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The Observatory Science Centre
East Sussex
BN27 1RN
Tel: 01323 832731
Fax: 01323 832741

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Children's Workshops

Bringing Science and Creativity to Life!

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.

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

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

For dates, times and the cost of each workshop please see the details below the following descriptions. 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.

Booking is essential for all workshops
We are in the process of planning an exciting line-up for 2016 so please do come back to this page and check periodically for further updates - see provisional programme below the photographs.

Tuesday 25th - 'Earth and Beyond' full day Twilight Special

The afternoon will be spent carrying out some fascinating experiments learning about volcanoes, earthquakes, icebergs and much more. Then we turn our attention to the stars, looking beyond Earth through the Centre's giant telescopes (weather permitting). Come and find out how Albert Einstein proved one of his ground-breaking theories using a telescope that we now have in one of our domes. 

Time     2pm - 8pm
Cost £21.75
Age 10 - 13 years


Either phone the Centre on 01323 832731 or book on-line by clicking here
(A booking fee applies for on-line booking)

Thursday 27th - 'Eyes on the Universe' half day 

What's in space? Can we go there? Can we see it? How big is it? Is there anybody there? So many questions! Come and find out some of the answers by doing fascinating hands-on activities.

Times     10.30am - 1pm or 2pm - 4.30pm
Cost £10.75
Age 6 - 9 years

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.