Winter Solstice Season

15th – 22nd December

A unique, inspiring week of fun for the whole family this December!

Join us as we celebrate Winter Solstice at Jodrell Bank. Over 8 nights this December, enjoy exhibitions, dome shows, crafts and incredible projections illuminating the front of the First Light Pavilion; this is Jodrell Bank as you’ve never seen it before. Enjoy hot chocolate, festive treats and some last-minute gifts from our shop.

Each night will feature a special event, including astronomical lectures and our
Pink Floyd Dome Show to
really start your festive
season with a
Big Bang!

Winter Solstice Season Booking Information

Scroll down to pick the day (or days) you’d like to attend Winter Solstice Season at Jodrell Bank. Some evenings are divided into an Early and a Late session – the Early session is programmed with young cosmic explorers in mind, whilst the Late features lectures, talks and Pink Floyd! 

Tickets: £18/£16/£14. Carers and children under 4 go FREE

Please note: The Pink Floyd Dome Show is £7 to add on and needs to be booked via a Late Session. All other add-on talks are FREE to attend, and included in your ticket.

Annual tickets are not valid for entry to Winter Solstice Season.

Add Sparkle to your Solstice

In addition to our wonderous week-long solstice schedule, below you can read more about enhancing your visit with our one-off events which are either included for FREE or a small charge (£7 for Pink Floyd).

Thursday 21st December – SOLD OUT

Late Session, 6pm – 9pm

Book this day to add on £7 tickets to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon immersive Dome Show.

Showing at 7pm & 8.15pm

Friday 22nd December

Early Session, 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Bring the whole family along for an evening of lunar adventure, featuring crafts, dress-up, and FREE screenings of “CAP COM GO!” – don’t forget to quiz our brilliant Explainer team on all things Solstice!

Friday 22nd December – SOLD OUT

Evening Session, 7pm – 9pm

Book this day to add on £7 tickets to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon immersive Dome Show. NOW SOLD OUT.

Showing at 7pm & 8.15pm

Projections 2023: The Compass by Illuminos

Projected on the front of the First Light Pavilion, this breath-taking installation brings to life how we navigate knowledge, and how science can be a compass to guide our curiosity.

We’re thrilled to bring The Compass to Jodrell Bank – a birthplace of so many breakthroughs within astronomy, but also a place where modern science is truly at your fingertips – lighting up the night this Winter Solstice as we reflect on 2023 and look forward to what the next year may bring!