Children's Workshops

Bringing Science and Creativity to Life!

Holiday fun for children aged 6-8 years and 9-11 years. In addition to our daily activities, during the local school holidays we also offer fantastic workshops for children which are a great way to have fun and learn at the same time. They are fully interactive; children are totally immersed in carrying out experiments or making and creating (depending on the type of workshop). Many of the workshops involve an element of 'Make and Take' projects when the children are able to take what they have made home.

Specific workshops are aimed at age groups 6-8 years and 9-11 years. Please check the intended age group of your chosen workshop. We cannot accept children who are younger than the intended age and we would be very grateful if you respect this decision.

For further information about dropping off and picking up your children please see Notes for Parents and Guardians.

The cost of our workshops is as follows:

Half Day: £12.50 per child
Full Day:  £23.50 per child
Twilight:  £25.00 per child

Further information about the workshops will be added to this page very soon.

While we do our best to include all the activities mentioned in the descriptions, some activities may vary on the day. We recommend warm, practical clothing and sensible footwear for all the workshops.

SPECIAL OFFER:  Please note that the cost of the workshop is for the workshop only. If you would like to visit the Centre either after or before the workshop then you will have to purchase an entrance ticket. However, we are offering a special discounted rate of just £5 pp if admission to the Centre is purchased at the time of pre-booking a workshop (not including twilight workshops). This special offer admission applies to any adults who are dropping off children booked onto a workshop and who wish to stay in the Centre and any children within the same group that are not attending the workshop but wish to stay in the Centre (up to a reasonable limit).

FOR EXAMPLE: if the booking is for 1 child attending a workshop and staying in the Centre after the workshop, 1 adult and 1 child not attending the workshop then you pay:
  • £12.50 for the workshop + £5 to stay in the Centre after the workshop = £17.50.
  • £5 for the adult
  • £5 for the extra child not attending the workshop   

This discount only applies if pre-booked AT THE SAME TIME AS BOOKING THE WORKSHOP.

PLEASE NOTE: The special offer does not apply to twilight workshops


Booking is essential for all workshops
 
July 2018

Tuesday 31st - 'Cool Chemistry' full day

Find out what makes things fizz, bang and pop in some crazy chemistry experiments. It's full on fun and you get to try the experiments yourself as well as watching some pretty spectacular demonstrations. This is a fun packed, exciting day.

Time: 10.30am - 4pm 
Cost: £23.50 per child (this is for the workshop only)
Age: 6 - 8 years

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Please phone the Centre on 01323 832731 to make a booking.


*SPECIAL OFFER: discounted rates for entrance into the Centre before or after the workshop if purchased at the time of booking
August 2018

Wednesday 1st - 'The Chemistry lab' full day

Chemistry is definitely fun, especially when trying to find out what goes with a bang! Come and try some fabulous chemistry experiments and see some spectacular demonstrations. If you cannot make it today then why not come tomorrow instead? 

Time: 10.30am - 4pm
Cost: £23.50 per child (this is for the workshop only)
Age: 9 - 11 years

BOOKING ESSENTIAL Please phone the Centre on 01323 832731 to make a booking

Thursday 2nd - 'The Chemistry lab' full day

Chemistry is definitely fun, especially when trying to find out what goes with a bang! Come and try some fabulous chemistry experiments and see some spectacular demonstrations. 

Time: 10.30am - 4pm
Cost: £23.50 per child (this is for the workshop only)
Age: 9 - 11 years

BOOKING ESSENTIAL Please phone the Centre on 01323 832731 to make a booking

Tuesday 7th - 'Astronaut Academy' half day

What does it take to become an astronaut? We will investigate with some exciting activities to discover the challenges faced when reaching space.

Times: 10.30am - 1pm or 2pm - 4.30pm
Cost: £12.50 per child (this is for the workshop only)
Age: 6 - 8 years

BOOKING ESSENTIAL Please phone the Centre on 01323 832731 to make a booking

Wednesday 8th - 'Crime Detectives' half day

A crime has been committed and we need your help to solve it! Calling on young detectives to use science investigation techniques to discover what happened.

Times: 10.30am - 1pm or 2pm - 4.30pm
Cost: £12.50 per child (this is for the workshop only)
Age: 6 - 8 years

BOOKING ESSENTIAL Please phone the Centre on 01323 832731 to make a booking

Thursday 9th - 'Mechanics and Drives' half day 

Does your bicycle REALLY need so many gears? Come and experiment with gears, drives and pulleys to learn how mechanical systems work (and help you to work too!).

Times: 10.30am - 1pm or 2pm - 4.30pm
Cost: £12.50 per child (this is for the workshop only)
Age: 9 - 11 years

BOOKING ESSENTIAL Please phone the Centre on 01323 832731 to make a booking. 

Tuesday 14th - 'Alien Life' half day 

There are some weird creatures here on Earth. THey live in allsorts of strange places where humans would not survive. Could there be life beyond Earth? Would it be the same? Let's try and find out if it's possible.

Times: 10.30am - 1pm or 2pm - 4.30pm
Cost: £12.50 per child (this is for the workshop only)
Age: 6 - 8 years

BOOKING ESSENTIAL Please phone the Centre on 01323 832731 to make a booking. 

Wednesday 15th - 'Red Planet, Blue Planet' 

How many planets are in our solar system? Are they all the same? What makes Earth look so blue and Mars look so red? Come and find out about the planets with some amazing activities, then design and make a spacecraft to land an egg safely on the surface of another planet like Mars. You never know astronauts may go there one day.

Times: 10.30am - 1pm or 2pm - 4.30pm
Cost: £12.50 per child (this is for the workshop only)
Age: 6 - 8 years

BOOKING ESSENTIAL Please phone the Centre on 01323 832731 to make a booking.

Thursday 16th - 'Moving Electricity' half day

A fabulously fun workshop exploring electricity and magnetism! You will get an opportunity to make some fascinating simple motors and models.

Times: 10.30am - 1pm or 2pm - 4.30pm
Cost: £12.50 per child (this is for the workshop only)
Age: 9 - 11 years

BOOKING ESSENTIAL Please phone the Centre on 01323 832731 to make a booking

Tuesday 21st - 'High Fliers' half day

Let's investigate the fascinating world of flight and make some things that fly - including making and firing a spectacular water rocket. 

Times: 10.30am - 1pm or 2pm - 4.30pm
Cost: £12.50 per child (this is for the workshop only)
Age: 6 - 8 years

BOOKING ESSENTIAL Please phone the Centre on 01323 832731 to make a booking

Wednesday 22nd - 'Spectacular Light and Colour' half day

A scintillating workshop focussing on what light and colour actually is. Be amazed how light and colour can make the everyday world around us spectacular! Explore a unique way of seeing with exciting science equipment.

Times: 10.30am - 1pm or 2pm - 4.30pm
Cost: £12.50 per child (this is for the workshop only)
Age: 6 - 8 years

BOOKING ESSENTIAL Please phone the Centre on 01323 832731 to make a booking

Thursday 23rd - 'K'NEX construction' half day

Design and build a model using a K'nex construction kit under expert guidance with some fabulous templates or your own imagination. We are sorry but on this occassion you will not be able to take your model with you.

Times: 10.30am - 1pm or 2pm - 4.30pm
Cost: £12.50 per child (this is for the workshop only)
Age: 6 - 8 years

BOOKING ESSENTIAL Please phone the Centre on 01323 832731 to make a booking
How to Book

Notes for Parents/Guardians: before booking your child/children on to a workshop please consult the 'Notes for Parents/Guardians.' This will give you more information about how to book. Please note whilst we endeavour to include all activities mentioned in the description, some activities may vary on the day.

To check availability please ring or email the centre.

To make a booking please telephone the Centre and reserve your place using a credit or debit card.

Telephone: 01323 832731

Alternatively there is an option to book on-line for some of the courses. Please follow the link in the relevant section above if this option is available.

Refund policy: Any refunds will incur a £5 administration charge. Please note; we will not be able to refund any bookings within 7 days of the event taking place.