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Join our exciting group for children in Years 4 to 7 who love reading and writing stories

Do you love reading? Do you love adventures and exploring new worlds?

If you answered yes, we have just the group for you; join and become a Story Explorer today!

If you are interested, please email info@ilkleylitfest.org.uk

What is the Story Explorer Group?

Story Explorer is a FREE interactive book group for children, featuring reading, writing and design activities.

Over a number of weeks, children will work through an exciting book for their age group with group leader Sandra Flitcroft – exploring the book’s themes and characters as they read! In the process they will learn new words, imagine new worlds from different characters’ points of view, and craft a range of designs including their own book and party decorations. Each week the group will also try out fun ways to write their own stories and poems with creative writing games and top tips.


When and where do sessions take place?

The group is based at Keighley Library during term time. Sessions take place weekly on Saturdays, run from 10.00am-12.00pm and the sessions are free to attend!

See below for term dates.


Who is Story Explorers for?

The group is open to everyone between Years 4 and 7. Whether you want to get more creative or just have fun exploring stories, we invite you to join us!

If you’re not sure whether Story Explorers is for your child, drop us an email at info@ilkleylitfest.org.uk to find out more.


Who Leads the Story Explorers?

The group is led by experienced DBS-checked leaders, Artist & Workshop Facilitator Sandra Flitcroft and supported by Adrian Thompson.

Sandra Flitcroft and Adrian Thompson have worked with Ilkley Literature Festival for many years running other Story Explorer activities.


Our meeting dates for the next term are:

  • Sat 6th January
  • Sat 13th January
  • Sat 20th January
  • Sat 27th January
  • Sat 3rd February
    NO SESSIONS (10th & 17th February)
  • Sat 24th February
  • Sat 2nd March
  • Sat 9th March
  • Sat 16th March

Please note: There is availability in the group to join, please email info@ilkleylitfest.org.uk to register your interest.

Event Details

  • WhenSaturday
  • Time10am-12pm
  • PriceFREE
  • VenueKeighley Library, North St, Keighley BD21 3SX
  • labelMake enquiry