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Seasonal skating and workshops

Throughout November and December

School child on Life Science Centre's ice rink.

Enjoy a unique school trip at Life!

This festive season, students can enjoy a whirl on our open-air ice rink, and combine it with an exciting winter-themed workshop. 

From just £13.00 per pupil, schools can book a special winter package that consists of a skate on our open-air ice rink plus a science centre visit, with the option to add on a winter-themed curriculum-linked workshop (available for KS1, KS2 and KS3).

School children in Life Science Centre workshop.

Come for a whirl on our open-air rink from November.

Suitable for children of all ages and abilities, recreational ice skating can encourage pupils to explore a variety of winter sports, as well as improve posture and balance.  Plus, Life’s Ice Marshals are on hand to provide assistance to tentative skaters. It’s fun and great exercise too!

Schools can just visit the ice rink, or alternatively combine it with a science centre visit or workshop. There’s also the option to make it extra special by adding a hot chocolate to your festive package.

Host assists school student on Life Science Centre's open-air ice rink.

School workshops

The below winter-themed workshops will be available in November, and then will replace all KS1 – KS3 workshops in December.  KS4 workshops are available throughout and can be booked on their own or with a skating session / science centre visit.

Snowball In Frosty Mittens On The Hands Of A Child.

For Key Stage 1

Super snowstorms

Students will make a chemical snowstorm and then hone their engineering skills to discover how to launch a snowball.

School students on a education workshop at Life.

For Key Stage 2

The winter cookie mystery

Through a series of hands-on experiments, students will identify the mystery ingredients for winter cookies.

For Key Stage 3

State secrets

Students will investigate states of matter with an ice-cool challenge, and be wowed by a ‘sublime’ demonstration.