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Seven Stories - National Centre for Children's Books

30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ, United Kingdom | 0300 3301095 | Website



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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Walking Aid


I took my 5 year old autistic son to Seven stories for the early bird session. My son has been before but isn't always able to stay for long. He doesn't get the chance to fully explore everything as it can get quite busy. Luca has sensory problems and DCD so loud, busy places can be too overwhelming for him. The staff were fantastic, Elaina was amazing. She spent a long time exploring one of the exhibitions with Luca, she played games with him and they even played the guitar and sang together. The room they were in was the one room he had always wanted to play in. It was so good watching my son have that kind of interaction with another adult. Elaina understood Luca's needs and reacted accordingly. We also had the chance to attend a story session with Beth. This is again something that Luca doesn't always enjoy due to noise and crowds. Beth used lots of sensory play during the story to engage the children and Luca loved it!

Transport & Parking


There is 1 bay for blue badge parking outside the venue and 2 small car parks near by. There are good public transport links though.



There is only 1 lift and in busy times you have to wait quite a while for it and there's no guarantee there will be space for you. Thankfully during the early bird sessions we had no problems with that.



There are accessible toilets on several floors and some with a delayed flush which is great for kids like mine who hate the noise.



The staff are always friendly, happy and willing to talk to the kids and get them involved in the exhibitions.

Anything else you wish to tell us?

I fully recommend Seven Stories to all families. My son loves it and can't wait to go back.


Having a picnic Enjoying th show Visitors at Seven Stories

Venue Manager responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving such glowing feedback. We are thrilled to hear you all had a lovely day and that you were able to get the most out of your visit to Seven Stories. Hope to see you all again.

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