Businesses urged to back National Literacy Trust’s family literacy events in Stoke-on-Trent

The National Literacy Trust, in collaboration with Stoke-on-Trent Libraries, has announced the upcoming Tales in the Park series, a collection of six free storytelling festivals set to take place in parks across the six towns of Stoke-on-Trent.

These festivals aim to inspire families to enjoy stories together, develop a love of reading, and engage in fun family activities that promote health and wellbeing.

And the Trust is now reaching out to local businesses and community members to seek financial support for these festivals. Contributions will help enhance the range of engaging and fun literacy opportunities available for families during these events. With rising costs and a limited budget, support from the community is crucial to ensure the success of Tales in the Park.

Event Dates and Locations:

  • Tuesday, 30 July – Tunstall Park
  • Friday, 2 August – Longton Park
  • Tuesday, 6 August – Yeaman Street Park
  • Friday, 9 August – Burslem Park
  • Tuesday, 13 August – Fenton Park
  • Friday, 16 August – Hanley Park

Event Highlights:

  • Storytelling Sessions and Drawalongs: Bringing stories to life with interactive storytelling.
  • Free Books: Generously donated by HarperCollins* to encourage reading at home.
  • Facepainting and Balloon Modelling: Fun activities for kids to enjoy.
  • Pop-Up Sports, Crafts, and More: Encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle.

These festivals are perfect for families with children up to the age of 11, and offer a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the joy of reading in a fun and active environment.

Local businesses interested in supporting Tales in the Park are asked to email or find out more about the festival by clicking here.