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100% of teachers have said:

  • This experience met their school's learning objectives very well

  • They'd recommend The Storybarn to other school groups

  • The experience provided a valuable learning experience for our pupils

National Curriculum Links

Pupils should:

  • be encouraged to read for pleasure and to link what they read or hear to their own experiences
  • explore significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
  • take part in outdoor activity challenges
  • develop an awareness of the past using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time

The Great Story Adventure

Choose this package for inspiring a love of stories, unleashing imagination, exciting outdoor adventures, inspiring creativity. For KS1 and KS2.

On this full day trip, we’ll spend half the day in the Storybarn and half the day exploring Calderstones Park. Your class will experience Shared Reading, book talk, story building, creative crafts and imaginative play.

Things to know:

  • Prices from £300
  • The day runs from 10am – 2.30pm
  • Availability Tuesday – Thursday throughout the term
  • A maximum of two classes per day
  • A designated space for packed lunches 
  • Led by two Storyhunters throughout the day
  • Half day Storybarn visits available for EYFS aged children
  • If you have a small nursery class, or nurture group with additional needs ask us about our bespoke introductory trip
  • Multiclass discounts available on request
EMAIL US 0151 729 2227
Great Adventure
Heritage Class trip

Step Back in Time - Heritage

Choose this package and learn about changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, The Calder Stones, late Neolithic hunter-gatherers and early farmers with our uniquely engaging, Storyhunter led approach. For KS1 and KS2.

We’ll head off on a guided Heritage Trail of Calderstones Park and get stuck into some a Shared Reading.

Things to know:

  • Prices from £200
  • This trip does not include time in the Storybarn
  • Please dress for all weathers- a large portion of this trip will be outdoors
  • A maximum of one class per day
  • Led by our experienced team of Heritage Storyhunters and Calderstones Volunteers
  • Every Monday during term time, other availability on request
  • This trip has a cancelation fee that will be stated in the Confirmation Pack.
EMAIL US 0151 729 2227

Storybarn on the Road

Not possible to bring your classes to us at Calderstones Park? Choose this package for exciting, inspiring, imaginative story based workshops brought directly to your school. For Early Years to KS2.

Storybarn on the Road workshops focus on reading for pleasure and feature a lively, exciting mix of interactive reading sessions, participation games, use of imagination and idea-sharing, all designed to help encourage a love of reading outside of the educational framework.  Choose from a number of themes including: Fairytales, Myths & Legends, Well-Being & the fabulous Shakespeare themed ‘StorybarDs’.

Things to know:

  • Sessions last approximately 1 hour, with a maximum of 4 sessions per day
  • £200 for a single class, £250 for two classes, £300 for three classes and £350 for 4 sessions across a whole day
  • Suitable for Reception – Year 6 classes
  • Session timings can work flexibly around your timetable, just ask!
EMAIL US 0151 729 2227
On the Road
Christmas at the Storybarn

Christmas at The Storybarn

The Storybarn is a wonderful place to visit all year round, but we think it’s EXTRA special at Christmas time. Why not book two hours of story sharing, fun festive crafts and imaginative activities as a sure fire way to end your term on a high? There will be songs to sing, our fancy dress box to delve through and lashings and lashings of silliness with our Storyhunters! For Early Years to KS1.

Things to know:

  • £240 for a single class, multiclass discounts available for simultaneous bookings.  
  • Suitable for Reception and Year 1 
EMAIL US 0151 729 2227

A Message for Santa Christmas Trail

Bring your class to join one of our Storyhunters on a fun, fully accessible, outdoor story trail around Calderstones Park based on the beautiful book A Message for Santa by Hiawyn Oram. For KS1 and KS2.

Along with a trail map for each child, you will receive a copy of the picture book to take back to school for your class to enjoy again and again.

Things to know:

  • £240 per class
  • The festive story trail is aimed at Year 2 – Year 6
  • With availability from Monday 27 November-Thursday 21 December , 10:00-12:00 and 12:30-14:30. Excludes Fridays.
  • Maximum 35 children per class booking

Why not turn your half day trail visit into a full day at Calderstones for £300 and add on festive Shared Reading, imaginative play and craft activities in the Storybarn? 

Booking a festive visit with us? Add an ice cream for each child for £2 per person or add a wrapped copy of A Message for Santa for £5 per head.

EMAIL US 0151 729 2227
A Message for Santa
Tiny Reindeer on the Road

Tiny Reindeer on the Road

Can’t get to The Storybarn? Let our Storyhunters come to you! A fun, festive themed story session based on the book Tiny Reindeer by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros. Each class booking will receive a copy of Tiny Reindeer to keep and share all season long! For Early Years to KS1.

Things to know:

  • £200 for a single class, £250 for 2 classes, £300 for 3 classes and £350 for a full day of up to 4 classes
  • Availability from Monday 27 November to Friday 22 December 
  • Suitable for nursery – Year 1 
  • 45min – 60min sessions at school in a classroom or school hall 
EMAIL US 0151 729 2227

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