Holiday fun for children aged 6-8 years and 9-11 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 home what they have made in the workshop. See below for further details of the workshops.
Specific workshops are aimed at age groups 6-8 years and 9-11 years. Please check the intended age group of your chosen workshop. We cannot accept children who are younger than the intended age and we would be very grateful if you respect this policy.
The workshops are intended for children only and we encourage adults to leave their children with us unless they have additional needs and require extra help and support. All our staff and volunteers are checked through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and our adult to child ratio ensures sufficient support throughout the workshop.
For further information about dropping off and picking up your children please refer to specific workshop pages where you can download an information pack.
While we do our best to include all the activities mentioned in the descriptions, some activities may vary on the day. We recommend warm, practical clothing and sensible footwear for all the workshops.
Please note that the cost of the workshop is for the workshop only and does not include entry to The Science Centre before or after the workshop.
For adults (and other children in the same group to a reasonable limit) who wish to stay in The Centre while their child/children are participating in the workshops: we are are offering a special discounted admission of just £7 per person. If you want to visit The Centre before an afternoon workshop or after a morning workshop then you will need to pay for the child/children attending the workshop as well (discounted rate applies).
You can book for the workshop online using PayPal. Alternatively you can phone The Centre on 01323 832731 and secure place(s) using a debit or credit card.
There is no provision to book for the special offer discounted rate online and this will need to be purchased on the day at reception.
PLEASE NOTE: The special offer does not apply to twilight workshops
We do expect good behaviour on all of our workshops. This will not only enhance your child's enjoyment, it will ensure that the workshop is not disrupted and all the other children will be able to enjoy the experience too. With this in mind we ask you to fill in a code of conduct. You can download this when making a booking on-line (an information pack can be found on the individual workshop pages) and bring it with you or fill one in when you register in your child/children before the workshop starts. For bookings taken over the phone an information pack will be sent via email. The information pack also includes notes for dropping off/picking up etc.
Booking is essential for all workshops.
Tuesday 2 August: Half day workshops for either ages 6-8 or 9-11 years.
Wednesday 3 August: Half-day workshops for ages 6-8 and 9-11 years.
Tuesday 9 August: Half-day workshops for 6-8 and 9-11 years.
Wednesday 10 August: Half-day workshops for 6-8 and 9-11 years
Tuesday 16 August: Full day workshop for ages 6-8 years.
Wednesday 17th August: Full day workshop for ages 9-11 years.
Tuesday 23 August: Half-day workshops for 6-8 years.
Wednesday 24 August: Half-day workshops for 6-8 and 9-11 years
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The Observatory Science Centre is part of Science Projects Ltd, a company limited by guarantee registered in England No: 02186073 and a registered charity No: 298542. The registered office is 3 – 15 Stirling Road, Acton, London. W3 8DJ. UK.