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TechFest’s Eureka Festival at the Barn

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

10AM – 4PM

We are very excited that TechFest is coming to the Barn! TechFest continues to make science, technology, engineering and mathematics fun and accessible to children and young people of all ages. Join us for a fun filled day of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics as part of the TechFest Science Festival’s Eureka Festival. Lots of hands-on workshops and performances for the whole family to enjoy.

Entry to the building is just £2 per person*, after which participating in the various activities is free. Pre-booking of activities is highly recommended, as most have limited spaces.

*NB: all children must be accompanied by an adult


K’Nex Buggies and Robots Drop In Workshop
A unique opportunity to develop engineering, problem solving and team work skills by building K’nex programmable buggies or robots designed and programmed to take a set course.

Make your own Paper Drop In Workshop
Bring old office paper and transform it into beautiful handmade paper – tea leaves, onion skins, flower petals, nettles and even banana skins can be useful.

Going on a Plant Munch
10:15AM / 11:45AM / 1:30PM / 3:00PM
@ Wild Garden
In this CREST workshop we will be investigating food in an exciting way. When you eat fruit and vegetables do you eat the plant or part of it ? Which part do you eat and which parts are best left alone? Take this veggie challenge to work out the edible parts of the plant and decide what groups to sort plants.Take a journey around the world and through the seasons to discover where our food comes from.

The TechFest Dome – Night Sky Show
10:15AM / 11:45AM / 1:30PM / 3:00PM
@The Barn
Enjoy a visit to the unique environment of the TechFest Dome. What makes day and night ? Where does the Sun go at night? This show demonstrates how the sun moves across the sky during the day in both summer and winter. Find the North Star, the Plough, Orion, Betelgeuse, and Sirius in the night sky and relate them to the Greek constellations.

The Wasp that felt the Thunder (THEATRE SHOW)
@ The Gallery
A wasp awoke in the deep dark wood. A bird saw the wasp and the wasp looked good. What happens when the wasp feels a thunderstorm coming and tries to warn the creatures that live in the great oak tree?


September 16
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Barn


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