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Seven Stories Newcastle joins Metro in ticket offer for Bank Holiday

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Share a story this May with Seven Stories and Tyne and Wear Metro

Share a story this May with Seven Stories and Tyne and Wear Metro

Tyneand Wear Metro wants people in the North East to take advantage of a special promotion this coming weekend.Marking National Share a Story Month, Metro is encouraging people to use the service on May 5 – 7, the May Bank Holiday weekend, to explore places close by.

Not far from Byker Metro Station, under the Byker Bridge, is Seven Stories, the national home of children’s books in Britain. And if you travel on the Metro you will be able to use their ticket to get £2 off entry at Seven Stories.To celebrate Share a Story Month, primary school pupils were treated to a visit from the Seven Stories storyteller at a special story corner complete with bean bags, rugs and multi-coloured coat set up in Byker Metro Station, to share some of their favourite stories.

Sharon Kelly, Customer Services Director for the Tyne and Wear Metro, said: “It’s great that Metro has been able to work with Seven Stories on this exciting promotion and we hope this will encourage families to take advantage of discounted entry to the attraction using their Metro ticket.

“We are keen to encourage people to get out and about with Metro this Bank Holiday weekend. There’s so much to see and do in Tyne and Wear and with Metro you will avoid the traffic and get to where you need to go! From Seven Stories and Ouseburn Farm close to Newcastle city centre, to the beach at South Shields and Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Metro will help you get there quickly and efficiently and offers great value for money for families.”

Lorna Duncanson, from Seven Stories, said: 2We hope to welcome many people through our doors over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Seven Stories is the perfect place to bring the children to and we’ll have lots of farm themed activities and events planned throughout the weekend, including daily craft activities and interactive story telling.”

Seven Stories is in Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, not far from the Byker Metro Station and is open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday May 5, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday May 6 and Monday May 7. For more details about Seven Stories, its events and activities visit the website at

Other highlights across the region this May bank holiday are:
  • Jump off the Metro at Tynemouth and visit Tynemouth Priory and Castle. The English Heritage site includes an interactive ‘Life in the Stronghold’ exhibition as well as a newly refurbished battery gun to explore, which was designed to defend the Tyne in the First and Second World Wars.
  • If the weather’s good, you might want to grab your bucket and spade and head to the beach. You can get the Metro to South Shields, Cullercoats, Whitley Bay and Seaburn.
  • Or if you feel like some retail therapy, take the Metro into the heart of Newcastle’s city centre, or Sunderland.

And if you have ever left a book on a Metro train, the company says that all unclaimed books go to a charity, Borderline Books, and are then donated to organisations in the region and further afield to provide a free source of books. Charities helped by the scheme include Women’s Aid Shelter, Barnardos, Crisis Skylight and The Hope Foundation.

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