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

  • 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). Pay on the door by card or cash

  • What happens: Stories, songs and rhymes!  

  • Where: Studio Theatre (Worple Road entrance)

2024 Summer Term:


Remaining Storytime dates for the Summer term are:

1st, 8th, 15th July.

Storytime returns after the Summer break on Monday 9th September.

Please note, over the Summer the Lantern Hub will be open Monday - Friday, 12-5pm and is a nice spot to pop in for a free tea or coffee. Toys and books are available to entertain your little ones.

Questions and to book a free baby place:


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)

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"I can safely say Once Upon a Story Time has been our favourite class the past year. I have been taking my baby to Amy’s class since she was 12 weeks old. Together we’ve learnt lots of new songs and stories - we sing the songs every day and it’s been a joy to watch my little girl enjoy and become familiar with them. I recommend this class to everyone, especially those with younger babies, Amy is an amazing storyteller." (Christine, Mum to Evie)

"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)

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