School trip to The Storybarn
The Storybarn is an interactive story-centre for children to explore, share and discover a love of books and storytelling.
Located in the magical surroundings of Liverpool’s Calderstones Park, The Storybarn creates a thrilling world of imagination where children can embark on a literary adventure with live-reading from our friendly Story Hunters, lots of exciting crafts and games, and a giant slide!
Bring your school on a great story adventure at The Storybarn
Bring your class on a magical day out by combining a visit to our interactive story-centre with an exciting trail exploring the hidden gems of Calderstones Park.
Your day in the park will begin with an interactive trail around Calderstones, led by our Storysharers, to discover some of the park’s important historical features including our beautiful woodlands and the Sensory Garden.
They will introduce pupils to exciting stories and the joy of reading for pleasure by pausing for engaging Shared Reading sessions that encourage children to talk openly about the stories, characters and settings, as well as a range of exciting activities that bring the stunning surroundings to life. Upbeat, energetic and lots of fun, our trails will give your class the chance to explore South Liverpool’s fascinating heritage.
After exploring the great outdoors you’ll move inside to discover The Storybarn with a two-hour workshop filled with imaginative adventures, interactive story-sharing sessions, exciting themed craft activities and lots of fun on our giant slide!
In addition to all the fun and games, your outdoor trail and visit to The Storybarn will target key National Curriculum links by helping pupils develop an awareness and understanding of the past and how we explore it, including significant historical events, people and places within the locality. On the outdoor trail pupils will also learn how to follow instructions and use simple compass directions, listening with attention to detail, recalling sounds and increasing aural memory.
The whole day is designed to be interactive with an emphasis on increasing vocabulary and spoken language in an expressive and creative way. Storysharers will engage with pupils throughout the trail, encouraging involvement, focusing concentration and helping individuals to develop and explore ideas by speculating, hypothesising and using their imagination. The themes and topics pupils will read about and discuss on the trail have been chosen to encourage engagement, helping pupils to relate what they learn to their own experiences.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
They can accommodate two classes of around 30 pupils at any one time, sessions last five hours, including time for lunch, with slots are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Sessions are suitable for groups of children from Early Years Foundation Stage to Year Six.
National Curriculum Links
- be encouraged to read for pleasure and encouraged to link what they read or hear read 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.