We have our very own rocket in The Centre. You can see it in the photograph at the top of this page. It is called a Petrel Rocket and was used as a sounding or research rocket. It was designed to carry instruments into sub-orbital flight and perform scientific experiments. The one we have is complete so we know it was never fired.
By looking at different rockets you can see they are all different sizes. There are good reasons for this so why not come along and find out more.
Please note that the workshop is for children only. We actively encourage adults to leave their children with us unless they require one to one support (please let us know in advance if your child has any additional needs). A special offer admission into The Centre for adults and siblings that are not booked onto the workshop, is being offered. See below for further details.
SPECIAL OFFER ADMISSION
For adults and any other children in your group (up to a reasonable limit) who would like to visit The Centre while their child/children participate in the workshop then we are able to offer special discounted admission of just £7 per person. Please note however, that the cost of the workshop is for the workshop only. If you would like your child/children to visit The Centre either after or before the workshop then you will have to purchase separate admission at the discounted rate.
Discounted admission can be purchased at reception on the day. If you have purchased discounted admission for the child/children participating on a morning workshop then you will need to show your receipt when registering your child/children onto the workshop. They will then receive a wristband which they must wear to help staff at the end of the workshop.
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.
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