Tales in the Park

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Stoke Reads invites local families to join them at fun FREE family events this summer!

Taking place at public parks across the city, Tales in the Park events are free for all Stoke families to attend.

These mini festivals are perfect for families with children aged 0 to 11. Join us for:

  • Storytelling sessions and drawalongs
  • Free books, kindly donated by HarperCollins*
  • Facepainting and balloon modelling
  • Pop up sports, crafts and more!

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Tales in the Park events

Tunstall Park

Friday 29 July 2022, 11am – 3pm

Featuring storyteller Alan Barrett, the Little Library Van, Endon Stormtroopers, Canal & River Trust, SOT Mothers' Support Network.

Burslem Park

Tuesday 2 August 2022, 11am – 3pm

Featuring storyteller Alan Barrett, illustrator Chloe Breeze, the Little Library Van, Endon Stormtroopers, Circus in a Box, Canal & River Trust, SOT Mothers' Support Network.

Yeaman Street Recreation Ground

Friday 5 August 2022, 11am – 3pm

Featuring storyteller Alan Barrett, Canal & River Trust, SOT Mothers' Support Network.

Fenton Park

Tuesday 9 August 2022, 11am – 3pm

Featuring storyteller Alan Barrett, the Little Library Van, Circus in a Box, Canal & River Trust, SOT Mothers' Support Network.

Hanley Park

Friday 12 August 2022, 11am – 3pm

Featuring storyteller Alan Barrett, the Little Library Van, Endon Stormtroopers, Canal & River Trust, SOT Mothers' Support Network.

Longton Park

Tuesday 16 August 2022, 11am – 3pm

Featuring storyteller Alan Barrett, illustrator Chloe Breeze, the Little Library Van, Endon Stormtroopers, Circus in a Box, Canal & River Trust, SOT Mothers' Support Network.

NEXT UP -> Bucknall Park - perfect for little ones!

Friday 19 August, 11am – 3pm

This event is perfect for families with children aged 0 to 5 and is delivered in partnership with Thrive at Five.

Featuring storyteller Alan Barrett, the Little Library Van, Canal & River Trust, SOT Mothers' Support Network.

Park address: ST2 8AB

How do I attend?

Events are free and no sign up is needed - just turn up at any of the events above to join in the fun!

You can get event reminders on Facebook: simply Like our page fb.com/StokeReads, click on Events to find the event you want to attend and click 'Going'. We'd love you to share with friends and neighbours too!

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Tales in the Park flyer

You can download our Tales in the Park flyer here!

Schools and community groups are welcome to share with parents and families, and we'd love everyone to share on social media! Tag Stoke Reads on Facebook using @StokeReads and on Twitter/Instagram using #StokeReads.

Photos

Photos will be taken at Tales in the Park events and may be used online, on social media, in Stoke Reads materials and in the media.

If you do not want your children to be photographed, please speak to member of the Stoke Reads or National Literacy Trust team at the event you attend. You can also message us after an event on stoke@literacytrust.org.uk

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Our partners

We'd like to thank our partners and friends joining us at Tales in the Park and supporting the initiative, including:


*Free books available one per child and while stocks last.