• 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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Autumn Term A Dates and discounted fees:

Autumn Term A continues on Monday 26th September until the 17th October.  Pay as you go only now for this term.


Autumn Term B continues after the half term on Monday 31st October and runs until Monday 5th December.  A week before this half of term we will open the discount booking, where you can buy all 6 sessions at once and get a 10% discount.  You can also drop in and pay as you go.


Questions and to book a free baby place:

Email amy.phillips@lanternarts.org

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)