Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, in Newcastle, brings the classic Christmas story The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg to life with a series of magical interactive storytelling workshops this festive season, and to celebrate, they’re giving away one family ticket so that you can experience it.
Grab a golden ticket at arrivals before heading upstairs to the enchanting attic where you will climb aboard an imagination train. Little ones and their grown-ups will meet a trainee Story Driver who is about to take their Story Driving test and needs their help, before finally snuggling up with a warm drink and tasty treat.
Helping to bring the story to life will be a spectacular cardboard train created by cardboard wizard Lottie Smith, which will greet you as you arrive for your adventure, as well as providing the base for a clever festive cardboard craft making session.
To make it an unforgettable family day out your ticket includes a Story Workshop, a sweet treat from Ouseburn's Dreamworld Cakes, a hot chocolate or warm milk, and a special cardboard craft activity as well as 10 percent discount in the Seven Stories bookshop.
The Polar Express Festive Story Workshop tickets include free entry to the visitor centre so you can enjoy a full day out exploring its many unique exhibitions, craft areas, cosy café and bookshop.
To be in with a chance of winning simply enter below.
Enter by post:
Send your name and contact details on a postcard to Living North, Studio 2, St Nicholas Chare, Newcastle NE1 1RJ. Mark your entries SEVEN STORIES.
Simply log in and enter using the online form linked to this competition, see below.
All entries to be received by 28th November.
Terms and conditions
· The winner will receive one family ticket (two adults and two children) to visit The Polar Express Festive Story Workshop at Seven Stories on EITHER Saturday 30th November or Sunday 1st December.
· The winning family can choose one time slot including 10.30am, 12noon, 1.30pm OR 3pm
· No cash alternative
· Prize is non-transferable