Swoosh! Back by popular demand. Join us for our interactive telling of the traditional story of Beauty and the Beast.

Help us tell a traditional version of this well-known tale. Smell the spices traded by Beauty’s merchant father, help search for the Prince in Beauty’s dreams, and find out why roses are so important to Beauty and the Beast. Before you go, have a peek in Beauty’s enchanted mirror – a perfect opportunity for you to take a photograph of your little one, or yourself to remember your visit!

Join us at 11am for our Beauty and the Beast themed craft activity to get you in the mood for our magical story time between 11.45am and 12.30pm. Or alternatively join us at 1pm until 2.15pm, or 2.45pm-4pm when the event will be repeated.

Make sure to select your preferred time slot when booking and that your ticket states that it is for the Tall Tales: Beauty and the Beast Storytelling Tour.

Each storytelling experience will last approximately 45minutes, with time for craft beforehand. An enchanted way to explore Aston Hall, this event is suitable for children aged 3-8 and accompanying adults. This experience is not suitable for adults not accompanying children.

Feel free to join in the fun by getting dressed up, but please remember that Aston Hall is an historic building and sensible footwear is advisable for all. We will be venturing upstairs together during the storytelling tour.

Spaces are limited, pre-booking is essential. Your ticket includes the story tour, craft and general entrance into Aston Hall. Your ticket allows you wander around the Hall from 12noon until 4pm. Tickets are non-refundable. 

This event is not free for members. 

Aston Hall is open from 12.00noon to 4.00pm, with the last entrance to the Hall at 3.00pm.

The Stable Yard Café and grounds are open from 11.00am-4.00pm.

Birmingham Museums Trust is a registered charity and money raised through events like this helps us care for beautiful buildings like Aston Hall.