Children's Workshops & Destination Space

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Children’s Workshops

Holiday fun for children aged 6-9 years and 10-13 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.
Please note: specific workshops are aimed at age groups 6-9 years and 10-13 years. Please check the intended age group of your chosen workshop because we cannot accept children outside of the specified age range.

For details of how to book and to view the guidance notes for parents and guardians please visit our web site.

Destination Space

Backed by the UK Space Agency, science centres across the UK have joined forces with the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut, Tim Peake, to provide children all over the UK with a unique opportunity to learn about human space flight and follow life on the International Space Station.

Here at the Observatory Science Centre we will be finding out all about space travel through some very exciting events and activities during the project. Come along and also find out some really interesting facts:

What happens to an astronaut’s wee in space?
What is life like as an astronaut?
How do you move around in space?
What does a life size replica of a spacesuit look like?

Our Destination Space programme includes family shows and drop-in activities. Take our robotic arm challenge and see how astronauts use them to perform tasks in space. See an actual thermal tile from a Russian space shuttle. Learn about how you move around in space, demonstrated by our special hovercraft.

For more information on any of the above, please visit

The visit the Observatory Science Centre's main page click here