Free activities at Cheltenham Science Festival

There are over 80 free activities to get stuck into at this year’s Science Festival in Cheltenham. Last year, I visited with Ed as a toddler along with my two teenage step-sons and we all got something out of it.

New this year during the six-day event from Tuesday 5th June to Sunday 10th June, is the ‘Festival Fringe’ which is promising laughs, shows, quizzes and ‘geeky’ film nights in clubs and bars all over town. All for free.

Imperial Square and Cheltenham Town Hall will be filled with free hands-on fun. In the creative ‘MakerShack’ you can code a robot and enter a slime factory! There are also free activities of all kinds in the Discover Zone where you can crack puzzles and see what the future of AI might bring.

Other great free activities for all ages include star-gazing with members of the Cotswold Astronomical Society. An Animal Heroes Science Trail and a Cyber Trail for the over 10s. You can also visit the ‘Beemobile’ to make a seed bomb and taste some honey with the Bee Friendly Trust.

Of course, there is the paid for stuff too and visitors this year include CBeebies stars Maddie Moate and Dr Ranj along with Blue Peter’s Steve Mould. Tickets and maps of the site are available on the website below. Might see you there!

www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science

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