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Family Fun Zone

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Event schedule details

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 June


Event location details

Prince's Gardens

There is lots for families to enjoy and discover together in the Family Fun Zone.

Try out awesome activities created specially for families with children under 12, while meeting an amazing array of scientists, musicians, engineers, artists, and doctors!

Make music, create artwork, look down a microscope, build models, meet minibeasts or learn a new language through movement and songs. Find out what happens to your brain while you sleep, how surgeons use Virtual Reality, and what the surface of the Sun is really like. Work alongside scientists and engineers, helping them do experiments and explore new ideas. Families with children under five can also drop in for stories, songs and rhymes designed just for little ones.

There will be pop-up fitness, dance and meditation sessions happening throughout the day, as well as fun, family-friendly shows on the Family Stage. With food stalls and green space, the Family Fun Zone is great for a pit stop too!

Families who need a quieter, calmer experience can sign up for our Sunday morning relaxed session.

Visitor information

This is a drop in event. Our Festival Zones are themed spaces packed full of interactive exhibits, live demonstrations and creative workshops. Explore all Festival Zones

This event has step-free access, but paths and grass. 

To attend the Festival, please make sure to register for free. Registering is the only way to receive the latest Festival updates, a first look at the programme, and opportunities to book free tickets for popular events.

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Event categories

  • Family (ages 5+)
  • Family (under 5s)
  • Exhibit
  • Workshop
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