We have many extra events and activities throughout the year in addition to what we already offer during your daytime visit. We continue to expand the programme of special events so there is something for everyone to enjoy. We offer atmospheric evening events as well as seasonal activities including our fun-filled activity weekends such as British Science Week activity weekend and Bubbletastic Bank Holiday! We are also celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13 with an engineering challenge weekend, we will be opening our ecology zone over the summer holidays and we are continuing with our Lifelong Learners Week in September. We do not book any school visits during Lifelong Learners week but reserve it for talks and demonstrations to encourage our more senior audience to come along; you are never too old to learn something new!
In 2020 we are celebrating a very special year: the 25th anniversary of The Observatory Science Centre. At the beginning of every month (February to November) we are hosting 'Celebration Sunday.' Each month we will host different activities related to science and astronomy so come and help us celebrate in style!
Our usual parking field is temporarily closed following unprecedented winter rainfall
Please use the hardstanding car park on Wartling Road: just south of the estate entrance
Blue Badge parking bays available as usual behind the main building
All parking is free!
Please do call ahead to check......