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We recently spent a really enjoyable day out at Seven Stories in Newcastle. This isn’t a paid review, we were fully expecting to pay an entrance fee on the day we visited but it just so happened that there was a local festival on that day and so entry was free anyway
Seven Stories is the national home of children’s books in Britain. There are seven fun packed floors full of creativity, books, dressing up, story telling and displays which bring children’s books to life. As a book loving family we thought it was well worth a day out, especially as they had a large gruffalo display and MissB loves him
Our first stop on arriving had to be the Gruffalo MasterB was all smiles when he saw him but MissB burst into tears and refused to go near him. It took quite a bit of explaining that he was really just a very big teddy but I guess when you are only two, an 8ft Gruffalo can be a little intimidating
There are dressing up boxes positioned near most of the displays so you can dress up as the characters in the books and loads of fun, interactive things for the kids to do. We sat for ages entertaining them both with glove puppets
For lunch we popped down to their cafe (we went early at 12 whilst it wasn’t too busy) and had some lovely sandwiches and cake, before heading up to the top floor to listen to some story telling. MissB sat with daddy listening to stories read by entertaining staff whilst I kept MasterB out of trouble. There were more dressing up clothes up on that floor and MissB enjoyed dressing up as a butterfly
After stories, we headed down to the bottom floor where crafting sessions are held. The day we went had an elephant theme so MissB and I sat and made some rather lovely elephant ears together whilst daddy kept MasterB entertained playing on the train set they had down there.
We had the single pushchair with us and the museum is pushchair friendly, you can opt to leave it in the buggy park if you wish or keep it with you. There is a lift but we did find this was sometimes busy.
We had a lovely day at Seven Stories, both kids really enjoyed themselves and there is loads to do. We will definitely be going back soon even if we have to pay It’s currently £6.50 per adult and under 4s are free. You can also buy an annual pass for £26.