Family Fun zone

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Event schedule details

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June


Event location details

Princes Gardens

Imperial College London

Meet scientists, engineers, artists and inventors and try out awesome activities especially created for families with children under 12 in the Family Fun zone.

Make an amazing artwork, discover how powerful your jump is, build a tower, marvel at minibeasts, chill out with a story, spin the wheel, hook a duck - there’s lots for families to enjoy and discover together.

Roll up, roll up and try the Nuclear Energy Futures funfair games! You might be surprised what you can find out about the future of energy from a coconut shy.

Discover the wonders of materials and test them to their limits. Design and build an earthquake-proof building. Will it stand up to the earthquake simulator? Make friends with worms, and become an urban wildlife explorer. Meet a toy inventor and try out their invention for yourself. And do you know what a tiger toilet is? This is the place to find out!

Families with children under five can join pop-up storytelling with engineers who have tales to tell about a chocolate factory, a seal with incredible whiskers and a grumpy tortoise. There are food stalls and green space, so the Family Fun zone is great for a pit stop too.

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Visitor information

This is a drop in event. To plan your visit, you can download a copy of the timed events schedule and map (pdf) or see the printed programme (pdf).

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 with 7+
  • Family with under 7s
  • Exhibit
  • Performance
  • Workshop
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