It’s always a great place to visit but the Science and Industry Museum is pulling out all the stops in the coming school break. There will be loads of child-focussed events taking place every day during the Easter holiday. Aimed at kids of different ages, the diverse range of activities promise to be both fun and educational. Below, you’ll find a list of five of the best. They are all free, as is entry to the Museum.

Science Showdown (Ages 4+) | Sat 4 – Sun 19 Apr | Various times | Free

From computer coding to earthquake proofing buildings, engineers help shape our world and with this brand-new show, you can meet three of Manchester’s finest. See their work brought to life through fun demonstrations and then it’s down to the audience to choose their favourite engineer.

Soapy Scientists (Ages 5+) | Sat 4 – Sun 19 Apr | Various times | Free

At this free event, children can make their own bar of soap to take home and use. As they mix, squish, and mould different ingredients together, they will get to experience an introduction to chemistry. Booking is required and you can get your free ticket from the info desk on the day.

Future Fixers (Ages up to 4) | Sat 4 – Sun 19 Apr | Various times | Free

This adventure will let the very youngest of visitors take their first steps to becoming engineers. They can design, make, fix and create objects from the past, present and future. In addition to speech, the hosts will use Makaton sign language to aid communication.

Weavers Wanted (Ages 4+) | Sat 4 – Sun 19 Apr | Various times | Free

The Science and Industry Museum is renowned for its collection of textile machinery and the staff are looking for youngsters to become apprentice weavers. They can learn all the tricks of the trade, as cotton is turned into the thread that makes everything from shirts to sheets.

Engineering Hub (Suitable for all ages) | Wed 8 – Wed 15 Apr | All day | Free

Later in the holiday, you can pop over to the Hub, where there’ll be something going on throughout the day. Here, children can get creative with hands-on activities, chat to real engineers and imagine how they might solve some of the world’s biggest technical problems.

Science and Industry Museum,
Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP
, Tel: 0161 832 2244
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Wed 11 Mar 2020