Regular Activities and Events at Idea Store Bow

Discover a wide range of activities and events, for all ages, on offer at your local Idea Store. From regular weekly activities to new events and promotions every month.


Story Time
Rhymes, stories and fun for Under 5s, plus time to choose your favourite books!
Monday to Friday 10.30 – 11.15am


Daily Serial
Relax after school with refreshments and a story in Idea Stores.
For children up to 11 years.
Monday to Fridays at 3.30pm


Boys’ Book Club
Especially for boys to get together and share their reading experiences. Snacks and drinks provided.
For boys up to the age of 11 years
Mondays at 4pm


Book Break 
Sit back and relax whilst listening to stories and poems, or join in with the reading and conversation.
‘Get Into Reading’ groups are an enjoyable way to meet new people.
Tuesdays 3 – 5pm


Girls’ Book Club
Especially for girls to get together to have fun with reading. Snacks and drinks provided.
For girls up to the age of 11 years
Tuesdays at 4pm


Computer Club
We know about games and YouTube – but there’s more out there to explore!
Fun for under 16s
Wednesdays at 4pm


Book Group 
Discuss books with fellow readers at our informal, free monthly meetings.
The Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month, 7 – 8.30pm
Wednesday 6 November, ‘The Grass is Singing’ by Doris Lessing


Golden Time 
Have an enjoyable and relaxing time, meet new and familiar friends, chat and enjoy a cup of coffee. This is also an opportunity to chat with staff about new books, CDs and DVDs.
Enjoyable for those over 50 years.
Thursdays 10am – 12noon


Teenage Book Club
Share reading with others in a relaxing environment.
For over 12s.
Thursdays at 4pm


Homework Club
Homework to do? Find the answers with Britannica Online and other online and printed resources.
For 16 years and under
Fridays at 4pm


Dads’ Club
Time for dads to share books with their children.
For dads with children up to 4 years old
Saturdays at 10.30am


Architectural Advice 
Bring your ideas, designs and questions to this free monthly advice session with a local architect.
First Saturday of the month, 12 – 3pm


Family Reading Group
An opportunity for families to read together and share stories. Meet new families and make new friends.
Fun for all the family
Saturdays at 2.15pm


Art Club 
Explore your creative side, find out about famous artists and look at how illustrations complement a story.
For children between 6 – 12 years
Sundays at 2.15pm


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