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Join us for our SEND Day!
Friday 27th September 2024

Magna Science Adventure Centre is in an incredible hands-on environment with unique learning opportunities! Come and explore the history of steel making and the wonders of the four elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air.  

This day is a fantastic opportunity for SEND children, adults and SEND school groups to visit Magna. All our staff onsite will be dedicated to engaging with SEND visitors. Our additional activities (included in the price) will be aimed at visitors aged 4+.

Book your tickets HERE

  • £9 for all visitors aged 4+
  • £4.50 per child aged 2-3
  • Children aged under 2 years FREE
  • 121 carers are free (please bring valid ID, PIP or DLA letter)
  • These tickets are only valid for the event date.

  • Discovery time around Magna attraction, including over 100 hands-on exhibits.
  • The Big Melt Show: ‘E’ furnace, one of the original electric arc furnaces, is brought to life with light, sound and special effects.
  • Access to our outside play area – Sci-Tek.
  • Drop-in activities.
  • Sensory STEM room.
  • Parking: We have space for over two hundred cars including disabled parking.

  • Our sensory room is full of STEM learning play equipment and open all day; drop in whenever you like. Please be mindful of other visitors.
  • We also have two drop in rooms: (TBC)
  • These activities are included in your admission fee. If an activity is busy you may have to come back at a later time.

  • Magna has a fantastic café that will be open and ready to serve during your visit. Find the Re-fuel Café in the Red Hall.
  • Please inform a member of the café team of any allergies or intolerances.
  • You are welcome to bring a packed lunch. There will be a packed lunch area available, or you are welcome to eat in the park outside.
  • If visiting in a group of 10 or more we can provide a grab bag at £5.50 each. Please pre-order at least 3 weeks in advance by emailing

  • Annual passes cannot be used to book onto the SEND days.
    Visitors are more than welcome to use their annual passes on any of our “normal” days during term time or the holidays. (Please check our website for opening times).
  • If you would like an annual pass, you need to purchase a full price ticket on your next visit.

  • Our drop-in activities will be aimed at children aged 4+.
  • Children of different ages will also enjoy a visit to Magna, with our 4 interactive pavilions and outside play area.
  • Please note, all children (aged 0-16) must be supervised at all times during their visit to Magna
  • We ask that you please be aware that our drop-in activity rooms and sensory area are available to visitors of all ages.

  • No, everyone visiting Magna on this day will have purchased SEND day tickets.

  • All bookings should be made on our *book now* page – online here:
  • If you have any queries, please contact us by email at or by phone 01709 720 002

  • Magna is a cashless venue. We only accept card payments for admission and in the café.
  • We will except cash in the shop on the SEND day only, as we know children & adults may want to spend pocket money here.
  • Alternatively, if you are visiting in a group of 10 or more you can pre-order Magna souvenir bags by emailing

  • We will not be able to provide refunds for this event.
  • Tickets purchased for this event cannot be transferred to another date.

  • Magna opens at 10am.
  • You are welcome to arrive at any time, with last entry at 2pm. We close at 3pm.
  • Please come to the front desk to redeem your tickets.

  • All belongings should be taken around the attraction with you as we are unable to provide a space to store them.
  • Please ask if you need any first aid equipment storing.
  • Magna is a coats-on experience. Please wear clothes suitable for outside temperatures.

  • At Magna Science Adventure Centre, we want everyone to have an enjoyable visit and learn about science, technology, and the history of steelmaking.
  • All of Magna is wheelchair accessible.
  • We also have a changing place.
  • Visitors with autism and other conditions, who may be hyper sensitive to sensory input, please see our accessibility guide which can be found here:
  • You can also find a SEND walk through video here:
  • We will also have a quiet room available during this event. If you think you will need this, ask at the front desk and they will advise you where this is located.
  • Our BIG MELT SHOW will be running at a reduced schedule.

If you have any further questions bout your visit, please email