Celebrate 10 years of storytime with a BIG Picnic at Calderstones Park

You’re invited to grab a picnic blanket and enjoy a family friendly celebration in the park as The Reader turns 10.

There’s a free, family fun day taking place at Calderstones Park on Saturday 7th July from 10am til 4pm. The BIG Reader Picnic is celebrating 10 years of story time and bringing communities together through the joy of reading.

There’s lots of activities to do on the day including crafty workshops, outdoor games and heritage tours of the beautiful Calderstones Park. There’s free reading adventures for kids at The Story Barn plus special guest, Liverpool Poet, Frank Cottrell Boyce will be giving a talk alongside founder of The Reader, Jane Davis. You can bring your own picnic or head over to The Reader Café to enjoy the BBQ and Ice-cream parlour, there’s plenty of fresh water for the dogs too. 

The BIG Reader Picnic is the perfect opportunity to explore Calderstones Park. From the café and ice cream parlour to the Japanese Garden, The Calder Stones and the 1000 year old Allerton Oak, why not make your own map and set off on an adventure with the kids?

Watch above as we chat to The Reader’s Kirsty to find out more about the planned celebration.

We’re all familiar with the mansion at Calderstones Park and at the moment it’s undergoing a £5m refurbishment. In Spring 2019 The Reader will be transformed into The International Centre for Shared Reading, hosting a vibrant programme of activities and events for all to enjoy. Keep you eyes peeled for updates.

To find out more about The Reader at Calderstones Park, head to www.thereader.org.uk or check out the official Facebook page here.

If you were to spend the day in the park with a good book, which one would you choose to read? Send us your book suggestions on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and we’ll share the best on our socials.

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