Day trip with 5 and 8 year old daughters, 5 year old is a big Donaldson/Scheffler fan and 8 yr old loves the Cowell 'Hiccup Haddock Horrendous books' so we were well catered for with the 2 exhibitions, which they loved.
Activities were craft orientated and went down well.
Story telling every hour was also very good, though aimed more at the younger age group where a story is over, end to end, in 10-15 mins . catering to the older age group would be more difficult as they are more into books with chapters.
Cafe was very good and food quality good. We got there at 1145 and got a table straight away and prompt service-they were deluged at 1200 and other folk had to queue which can be tricky with hungry children ! My only gripe about the cafe was the dirty brown cups, saucers and teapots (we went twice and they were the same both times-they are supposed to be white !). I vaguley remember from student holidays spent grafting away in a kitchen that there is some stuff that you can soak them in to get rid of the tannin--or just give them a scrub !!!!!!! Yuck.
The bulk of the day was spent in the 2 exhibitions and I guess that if they were of no interest to/recognised by the child then the day would be much shorter and not as good value for money. So probably good to see whats on before you go. The special art event looked good but was fully booked.
All in all a good day out, made by the fact that fitted my girls' interests. Throw in a train and taxi journey and they were made !!!
If you own or manage Seven Stories, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.