Trails & Activities

Heritage Trail

Pick up a special heritage trail and discover the incredible stories behind the world famous Lovell telescope

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Site Trail

Collect a site trail from Reception and answer the questions as you explore the Discovery Centre.

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Outdoor Exhibits

Make a spinning Jupiter and experiment with gravity using our large outdoor exhibits! Whisper a message to a friend through the Whispering Dishes and discover why the shape of the Lovell telescope is so important.

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Planet Path Backpack

Learn about the Solar System as you make your way along the Planet Path! Backpacks include a map, instruction sheet and activities to try out as you stop at planets along the way. Backpack activities are particularly suitable for children aged 4-10 years, younger children may need some assistance. Backpacks can be collected from Reception.

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Playground in the Gardens

With a range of exciting play equipment to climb, spin and swing on, there’s something to challenge all ages and abilities from 4 years upwards.

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