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 Set aside: 1 hour
 Who is it perfect for:  Under-7s

Calling all young explorers

There’s lots of new things to enjoy including new activities for under 7s - including the Play Zone!

Play Zone 

Let your little ones explore a fascinating world designed just for them. Here they can create make believe meals and entertain in the mini- kitchen and café and learn to recycle everything (it’s never too early to save the planet!) 

There’s light play, a chance to build creations and soft play of course. If you loved the Young Explorers’ Zone, you’ll recognise some old favourites here as well as some new activities. 

Pop-Up Play Stations and Discovery Backpacks

Explore pop-up play areas designed especially for our youngest visitors. Fun, hands-on activities include rocket building, measuring and creating a giant marble run!   

See a rainbow indoors, get to know Planet Earth and listen to some noisy toys with our Discovery Dackpacks. Collect from reception to use throughout your visit.  

The Listen Discovery Backpack for under-4s includes musical instruments and toys that make interesting noises. The Look Discovery Backpack for ages 4+ includes coloured filters and glasses that enable the wearer to see rainbows indoors. The Earth Discovery Backpack for ages 4+ includes items made from natural materials, such as a slice of wood, to help children make connections to Earth and the great outdoors through touch and feel. (Limited availability. £10 refundable deposit required on entry). 


Our monthly pre-school days provide the perfect opportunity for you and your little ones to try new things, make new friends and have lots of hands-on fun.  

Explore the science centre in a baby-and-toddler-friendly environment and enjoy exciting activities that have been developed with children's physical, cognitive and social skills in mind. 

Each session is different, so there’ll be new things to try each time you visit – from storytellers and crafters to artists and musicians – click here to find out details of specific events.

Pre-booking online is strongly recommended. 

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