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Science Centre day ticket prices valid from 5 September - 25 October 2019

TYPE

Family (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children)

Adult (aged 18+)

Concession (over 60s, students, unwaged)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

DAY

£24

£8

£7

£6

Free

ANNUAL

£94

£39

£32

£21

Free

Science Club Family Field Trip: Harehope Quarry

Special Events

Key info...

Adult £10.00 Child aged 5 - 17 £10.00 Child aged 4 and under £10.00

This event is no longer running

This field trip is only open to current Science Club members.

Set aside: All day
Who is it perfect for: Science Club members 
Adult £10.00 Child aged 5 - 17 £10.00 Child aged 4 and under £10.00
Set aside: All day
Who is it perfect for: Science Club members  
This field trip is only open to current Science Club members.
Event details

Fun for Science Clubbers and their families in the great outdoors!


It’s our 10th Annual Family Field Trip! Bring your whole family along for a day out unlike any other.

This year we’re going to Harehope Quarry in Co. Durham. This former quarry has been transformed into a brilliant place to do some fieldwork. We’ll be looking at the ecology of the pond and river and searching for fossils. And of course there will be plenty of things to make and do.

There’ll also be plenty of the usual science club fun and games all in the great outdoors!


Key information

To come to the field trip you need to book in advance online. Tickets are £10 per person (adults and children). This payment is non-refundable. ​​​​​​​ Spaces are limited so will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Bookings close on Monday 1 July 2019.

The Field Trip is open to Science Club members and their families only. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Parents can bring another Science Club member, but not any siblings of that child.

Reminders for the day

  • Meet outside Life Meetings and Events on Central Parkway in plenty of time to catch the coach which leaves at 9.30am.
  • Wear suitable footwear, and bring wellies for the river dipping.  Dress for the weather but bring warm layers and waterproofs too.
  • Don’t forget hats and sunscreen in case it’s sunny.
  • Bring a packed lunch, drinks and snacks.
  • Cancellations must call 0191 2438210 weekdays or Noel’s mobile 07786332465 on the weekend of the event.
  • Parking is available nearby at Times Square Car Park. Postcode for Sat Nav: NE1 4AD.
  • Do any of your party have any disability related access requirements? Please give details. Much of the nature reserve is wheelchair accessible, but there are a few areas e.g. the river, which are not. If in any doubt please speak to Toni. 
  • Please tell us the ages of any children attending (this should be added to the Additional Comments box before purchasing your tickets)
Terms & Conditions

Your use of and purchase of tickets is governed by the Terms and Conditions as set out on the Life website.

It is your responsibility to check, prior to purchase, that the information you have supplied to us in respect of your online ticket requirements is accurate. We are only responsible for issuing online tickets in accordance with the information you provide. Once purchased, the date for which your ticket has been purchased cannot be changed. Payments for tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are only valid for the date stated upon them. 

On arrival at Life, the following will be required:

  • Appropriate proof of science club membership. You may be asked to pay the full admission price or refused entry in the instance of proof not being available.
  • The name and booking reference number (provided at the time of purchase).


No online ticket may be resold without the prior written consent of Life. If any person attempts to enter Life with a ticket that has been resold without Life’s written consent, Life may refuse entry and no compensation is payable to that person by Life.

 

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