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Parents probably enjoyed more than the kids!

The staff were awesome and really went out of their way, in particular the kids loved the story... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
matthewf740
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Bradford, United Kingdom
LOST IN BOOKS

everywhere you go in Seven Stories there are places to sit....and once you find your book ....you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jen W
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Seven Stories is the National home of Children's Books. There is no other place like it in the UK. Everything we do celebrates children's books, their creators and their readers. Many of the best loved books for children are written by British...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Attended as part of an organised event with my three year old boy were he learned about smelly pants, bums,and related language. Perhaps employing more emotionally intelligent story tellers would benefit this establishment. Unless the general level of humour and education is relatively low in...More

1  Thank Suzana N
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Suzana, thanks for letting us know what you thought of your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

everywhere you go in Seven Stories there are places to sit....and once you find your book ....you sit and sit.If your child does this you have given them the key to a new world.

1  Thank Jen W
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a lovely review Jen. We like to think that we help open up new worlds for children - so thank you for taking the time to tell us what you think.

Reviewed 10 June 2018

Wonderful for children young and old. Range of galleries with things to do and lots and lots of books. Growing up this was a favourite with the children

Thank liverpoolfan2016
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you so much for your post - we are really pleased to hear that Seven Stories was such a favourite with the children!

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Great day for familys with young children. Plenty of fun and activities the children can get involved in. Cafe area is good value with some good choices for children and adults.

Thank jcburnicle
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thanks very much for the great feedback!

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve been a regular here now for about 3 years. Our two boys love this place, the eldest takes himself off and reads whilst the youngest always finds new hidden corners to explore. I love the fact that there are many like minded people who...More

Thank 11Lexi11
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Such lovely feedback, thank you. We like to think that Seven Stories appeals to adults as much as children so glad to hear that your inner child comes out to play too!

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Been meaning to come here for a while now... what a huge disappointment. We went with our 4 and 1 yr old, and It really was a waste of a visit. I would describe it as a glorified library. It consists of 7 levels, one...More

1  Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Came here with my six year old son who said he loved it and asked to go back the next day! The exhibitions are unique in being aimed at children of all ages and are interactive whereby you can touch, feel and smell what is...More

Thank jeblw1412
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

We loved reading your review, thanks for the feedback. Our Story Catchers are very lively and animated - they loved hearing that their work was similar to that of TV presenters/Holiday Reps! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

First time visiting today and my little boy LOVED it!! The staff really made it a special day and were so enthusiastic and friendly! From the reception, to the cafe, shop, storyteller - thank you so much!! All so interested in my little boy and...More

Thank Jodie B
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review Jodie. We are so pleased to hear your son had a great time, especially with our friendly staff and lively Story Catchers! We are sorry to hear you were not made aware of our annual passes but...More

Reviewed 3 April 2018

The staff were awesome and really went out of their way, in particular the kids loved the story time in the attic and the two readers we saw were brilliant and engaging. We went at Easter and spent quite a while on the Easter arts...More

Thank matthewf740
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hello Matthew, thanks for your valuable feedback and we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the animated readings in the attic. We really appreciate the feedback about the exhibitions and entry levels for different ages, we are looking at this...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We've been visiting here for the last few months after buying an annual pass, would definitely recommend. Our daughter is 2 years and is a little bookworm. What can I say, this place is fantastic. I've never met more enthusiastic and energetic staff. They welcome...More

Thank Natnpaul6
7stories, Public Relations Manager at Seven Stories - The National Centre for Children's Books, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thanks for such a lovely review and for taking the time to let us know what you think. We are so pleased to hear that you and you daughter enjoy visiting Seven Stories and we look forward to welcoming you again very soon!

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I'm so sorry I've only just seen your question! I hope you did visit but if you didn't then I certainly recommend you take her. There is plenty for her to do and in particular there is one room which has dressing up... More
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