• Day: Mondays (Term Time Only) - 10am

  • Pay for a half term online (10% discount) OR Pay as you go on the door (no discount).

  • Length of session: 35 mins 

  • Age: 0-5yrs (Babies under 6 months go free, but email first)

  • Price: £6 (£4 siblings, max 3 children per adult)

  • What happens: Stories, songs and rhymes!  

  • Where: Studio Theatre (Worple Road entrance)

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Summer Term A Dates and discounted fees:

Summer Term A runs from 25th April - 23rd May

Please use this link to pay online for the half term (for drop-in sessions pay on the door).  Click on Storytime Fees and remember to include your child's name in the message box:




1 child - £30  - £27 (with discount)

2 children - £50 - £45 (with discount)

3 children - £70 - £63 (with discount)

Please note the option to pay online in advance is only available until the first week of the relevant half term, after that you will need to pay as you go on the door.

Please do not pay in advance online for just one session.


Questions and to book a free baby place:

Email amy.phillips@lanternarts.org

Keeping You Safe

  • Please do not come to the session if you or your child are displaying any symptoms of Covid 19

  • Adults - please wear a mask around the building

  • Please use hand sanitizer upon entry

  • Limited class size and well-ventilated rooms.

  • We will only be using musical instruments that can be easily sanitised - no sharing!

  • Please leave buggies as directed and do not bring them into the session.  Car seats are ok for very little ones.

  • Please use the Worple Road entrance at the front of the church.

About Amy


Amy is the Artistic Director of the Lantern Arts Centre, she is an actress, director and theatre practitioner.  Amy is also a local mum of 4 children - all of whom attended Once Upon A Storytime!  An English literature graduate, Amy is passionate about books and reading and has been reading books and singing rhymes to the children of Raynes Park for a decade.  Amy has been awarded  a Team London Award and a Merton Volunteer Team Success Award for Once Upon A Storytime.


"The best session of this kind in the area!"  (Ruth, mum to Alex)


"Amy is a great storyteller and musician who gets all the children involved in the class! Our son Aran loves going and it’s great to see him singing along with the regular tunes. We’d definitely recommend it as a great intro to stories and singing for little ones." (Miriam, mum to Aran)


"All of the children have really enjoyed this session, especially the stories Amy tells! One of babies' first words was even 'bubble bubble'!! From the tiny turtle song!"  (Sophie and Jan, childminders in Raynes Park)


"My daughter, now 2.5, and I have been enjoying Once Upon a Storytime since she was four months old. It’s been a wonderful activity to complement all stages of her development and strongly supports her love of books and songs. We’ve really enjoyed being part of the Lantern Arts Community and look forward to our newest addition enjoying the experience of Storytime at The Lantern Arts Centre too!" (Jen, mum to Andi)