Families Set to Be Amazed by Science this May Half Term

This half term break will see the return of the 6th Amazed by Science festival where families from across Cheshire and around the North West can look forward to exploring the world of science together. This popular science festival will take place from 25th May until 2nd June and involves a week of exciting events, trails, workshops and demonstrations to get children excited about the subject and to showcase Cheshire as a hub of science and technology.

The schedule for the festival is packed with many different hands-on educational STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities taking place both inside and outside for children of all ages. Events will happen at more than 10 locations including Tatton Park, Lion Saltworks, Jodrell Bank, and Alderley Park as well as at city centre hubs in Ellesmere Port, Chester, Crewe and Warrington.

Event highlights so far include an interactive gorilla workshop at Alderley Park’s Auditorium with field zoologist and wildlife author Michael Leach, rocket shows and ‘Tiny Astronaut’ events at the famous Jodrell Bank as well as the chance to build a bridge, load a boat and learn about hydraulics at The Anderton Boat Lift in Northwich and even a desert island survival training event at Catalyst in Widnes.

The popular annual festival is organised by Marketing Cheshire alongside headline sponsor Essar and big names from the science community including SP Energy Networks and Alderley Park. The fun-filled schedule hopes to inspire our young scientists of the future, and highlight the world class STEM organisations and professionals based in the county.

Mark Livesey, Chief Executive of Marketing Cheshire commented:

“We are delighted to be bringing this family science festival back to Cheshire for its 6th year. The event aims to change the way children see science, being wowed by its impact and enjoying it together as a family and during the half term. We want young people to learn more about the incredibly varied careers available in the sector and to see that Cheshire is a well-known hub of scientific activity and world-renowned talent.”

To find out more about the free events available sign up for alerts and information on the website at www.amazedbyscience.co.uk or by following @amazedbyscience on twitter, or visit us on Facebook @amazedbyscience.

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