Story Explorers, in association with Inspire Libraries, is playful and interactive storytelling for children aged 2-5.

Through puppetry, music and sensory play Story Explorers unleashes children’s imaginations and takes them on a magical and exciting storytelling adventure.

Since 2018, the story explorers team have been on many adventures include Under the Sea, Fantastical Forests, Up, Up and Away, Magical Major Oak and even some online adventures during the pandemic.

Find out more on the Inspire Libraries website. 


“Spectacular event! Talented performers, really engaging – my son loved it and he’s really wriggly and easily distracted normally!”
“We loved the interactive nature of the performance, the music and the age range, the performance was aimed at! Lovely to have such quality brought to a local venue and for it to be accessible to all”

Story Explorers Online

During the pandemic, we moved our Story Explorers programme online. The shows created during this time can still be enjoyed below.

Under the Sea

Join Little Owl on another thrilling adventure – this time Under the Sea! Meet an array of colourful and surprising creatures as Little Owl bravely attempts to restore harmony in the ocean.

Will he be able to do it and get home to his beloved Granny before she notices he’s gone? Come and cheer him on…

This magical storytelling adventure features beautiful animation by SoJo Animation and artwork by Erin Fleming. The original Under the Sea story was developed by Manya Benenson, in collaboration with Sarah West-Valstar and Erin Fleming.

Watch Under the Sea online here.


Rainforest Rescue

Join Little Owl as he journeys deep into the rainforest, and help him rescue the amazing animals he finds there.

This magical storytelling adventure features beautiful animation by SoJo Animation, artwork by Erin Fleming and of course Granny and Little Owl. The story was written by Manya Benenson and developed with Hannah Stone, Lucy Mackay-Jones and Sarah West Valstar.

Grab some fearsome flappers (available here) Make a cosy nest… and get ready for a Rainforest Rescue.

Watch Rainforest Rescue online here.

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