Seven Stories announce Christmas Event programme brimming with festive frivolity

Even if you are reading this from your sun lounger, undoubtedly the thought of Christmas has already started to tinkle like a festive bell in the back of your minds.

Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books is delighted to announce its Christmas event season and there is something for everyone.

Festive preparations have ground to a halt. Father Christmas and his elves are stuck in a snow drift. Will Christmas even go ahead this year?

Seven Stories invites families to step into the festive glow of Seven Stories Attic this December for a hilarious, festive performance Elves Wanted! Festive  Sleigh-quel.  With a liberal dusting of imagination, fun and plenty of interaction, families will be transported to the frosty North Pole where trainees at the Elf Academy are thin on the ground and the two eager remaining elves need all the help they can get.

In order for Christmas to go ahead, all the family must don their Elf Academy hats and brush up on how to speak Reindeer, complete session 1.0 of Gift Wrapping Skills and be fully versed in all five levels of Christmas Cheer. They will be a tested.  Booking for this lively performance is now available on the Seven Stories website.

Book Elves Wanted! Festive Sleigh-quel. 

As the region celebrates the Great North Snowdog trail, Seven Stories announces its pawsome Christmas Story Party for younger visitors.

Little pups and their grown-ups are invited to cosy up with the Snowdog this Christmas for an enchanting festive event for under 4s.  Seven Stories has devised an intimate Snowdog Christmas Story Party bursting with songs, games and stories.  The event promises multisensory fun where children can enjoy a sprinkling of snowflakes, wrap the perfect gift to deliver to Seven Stories very own litter of Snowdog pups and help choose the perfect Snowdog ears. 

Book Snowdogs Christmas Story Party.

Seven Stories will be open on Christmas Eve for the first time this year. The National Centre provides families with a magical escape into creativity and imagination through stories that are told, retold, loved and discovered on a daily basis. On Christmas Eve, visitors can expect to enjoy an enchanting family day out full of Christmas cheer.



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Hannah Lambert – Marketing and Digital Coordinator

Seven Stories, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle NE1 2PQ

T: 0300 330 1095 ext 223


Notes to the editor:

Seven Stories is The National Centre for Children’s Books – the only place in Britain dedicated to saving, celebrating and sharing our rich literary heritage for children. Seven Stories’ opened in 2005 and visitors can explore seven floors of galleries, creative spaces, a specialist children’s bookshop and a café. Everything Seven Stories does uses children’s books to inspire children and grown-ups to be curious, imaginative and creative. It strives to encourage people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to enjoy a lifetime of reading for pleasure through inventive and immersive exhibitions and lively events and learning programmes.

Event information:

Elves Wanted! Sleigh-quel. Booking essential. £5 per person for event ticket only. If you wish to see the rest of the Visitor Centre, admission is required. Running time approx. 45 minutes. Book online here or call 0300 330 1095

The performance is based on Alan Snow’s How Santa Really Works and has been written and directed by Laura Bridges.

Snowdog Christmas Story Party. Booking essential. £3 per person for event ticket only. If you wish to see the rest of the Visitor Centre, admission is required. Running time approx. 40 minutes. We advise one adult only attends the event with every child to ensure as many children can attend as possible. Book online here or call 0300 330 1095

For more information about Seven Stories opening hours over the Christmas period, follow this link.