Saturday 10th February – Sunday 18th February, 10am - 4:30pm

Go on a thrilling adventure this half-term as Seven Stories present a fun-packed programme of mysteries to solve, secrets to discover and a cast of intriguing characters from the books of Enid Blyton.

 

Storytime in the Seven Stories Clubhouse

Grab a password from reception and head on up to the Seven Stories Clubhouse for Enid Blyton-inspired storytimes, read by our team of Story Catchers.  Delivered throughout the whole week storytimes are tailored to your child’s age.  Under 5s will enjoy a wide range of favourites at the 10.30am storytime plus a range of sensory elements to send their imaginations on an adventure!

Settle down the whole family at 1pm and 3.30pm to enjoy specially-selected books themed around mystery and adventure!

All storytimes delivered in the attic. Spaces are limited, reserve your place at reception on the day of your visit to avoid disappointment.

Get times for Storytime in the Seven Stories Clubhouse here!

Mystery Art Club

Get arty and explore the Enid Blyton archive held in the Seven Stories Collection at this mysterious creative session, led by one of our Story Catchers!  Try your hand at different art techniques inspired by a piece from the archive.  Intrigued?

Mystery Art Club details are revealed on the day so book your place to be in on the secret! Session delivered in the Word Lab.

Book your place for Mystery Art Club for free here!

Den Building for your Perfect Club!

“Let’s have a club of our own!”…

Enid Blyton wrote lots of stories about secret clubs and she encouraged the establishment of many clubs.  Enter a world of imagination and form your very own club at Seven Stories this half-term!  Create a secret hideaway to hold your secret club meetings and let the adventures begin with drop-in den-building!  Use sheets, recycled materials and decorations to customise your den, then snuggle in for top-secret club conversations.

Visitors can also create miniature-dens and make badges during these drop-in creative workshops, held in the studio.

Secret Storytime

It’s storytime but not as you know it!  Storytime goes undercover and out and about this half-term.  Grab your coats as our Story Catchers lead you on a mystery tour to a secret undisclosed location in the Ouseburn for a very special Secret Storytime.  Password-protected and packed full with audience participation - where will your story time be?

Please dress for the weather, locations will be unveiled on the day and may involve the outdoors!

Book your place at Secret Storytime sessions for free here!

Unlock the Secrets of the Seven Stories Collection

One of Seven Stories best-kept secrets is its collection – a rich and interesting archive of material from children’s book authors and illustrators.  Follow one of our Story Catchers up the Seven Stories staircase to unlock some of the treasures from the Enid Blyton archive at this very special session.  A unique opportunity to see first-hand a selection of fascinating artefacts including Blyton’s own personal and nature diaries, photographs, Noddy, Malory Towers and Five on a Hike typescripts and artwork for Noddy.

Look out for a cast of mysterious characters who will pop-up throughout the week!

Get your tickets to Unlock the Secrets of the Seven Stories Collection here!

Enid Blyton: Critic or Fan?

Join curator Gill Rennie in the Attic to chat about your thoughts on Blyton’s stories as we look back to the 2013 Seven Stories Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts exhibition and present facsimiles of archival material in the Seven Stories Collection.

Drop in from 2.30pm on Monday 12th February in our Bookshop!

Mystery Torchlight Adventure

Secret agents required for an after-dark adventure to help solve the mystery of the missing manuscript!

An Enid Blyton manuscript has been stolen from the Seven Stories Collection and we need your help to solve the clues and save the manuscript from our main suspect – the man in black.  An enthralling interactive torch-lit mystery tour suitable for the whole family!

Get your Mystery Torchlight Adventure tickets here!