We are lucky to have so many festivals on our doorstep and did you know that there are always lots of opportunities for kids to enjoy them? This year at the Cheltenham Science Festival (5-10 June) presenters include, CBeebies stars Maddie Moate and Dr Ranj, Blue Peter’s Steve Mould and BBC Gastronaut Stefan Gates.
The six-day event also includes many free activities for families to enjoy learning and exploring together in the many interactive zones across the site. The Discover Zone is a huge free interactive space in Cheltenham Town Hall, the MakerShack a hub of creativity and invention, and new this year is The Sphere with a health and lifestyle focus.
Visitors can also explore the EDF Energy Zone, discover new technologies in the GE Pavilion and try hands on activities with Hartpury Science Hub, become Woodland Trust Nature Detectives, follow the free Science Trail created for the Festival by BBC Focus Magazine and a decipher a cryptic challenge in the Cyber Trail.
On Saturday and Sunday (9th and 10th June) a varied children’s programme for ages 4 to 12+ has a range of fascinating topics, from the science of sweets to exploring the universe with Lego as well as coding, bugs, probability games and the natural world.
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