Story Quest

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Story Quest is a series of six free story trails for families to complete this summer in Burslem and Tunstall. Families can join characters Josh, Yasmin, Grandpa Matt and Valiant the puppy as they hunt for treasure, meet local celebrities and travel back in time.

Every time you complete a story trail, you can claim a special prize!

The stories are written for primary school aged children to read together with their parents/guardians and the walks are suitable for all levels of fitness.

The stories

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    1 Tunstall Park

    The Mammoth Mystery is the first story in our Story Quest series.
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    2 Westport Lake

    Flight to Fame is the second story in our Story Quest series.
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    3 Burslem Park

    Pitch Perfect is the third story in our Story Quest series.
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    4 Whitfield Valley Nature Reserve

    Tunstall Time Travel is the fourth story in our Story Quest series.
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    5 Burslem Town Centre

    City Safari is the fifth story in our Story Quest series.
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    6 Tunstall Town Centre

    Tunstall Treasure is the sixth and final story in our Story Quest series.
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How to take part

To take part, you should:

  1. Complete this short survey
  2. Find the right pick-up point for your story - you can pick up the story book from there, or you can download it on this page
  3. Claim your prize from the relevant pick-up point or by filling out the form on this page

Pick-up points

  • Story 1 - The Mammoth Mystery at Tunstall Park
    Tunstall Library - open:
    Monday - 9:00 to 18:00
    Tuesday - 9:00 to 18:00
    Wednesday - 9:00 to 18:00
    Thursday - 9:00 to 14:00
    Friday - 9:00 to 18:00
    Saturday - 10:00 to 14:00
    Sunday - closed
  • Story 2 - Flight to Fame at Westport Lake
    Green Door - open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 to 15:30
  • Story 3 - Pitch Perfect at Burslem Park
    Port Vale Shop - open from Monday to Saturday, 9:00 to 17:00
  • Story 4 - Tunstall Time Travel at Whitfield Valley Nature Reserve
    Ford Green Hall - open from Sunday to Thursday, 13:00 to 16:00
  • Story 5 - City Safari in Burslem Town Centre
    Barewall Art Gallery - open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
  • Story 6 - Tunstall Treasure in Tunstall Town Centre
    Tunstall Library - open 9:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday, and 10:00 to 14:00 on Saturdays

Story Quest events

Each Story Quest location will also host a free mini festival of sport for families over the summer holidays! Find more information here.

  • Friday 26 July: Tunstall Park
  • Saturday 3 August: Westport Lake
  • Saturday 10 August: Burslem Park
  • Saturday 17 August: Market Place, Burslem
  • Saturday 24 August: Ford Green Hall
  • Saturday 7 September: Tower Square, Tunstall

All events are from 10am until 1pm.