WHAT CAN YOU SEE AND WHERE?

With a large number of Exhibitors bringing you Science, Engineering, Robotics and Maths at it’s very best, there is something for everyone.  The Treasure Hunt style trail is a must for everyone and we can really showcase how amazing we are!

To ensure you do not miss any part of the Festival you can drop into any of our hosting venues and collect a card to complete when you move from venue to venue.  This card is to help you find all our venues and when completed you will be entered into a draw for family prizes.  However, if you are wishing to have a quick visit then just head for one of the Venues to have some fun, be inspired and increase your knowledge.

THE FESTIVAL RUNS FROM SATURDAY 15TH OF FEBRUARY TO WEDNESDAY 19TH OF FEBRUARY.
THE FESTIVAL IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 10AM – 4PM AT VARIOUS VENUES OVER THE TOWN OF BURY ST EDMUNDS                                                                              TO SEE THE EXHIBITORS JUST DROP IN AND NO NEED FOR TICKETS TO ATTEND AND JOIN IN THE FUN!

“Ticketed and Booked Events” – to reserve your place and to not miss out

“Free to Access” Treasure Trail around our venues in Bury St Edmunds.

Pick up a card at any of the venues.  Complete the Trail by visiting each venue and identifying the “body part or body organ”  Post your completed card in the box at your final destination.  Our sponsors have donated amazing prizes for the winners who will be drawn in a video and this will be posted on facebook after the Festival.  Have a go and see if you can identify the body parts!

TICKETED EVENTS – purchase your tickets here for Shows, talks and workshops.

Dr Ken’s Circus Science Show

Dr Ken’s Circus Science Show for all of the family

Saturday 15th February at 4.30pm – live science show

Roll up, roll up it’s time to check out the science behind the circus.

Champion juggler & scientist Dr Ken explores the scientific principles behind skilful circus tricks and dangerous stunts. Hold onto to your seats as he juggles, spin’s things and rides a unicycle – all in the name of science.  Find out why jugglers love gravity, how clowns use ‘the force’ like a Jedi and if unicyclists keep moving to stay still.

It’s science but not as you may know it!!!

Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite at the cost of £11 per person (child and adult same price) to allow entry to the show.  This event is being held at the Guildhall in Guildhall Street.  Recommended for age 5+       Under 8’s must have a ticket paying adult with them.

 

MEDIC MAVERICKS ROADSHOW

Tuesday  17th February  –  Four sessions  –  Bury St Edmunds Library

Medic Mavericks are joining us for some interactive hands-on science including some of the following:                                                  Use the ultrasound machine to see inside their body,   measure our lung capacity with a spirometer,  Use a real needle to take fake blood from an fake arm and test hearing and reflexes.  Let’s be doctors for this event!!

We are really pleased that Medic Mavericks are bringing their roadshow.  This is aimed at 8+ and tickets to be purchased for the children only.  Adults can accompany if wished at no cost.  Tickets are priced at £8.50 per child.  There are four sessions and eventbrite links are here to copy and paste to your browser, or check out eventbrite for Bury St. Edmunds over the next week and find us there.

11.30am      https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/medic-mavericks-roadshow-tickets-93797225025                                                                1pm             https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/medic-mavericks-roadshow-tickets-93797578081                                                            2.15pm       https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/medic-mavericks-roadshow-tickets-93797602153

MINI MONSTERS ROADSHOW

Tuesday  17th February  –  Four sessions  –  Tudor Kitchen in the Guildhall

Ed from Mini Monsters is bringing along his Roadshow.  There will be an opportunity for a group of children and families to learn about some of Ed’s creatures and also to handle these and see them up close.  There are lots of different creatures and could include snakes, millipedes and creepy crawlies. 

This ticket reserves your place to join us on the day.  A family event and tickets are for children aged 5 and above and accompanying parents.  Over 8’s may be left at the Roadshow as long as the parent/carer is still in the building.  Tickets will need to be purchased for all family members who are taking part.  Tickets are £7 per attendee and there are four sessions during the day.  An opportunity not to be missed for all ages!  There are four sessions and eventbrite links are here to copy and paste to your browser, or check eventbrite for full details of workshops.

11.30am      https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mini-monsters-creepy-crawlies-roadshow-tickets-92581075489                                                  1pm            https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mini-monsters-creepy-crawlies-roadshow-tickets-92581239981                                                2.15pm       https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mini-monsters-creepy-crawlies-roadshow-tickets-92581312197

ROBOTICS ROADSHOW suitable for 3+

Wednesday 19th February  (AM)   10am session suitable for 3+

Say Hello to Ozobot – brought to you by RobotFun

Robots build our cars and electronics, and explore places where it is difficult or impossible for humans to go.  In this workshop from Robotfun, you’ll get to meet and program Ozobot, a small but clever little line-tracking robot. Its two small independent wheels mean it can drive around, spin on the spot and even boogie with the best! Anyone who can draw can program an Ozobot.

This workshop is suitable for ages 3+    Tickets are £6.50 per child and adults accompanying young children do not need a ticket and can come along for free.

ROBOTICS ROADSHOW suitable for 8+

Wednesday 19th February  (AM)   11.15am session suitable for 8+    at the Cathedral

Meet Edison – Robotfun brings you another great workshop.

With robot Edison, you’ll learn about programming and controlling robots, whilst having lots of fun!   Edison is a little LEGO® compatible driving robot that reads bar codes and is easily programmed.  It has independently driven wheels, a line-tracking sensor and proximity sensors. You can even programme Edison just by driving it over a barcode! Join us to learn how to program this brilliant little robot.

This workshop is suitable for ages 8+    Tickets are £6.50 per child and adults accompanying young children do not need a ticket and can come along for free.

“ALL THINGS SLIME”  WORKSHOP

SATURDAY 15th FEBRUARY  –  2pm – 3pm   –   St Eds. Cathedral

Join us to discover all about non-newtonian fluids and the magic of slime.   This workshop is to learn about the science behind the slime and to make some to take home.  This workshop is aimed at 5+ and all children to be accompanied by a parent/carer.  Check out the full details on eventbrite.  Book Child Tickets in advance at £6.50 per child. Adults are free.

 

“MINI GARDEN WORKSHOP”

MONDAY 17th FEBRUARY  –  2 afternoon sessions  –   St Eds. Cathedral    £7 per child (CASH ON THE DOOR)

Come along and make a Mini Garden.   Join us to have a shallow tray and make a mini garden to take home.  You will be able to add compost, some seeds, moss, pebble path and some bunting.  There will be lots of design patterns to explain what is possible.

The event is suitable for children aged 5 and above and all children must be accompanied by an adult.  One ticket needed for each child only and the adult parent/carers go free and do not need a ticket.

Reserve a ticket for the event on eventbrite and cash will be taken on the door before the event starts.   Each child ticket is £7 to cover material costs.  Please note the picture is an example and does not represent exactly what each participant will make.

 

“Free to Access” Events and tickets are needed, via Eventbrite, for the following Talks:  –

TALK ABOUT THE SOLAR SYSTEM

SATURDAY 15th FEBRUARY  –  2pm – 3pm  –  Tudor Kitchen,  The Guildhall

Tickets can be purchased to reserve a seat.  There is no cost to attending this talk.

Our Solar System – The Creation –  Guest speaker Mike Kirkham

Join us on Spacecraft Planet Earth for a journey from the beginning of time as we explore the mysteries of the universe and our amazing solar system as we discover galaxies, black holes, nebulae, stars and planets all the way back to Earth.

 Moonlight –  Guest Speaker Dr Richard Young

Join us as we explore Earth’s only natural satellite and together we will take a walk on the dark side, explore mysteries of our moon including where it came from, why does it shine, why the moon is important and The Man in the Moon!

Suitable for families and children (over 8’s).  All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.  This is a “free” event and so there is no charge and a retiring donation tin.  Tickets will need to be purchased for all family members who are attending the event.

Exhibitors and activities

MOST OF OUR EXHIBITORS ARE BRINGING ALONG AT LEAST THREE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES AND INTERACTIVE AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION EVENTS.  EVEN THOSE EXHIBITORS COMING ON NUMEROUS DAYS TO THE FESTIVAL ARE BRINGING DIFFERENT STANDS EACH DAY.

“Please note that the list of exhibitors is a guide and there will be more activities than these listed and also that some may be subject to change at short notice if there are circumstances beyond our control. Watch our live twitter and facebook pages for daily updates.”

Saturday 15th February –  Opening Day of the Festival

Exhibitors including:   –    Colchester Zoo,  Royal Society of Biology,  Athenaeum Astronomy Group, Slime  workshop

The Guildhall

Saturday 15th February  –  Open to the public 10am – 4pm

COLCHESTER ZOO   –   Come and find out about animals and habitats

ATHENAEUM ASTRONOMY ASSOCIATION   –   Telescopes and fact finding about the Solar System

ROLLS ROYCE  –  Learn about the Rolls Royce engine

CREATIVE REACTIVE   – Arts and Craft stall

 

Unitarian Meeting House

Saturday 15th February  –  Open to the public 10am – 4pm

DASH ASTRO  –  Hands-on activities to take you through the Universe

ROYAL SOCIETY OF BIOLOGY   –   Hands-on games and activities

SENSES CHALLENGE   –  Test some of your five senses with interactive tests

 

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Saturday 15th February   –   Open to the public  10am – 12.30pm

In the Nave  –   Toddler Zone and activities

In the Edmund Room  –  Slime masterclass in the afternoon  – tickets available above

 

Sunday 16th February – “General Science”  Day

Exhibitors including:    –    Chaos Science,  Royal Society of Biology,  It’s Rocket Science,  Colchester Zoo

The Guildhall

Sunday 16th February  –  Open to the public 10am – 4pm

ROYAL SOCIETY OF BIOLOGY  –  Hands-on biology tasks and activities

CHAOS  SCIENCE   –   Lots of activities that are suitable for all

COLCHESTER ZOO  –  Interactive hands-on exhibits

 

Bury Library

Don’t forget to pop by to the stand in the entrance hall of the Library to find the hidden “Body Part/Body Organ” to complete the trail

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

 Sunday 16th February  –  OPEN to the Public   2pm – 4pm   –  upstairs in the Edmund Room

Edmund Room  –   2pm – 4pm    –   Toddler Zone and Creative Reactive arts and crafts

Don’t forget to pop along to the Cloisters for the hidden “Body Part/Body Organ” to complete the trail

 

Monday 17th February  –  Creature Day

Exhibitors include,   Suffolk Wildlife Trust,  RSPB,  Colchester Zoo,  IPEM, University of Cambridge students

The Guildhall

Monday 17th February  –  Open to the public 10am – 4pm

COLCHESTER ZOO  –  hands-on activities

RADIOGRAPHERS FROM IPEM  –  Roadshow including X-ray fun!

WELLCOME MRC INSTITUTE – Cambridge University Group  –  “Mouth to Bum” Roadshow

 

Bury Library

Don’t forget to pop by to the stand in the entrance hall of the Library to find the hidden “Body Part/Body Organ” to complete the trail

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Monday 17th February  –  Open to the public 10am – 4pm   –    In the Nave

SUFFOLK WILDLIFE TRUST  –  Interactive hands-on tasks

ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF BIRDS  –  Find out all about garden birds

CREATIVE REACTIVE  –  Arts and crafts stall
TODDLER ZONE AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

Edmund Room   –   1.30pm – 4pm   –   Mini Garden making    –   Tickets available above

 

  

 

Tuesday 18th  – Human Biology Day

Exhibitors include,   Treatt,  SARS with CPR,  , Radiographers,  Medic Mavericks

The Guildhall

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   10am – 4pm   

SARS  –  Join this Charity to learn all about our bodies and take part in some CPR demonstrations
TREATT –  Treatt will help us learn about our taste buds and try your ability to identify smells, tastes etc.
RADIOGRAPHERS    –  Lots of activities to learn about the world of X-rays and 3D glasses fun
TODDLER ZONE   and Creative Reactive Arts and Craft stalls
MINI MONSTERS WORKSHOP –  Tickets available above

Bury Library

MEDIC MAVERICKS WORKSHOP   –  Tickets available above

Don’t forget to pop by to the stand in the entrance hall of the Library to find the hidden “Body Part/Body Organ” to complete the trail

Wednesday 19th February – Engineering day

Exhibitors include Claas with a tractor and mini dragster racing and Robot Fun (Robotics)

The Cathedral

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   10am – 4pm   

In the Nave  –   Claas will have a hands on stall
Kinex and Lego challenge
TRACTOR outside for all to visit   (next to the side door of the Cathedral)
Creative and Reactive arts and crafts
Robot Fun Workshops  –  Tickets available above

Bury Library

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC   10am – 4pm   

Kitchen Chemistry  –  Kinetic Science workshop  –  Donation on the door and no ticket necessary

Don’t forget to pop by to the stand in the entrance hall of the Library to find the hidden “Body Part/Body Organ” to complete the trail

THURSDAY 20th FEBRUARY

Needham Lake

We were due to have a Wellie Walk at Needham Lake with a treasure trail.

We have decided to cancel this event due to the volume of rain at the weekend we believe the area will be too muddy and slippery for our customers.  We will however be back at the lake in the school holidays throughout the year and especially during August with events.

The Library

St Andrews Street North
Bury St. Edmunds
IP33 1TZ

The Guildhall

The Guildhall,                                                                                                                                                                                        Guildhall Street                                                                                                                                                                                            Bury Saint Edmunds
IP33 1PR

Unitarian Meeting House

Churchgate Street
Bury Saint Edmunds
IP33 1RS

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Angel Hill,
Bury Saint Edmunds
IP33 1LS

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