Free event Family friendly
Thu 29 Jul 2021 - Thu 02 Sep 2021
10:30 - 14:45
Enchanting stories under the trees every Thursday.
Be captivated by spellbinding storytellers as they take you on a journey of imagination and wonder. Every week a different story will unfold, inspired by nature's treasures. Join us in the Hidden Forest as the stories take root amongst the trees and awaken our curiosity.
Three session options each week*:
Session one: 10:30–11:15am | Session two: 12–12:45pm | Session three: 2–2:45pm
*Except 12th August – Pif Paf Bee Cart. Sessions for this event start at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and last for approximately 45 minutes. This event operates on a drop-in basis, no need to book.
For all bookable events, both adults AND children must have their own event tickets due to Covid restrictions.
29th July – Under 5s Storytelling
Move, make, and imagine together in this playful story telling session aimed at our youngest visitors.
5th August – Imagine with Richard O’Neill
A sixth generation Romani storyteller and woodcarver, Richard will tell his original stories as he takes you on a journey through the history of craftsmanship and storytelling.
19th August – Magical Tale with Matthew Bellwood
Join storyteller Matthew Bellwood for a magical tale about a woman made of flowers and create your own temporary flower sculptures using natural materials from around the Park.
26th August – Be Inspired by Ian Douglas
Come and listen to Ian Douglas, who has been telling incredible stories for over 24 years. His head is filled to the brim with folk tales and fairy stories.
2nd September – Under 5s Storytelling
Move, make, and imagine together in this playful story telling session aimed at our youngest visitors. Led by Oksana Tyminska.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This event is free to YSP visitors but pre-booking is essential. A YSP general entry ticket is also required for all participants – book in advance.
Meet at the Hidden Forest at YSP Learning (for all sessions except 12th August*). The walk to the Hidden Forest is relatively long, especially with inquisitive toddlers. It’s around 600 metres from the main car park (around 10 minutes for able-bodied adults). Please allow for ample time to arrive there before your session starts. The closer YSP Learning car park will only be open once the main YSP car park is full.
*For the session on 12th August, look out for the Bee Cart in Lower Park.
This event is suitable for wheelchair users. Please contact YSP after booking if you have any access needs.