escape hatch books, kew east

A children’s book opens and Mamma comes running! Well not quite, but she’ll certainly come running for a children’s book STORE! Escape Hatch Books, formally online only, opened the doors of its book store last month and its just gorgeous! It’s a bright and colourful space with room for story times and play. It’s beautifully styled and full of thoughtful details. The piece de resistance, the Winnie The Pooh nook, complete with a tree mural, real doorbell and huge Winnie The Pooh bear inside is such a hit with the little ones, they just love having a special space of their own.

The owner, Fran is clearly very passionate about reading and kids books and is available to give information and advise. She also runs free story times each week which are a great opportunity to introduce pre-schoolers to new books, rhymes and songs while socialising and interacting with other children.

This is such a great spot to spend time reading, playing and shopping for lovely gifts or have fun choosing a great new book to bring home for the family!

mamma special mention: You must check out the awesome Hays Paddock Adventure Playground while you’re in the area!

the nitty gritty


sunday & monday
tuesday & wednesday
thursday - Saturday

pre-school story time Thursdays
toddler story time

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