Family Fun at Bluedot

With half term nearly over and under 7 weeks to go till the return of our award-winning festival bluedot (19-22 July), now’s the perfect time for families to start planning their trip.

The festival has been designed with parents in mind with lots of provision for young families including free tickets for under 5s, dedicated parent and baby spaces, early morning activities and quiet camping.

Your little explorers and budding young scientists can immerse themselves in a world of wonder and get stuck in to a host of family activity including live research, experiments and science shows, exhibits, workshops and stalls. If you’ve enjoyed Amazed by Science this week, then you’ll absolutely love bluedot!

The popular Star and Planet Fields will be back, each serving as a hub for family-friendly discovery with scientific displays, games, experiments and workshops galore. Highlights include hands-on insect investigations with the Institute of Infection and Global Health, celebrating women in science with ScienceGrrl, the festival’s charity partner Practical Action, and The Week Junior’s Big Debate Live and journalism workshops.

Plus, new for 2018, be sure to head to The Launch Pad, a brand new area encompassing three exciting new zones, all located in the south Star Field.

The Launch Pad features:

The Big Bang Lab: Be inspired by science by watching a fun and fact-packed live science show. Featuring interactive demonstrations, live experiments and even the occasional (controlled) explosion, the Big Bang Lab is perfect for all the family. 

The Data Base: Get involved with real live research by helping to solve some of the biggest problems of the day

The Work Shop: Get hands-on and learn a new skill with our SciTechsperts

Get ready for Lift Off and begin your scientific journey at bluedot this summer. We’ll see you there!


Weekend camping available from £169.
Discounts for children and teens, under 5s go free.

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