HALF TERM: Be Amazed by Science and access FREE Kids tickets for Bluedot!

Amazed by Science, the annual, Cheshire-wide celebration of science and technology is back this half term (29 May – 2 June) and we’ve put together a packed programme of shows, Q&A sessions, games, and activities that are perfect for all the family.

What’s more, all families that visit Jodrell Bank during the half term week (29 May – 2 June) will receive a voucher for FREE kids tickets to this summer’s Bluedot festival!
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The highlight of the half term fun looks set to be our brand new live science show exploring the science behind magic and illusions. The fact-packed show will include live demonstrations, fascinating experiments and even the occasional (controlled) explosion! Shows take place daily from Tuesday 30 May – Friday 2 June at 11am, 12noon and 2:30pm.

Meanwhile, the popular Q&A sessions Meet the Expert are back too and will be taking place daily (also 30 May – 2 June) at 1:00pm where families will have the opportunity to quiz professional scientists about their work.

We’ll also be running a new activity created especially for the under 7s. The Tiny Space Explorers Tour takes in the site’s gardens and arboretum and will explore the ‘alien’ flora and fauna on the Jodrell Bank site.

Siemens will be at the Discovery Centre during half term too, returning with their interactive games pods where visitors can learn, explore, and experience science, technology, engineering and maths in action.

And finally, we’ll be welcoming the return of the Cheshire Beekeepers Association. The Beekeepers will be on site from 30 May – 2 June with their stand and they’ll be hosting live beekeeping demonstrations daily at 2pm. Kids can also take part in the Bee Backpacks trail, exploring the gardens and carrying out bee-themed activities along the way.

As ever, we are expecting the week to be busy and so we’ll be opening half an hour early to accommodate everybody. Of course, along with all the extra activity, the Discovery Centre includes interactive displays and exhibits which explain how the Lovell Telescope works and what its looking for. There’s also 35 acres of gardens and arboretum to explore, along with playground and picnic area, as well as the popular Planet Pavilion café, and gift shop.

Half Term at a glance:

The Discovery Centre is open daily (including Bank Holidays) and opening times will run from 9:30 – 17:00 during the half term week (opening half an hour early than usual). Last entry is at 16:30. All events are included in general admission.

Live Science Show: Is it Science or Magic?
Tuesday 30 May – Friday 2 June | 11:00, 12:00 and 14:30
Meet the Expert
Tuesday 30 May – Friday 2 June | 13:00
Tiny Space Explorers Tour (Gardens tour for under 7s)
Tuesday 30 May – Friday 2 June | 10:30 and 13:30
Siemens Interactive Games
Tuesday 30 May – Friday 2 June | 10:00 – 17:00
Cheshire Beekeepers Stand
Tuesday 30 May – Friday 2 June | 10:30 – 16:00
Live Beekeeping Demonstrations
Tuesday 30 May – Friday 2 June | 14:00
Bee Backpacks
Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June | 9:30 – 17:00

Part of Amazed by Science, a Cheshire-wide family festival that promotes and celebrates science, technology and engineering.



All visitors to Jodrell Bank this half term (29th May – 2nd June) will receive a special voucher entitling them to FREE Sunday kids tickets for this summer’s Bluedot festival. The voucher can be redeemed when booking your Bluedot tickets online and it will give you access to one free child ticket (ages 6-10) for every one paying adult for Sunday 9th July.

If you’ve already booked tickets, feel free to pass on the voucher to a friend and share the savings!

Click here to discover why Bluedot is great for families or watch our film from last year…