeasts, art and activities for children and their grown-ups to experience together.

Sessions will take place in and around the Storybarn and Calderstones Park depending on the weather! This activity is aimed at children aged 4 – 9 and their grown ups – find out more here.

Incy Wincy Rhymers

Incy Wincy Rhymers sessions are carefully crafted for you and your little ones (aged 1 – 4). Explore classic stories, family favourites and nursery rhymes through storytelling and sing-a-longs.

Sessions are held weekly on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at various times and we strongly recommend booking in advance as places are limited and we expect these sessions to be popular. Book here NOW!

Storybarn Welly Walk – Bogs, Newts and Hullabaloo!

Monday 30 May

We’re heading over to Calderstones Park’s monstrously muddy bog on the lookout for newts – and more!

Join us as we take a closer look at ground beneath us and see if you can spot anything creeping or crawling in the swampy soil…

Pack your binoculars, pull on your wellies and get ready to go on a messy adventure!

Combining the whimsy of our Storybarn with the exciting heritage of Calderstones Park, each 1hr fully-accessible walk will be based on a different theme and be combined with a gorgeous picture book. 

Sessions take place on various days throughout the year, at 10am, 11.30am or 2pm  – find out more, or book your place NOW!

Don’t forget – you can book tickets now for these upcoming walks:

Sunday 19 June – Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow (Available to book now)

More Welly Walks available to book soon:

Wednesday 27 July – Swinging into the 60s

Monday 29 August (Bank Holiday) – Unearthing the Past

Saturday 18 September – Mysterious Megaliths




Birthday Parties

Our parties are back –  you can now BOOK ONLINE! We can’t wait to celebrate with you. Click here for details and availability.