Bring all the family to bluedot…

The countdown to bluedot has already begun and with suspense building, there’s now only 8 weeks to go till the return of our award-winning festival (18-21 July), so it’s the perfect time for families to start planning their trip.

bluedot continues to provide a scientific and cultural experience centred around family-friendliness so that parents and kids can have the best festival fun,  with lots of provision for young families including free tickets for under 5s, dedicated parent and baby spaces, early morning activities and quiet camping, along with a mind-boggling array of fan activities.

Family festival-goers can immerse themselves in amazing science shows, interactive workshops, hands-on activities, and extraordinary experiments. Explore the latest discoveries with our very own family-friendly festival scientists and learn all about the awe-inspiring science of Jodrell Bank.

Discover a world of wonder in our intergalactic family areas…

The Science Fields

The place to be to discuss the latest discoveries with scientists and researchers with tents and stalls packed with scientific displays, games and interactive experiments. Look out for the University of Manchester’s Physics Outreach Team, Lightsabre Training Sessions, Science Grrls’ Women of Science, The Square Kilometre Array, Chester Zoo’s Conservation Scientists,  Practical Action, and lots, lots more.

Space Pavilion

Explore the interactive displays on the workings of the Lovell Telescope, its ground-breaking discoveries and world-leading research. The Space Pavilion is also our workshop base during the festival, where you can get hands-on with a wealth of interactive activities. Look our for Wallace and Gromit modelling workshops with Aardman Animations and lots more.

Big Bang Stage

The spot for fun and fact-packed science shows. With live experiments and interactive demonstrations, be ready to be inspired by StrongWomen Science, Physics in the Freezer, Fossil Frontiers, Read your DNA live, and plenty more… Warning: may include loud bangs!

See you there!


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