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An imaginative play space dedicated to sharing the delights of reading with young children and their families, The Reader Storybarn exists to spark a life-long love of books and reading, and an unending curiosity to explore the astonishing worlds of our imaginations The Storybarn was created by The Reader, a national charity that wants to bring about a Reading Revolution so that everyone can experience and enjoy great literature, which we believe is a tool for helping humans survive and live well.

Opening Hours

All sessions at The Storybarn are currently on pause. Please see our news page for any updates and readings that may help.

Where to find us

The Storybarn
Calderstones Park
L18 3JB

The Storyhunters

A reading adventure for the whole family! You never know what we’ll find – we might be looking for a Shark in the Park, go wild with Mr. Tiger or spend the afternoon Going On A Bear Hunt! For Storyhunters aged 4+, with free tea or coffee included for accompanying adults.

Incy Wincy Rhymers

Carefully crafted sessions for you and your little ones. We’ll explore classic stories, family favourites and nursery rhymes through storytelling and sing-a-longs. Come and enjoy free play, creative exploration and take-home crafts. Free tea or coffee included for accompanying adults.