Big Summer Festival

Event Date: 20/07/19 - 01/09/19

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Packed programme of different activities every day. Including explosive science shows, outdoor activities, special guest performers, tech tinkering and lots more.

Event Highlights

  1. Saturday & Sunday
    Moon Mission

    Find out how the Apollo 11 crew first landed on the moon 50 years ago in our family show. Take part in astronaut training and make your own mission patch badge.
  2. Monday
    Active Adventure

    Archery, mountain-biking and giant family games. Don’t miss multiBALL – a NEW interactive sports game that combines floor-to-ceiling digital technology and getting active.
  3. Tuesday
    Science Skills

    The famous Professor Pumpernickel returns with his explosive science show, plus have a go at robot-making and problem solving.
  4. Wednesday
    Music Making

    Try drumming with the legendary Drum Machine, code your own musical instrument with a micro:bit, or on selected Wednesdays make your own song with Gacko on a Ukele.
  5. Thursday
    Tech Takeover

    Race robotic Spheros through our obstacle course and build a remote control robot and put it to the test. Plus on selected days enter the Minecraft world with experts Krashlabs.
  6. Friday
    Story Seekers

    Get involved in interactive storytelling and make your own stop-motion animation. Plus a range of special guest performers from Strange Twig Theatre Company to Ian Douglas will be entertaining the crowds with their own brand of storytelling.

 

Fri 16 Aug Tell a Tale Together (30 minutes)
See show times on the day
Children will create a unique story choosing the characters, location, plot
and even act it out!
All ages
Stop-motion animation
Drop in
Learn a new way of story telling in this drop-in session
Age 5+
Memory Collectors (30 minutes)
Drop in
A non verbal, physical storytelling show about 2 sisters who are trying to bring their memories back to life
All ages
Sat 17 Aug Moon Mission Family show (30 minutes)
Book on arrival
Be amazed by how the crew of Apollo 11 first landed on the moon 50 years ago.
Age 5+
Stomp rocket workshop (20 minutes)
Book on arrival
Design & make your own rocket then watch it launch
Age 5+
Astronaut training
Drop in
Take part in our challenges to find out what it takes to be an astronaut and how living and working in space affects your body.
All ages
Sun 18 Aug Moon Mission Family show (30 minutes)
Book on arrival
Be amazed by how the crew of Apollo 11 first landed on the moon 50 years ago.
Age 5+
Stomp rocket workshop (20 minutes)
Book on arrival
Design & make your own rocket then watch it launch
Age 5+
Astronaut training
Drop in
Take part in our challenges to find out what it takes to be an astronaut and how living and working in space affects your body.
All ages

 

Mon
19 Aug
Enabler led fun
Drop in
Various outdoor activities (weather permitting).
Including giant family games, bubble fun, den building
All ages
multi:BALL 
Drop in
A NEW interactive sports game that combines floor-to ceiling digital technology and getting active.
All ages
Wildlife Craft
Book on arrival
Join the wildlife trust and create some nature themed craft and learn about the great outdoors!
Age 5+
CI Adventures
Drop in
Archery & mountain biking outside in the park
Ian Douglas Storyteller (45 minutes)
Story times throughout the day, please check on arrival.
All ages
Tues
20 Aug
Prof. Pumpernickel’s Science show (45 minutes)
Book on arrival
Starring exotic chemical compounds, unfathomable physics phenomena and some really rubbish jokes.
Age 6+
Scribble Bots
Drop in
Contribute to a giant art piece by creating a Scribblebot
Age 6+
Marble run challenge
Drop in
Use your problem solving skills to try to complete the giant marble run challenge (Age 3+)
Storytelling show with Gacko (45 minutes)
See show times on the day
Classic stories rounded up, recycled and recounted
All ages
Wed
21 Aug
Drum Machine workshops (40 minutes)
Book on arrival
Drum Machine’s sound taps in to the power of repetition. Found from the first tribal drum circles at the dawn of time right up to our current dance floors. So come and join in a playful exploration of RHYTHM and all its beautiful benefits.
Age 7+
Uke Can Do It! (45 minutes)
Book on arrival
Explore music and song writing with the ukulele.
Age 6+
Micro:bit Music Makers (30 minutes)
Book on arrival
Code your own musical instrument using micro:bits
Age 7+
Enabler led fun
Drop in
Various outdoor activities (weather permitting).
Including giant family games, bubble fun, den building
All ages
Thurs
22 Aug
Sphero Speedway
Drop in 11am – 1pm
Race these app-enabled robotic balls round the speedway
All ages
Trash Bots (30 minutes)
Book on arrival
Build a remote control robot using junk & put it to the test
Age 7+
Strange Twigs (1 hour)
Book on arrival
Ever wondered how a robot really works? Heard the buzz, whir and click of motors? Why not join us and learn how to build a motor circuit and then program it to do whatever you can dream of.
Age 7+
multi:BALL 
Drop in 1.30pm – 4pm
A NEW interactive sports game that combines floor-to ceiling digital technology and getting active.
All ages
Storytelling show with Gacko (45 minutes)
See show times on the day
Classic stories rounded up, recycled and recounted
All ages
Fri
23 Aug
Tell a Tale Together (30 minutes)
See show times on the day
Children will create a unique story choosing the characters, location, plot
and even act it out!
All ages
Stop-motion animation
Drop in
Learn a new way of story telling in this drop-in session
Age 5+
Memory Collectors (30 minutes)
Drop in
A non verbal, physical storytelling show about 2 sisters who are trying to bring their memories back to life
All ages
Sat
24 Aug
Moon Mission Family show (30 minutes)
Book on arrival
Be amazed by how the crew of Apollo 11 first landed on the moon 50 years ago.
Age 5+
Stomp rocket workshop (20 minutes)
Book on arrival
Design & make your own rocket then watch it launch
Age 5+
Astronaut training
Drop in
Take part in our challenges to find out what it takes to be an astronaut and how living and working in space affects your body.
All ages
Sun
25 Aug
Moon Mission Family show (30 minutes)
Book on arrival
Be amazed by how the crew of Apollo 11 first landed on the moon 50 years ago
Age 5+
Stomp rocket workshop (20 minutes)
Book on arrival
Design & make your own rocket then watch it launch
Age 5+
Astronaut training
Drop in
Take part in our challenges to find out what it takes to be an astronaut and how living and working in space affects your body.
All ages

 

Mon
26 Aug
Enabler led fun
Drop in
Various outdoor activities (weather permitting).
Including giant family games, bubble fun, den building
All ages
multi:BALL 
Drop in
A NEW interactive sports game that combines floor-to ceiling digital technology and getting active.
All ages
Wildlife Craft
Book on arrival
Join the wildlife trust and create some nature themed craft and learn about the great outdoors!
Age 5+
CI Adventures
Drop in
Archery & mountain biking outside in the park
Tues
27 Aug
Prof. Pumpernickel’s Science show (45 minutes)
Book on arrival
Starring exotic chemical compounds, unfathomable physics phenomena and some really rubbish jokes.
Age 6+
Scribble Bots
Drop in
Contribute to a giant art piece by creating a Scribblebot
Age 6+
Marble run challenge
Drop in
Use your problem solving skills to try to complete the giant marble run challenge (Age 3+)
Wed
28 Aug
Drum Machine workshops (40 minutes)
Book on arrival
Drum Machine’s sound taps in to the power of repetition. Found from the first tribal drum circles at the dawn of time right up to our current dance floors. So come and join in a playful exploration of RHYTHM and all its beautiful benefits.
Age 7+
multi:BALL 
Drop in
A NEW interactive sports game that combines floor-to ceiling digital technology and getting active.
All ages
Micro:bit Music Makers (30 minutes)
Book on arrival
Code your own musical instrument using micro:bits
Age 7+
Enabler led fun
Drop in
Various outdoor activities (weather permitting).
Including giant family games, bubble fun, den building
All ages
Ian Douglas Storyteller (45 minutes)
Story times throughout the day, please check on arrival.
All ages
Thurs
29 Aug
Sphero Speedway
Drop in 11am – 1pm
Race these app-enabled robotic balls round the speedway
All ages
Trash Bots (30 minutes)
Book on arrival
Build a remote control robot using junk & put it to the test
Age 7+
Strange Twigs (1 hour)
Book on arrival
Ever wondered how a robot really works? Heard the buzz, whir and click of motors? Why not join us and learn how to build a motor circuit and then program it to do whatever you can dream of.
Age 7+
multi:BALL 
Drop in 1.30pm – 4pm
A NEW interactive sports game that combines floor-to ceiling digital technology and getting active.
All ages
Ian Douglas Storyteller (45 minutes)
Story times throughout the day, please check on arrival.
All ages
Fri
30 Aug
Tell a Tale Together (30 minutes)
See show times on the day
Children will create a unique story choosing the characters, location, plot
and even act it out!
All ages
Stop-motion animation
Drop in
Learn a new way of story telling in this drop-in session
Age 5+
Ian Douglas Storyteller (45 minutes)
Story times throughout the day, please check on arrival.
All ages
Sat
31 Aug
Moon Mission Family show (30 minutes)
Book on arrival
Be amazed by how the crew of Apollo 11 first landed on the moon 50 years ago.
Age 5+
Stomp rocket workshop (20 minutes)
Book on arrival
Design & make your own rocket then watch it launch
Age 5+
Astronaut training
Drop in
Take part in our challenges to find out what it takes to be an astronaut and how living and working in space affects your body.
All ages
Sun
1 Sept
Moon Mission Family show (30 minutes)
Book on arrival
Be amazed by how the crew of Apollo 11 first landed on the moon 50 years ago
Age 5+
Stomp rocket workshop (20 minutes)
Book on arrival
Design & make your own rocket then watch it launch
Age 5+
Astronaut training
Drop in
Take part in our challenges to find out what it takes to be an astronaut and how living and working in space affects your body.
All ages

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