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A fun day out whatever the weather!

There’s lots happening this summer at Magna Science Adventure Centre. Make a splash in AQUA-TEK, one of the region’s largest splash parks or race to the finish line on a GIANT Scalextric track! Each week during the summer holidays we’ll be featuring a different hands-on workshop from Slime to Rockets, and Volcanoes to Hot Air Balloons! For a detailed activity timetable see below.


Magna Science Adventure Centre, SCI-TEK & AQUA-TEK

A full day hands-on experience. Ignite imaginations with interactive exhibits and fascinating displays. Explore SCI-TEK, our HUGE outdoor adventure centre and cool-off in the mist, jets and spray of AQUA-TEK, our water splash park.

Open everyday from 10am to 5pm. (AQUA-TEK open 11 - 4:45 subject to weather conditions)

DID YOU KNOW? Pay once for a full day pass at Magna Science Adventure Centre and you can upgrade to a FREE Many Magna Returns Annual Pass to revisit as many times as you like! Click here for more details and prices

Workshops (free with admission to Magna)

w/c 29th July – Slime: Poke it. Squish it. Stretch it. Whatever you do with slime it's always FUN! Magna shares their top secret recipes for making the ‘bestest slimiest slime’.

w/c 5th August – Pop Rockets: Find out how to make mini-rockets with everyday ingredients. 3-2-1 set them off and watch them pop.

w/c 12th August – Kitchen Sink Show: Magna’s own science show takes the children on a journey around the kitchen, and opens up a world of science fun. It's a wet and wonderful place, full of messy materials, and things that go whoosh!

w/c 19th August – Hot Air BalloonsTurn your hand to making a model hot air balloon and test it under our expert guidance.

w/c 26th August – VolcanoesBuild and erupt your own model volcano with some handy homemade resources.

Forge Demonstrations and Steel Tours (free with admission to Magna)

Find out how steel can be shaped and watch a blacksmith at work in our Forge Demonstrations in the Fire Pavilion. Join our free steel tour, led by former steelworkers to explore the heritage of steelmaking.

All shows are subject to change, please check on arrival for daily show times.  

Giant Scalextric Track (small donation fee applies)

Could you be the next Lewis Hamilton? Great fun for kids (and the big-kids!). Show off your driving skills and race your friends and family on Magna’s giant 4-lane Scalextric track this summer.  Endless fun, thrills and spills for all ages.

PLUS we’ve got some great events planned to entertain all ages….

Magna Mayhem (additional entry cost, pre-booking recommended)

Yorkshire’s best indoor inflatable adventure zone is back for the summer holidays from Monday 5th to Friday 9th and Monday 12th to Friday 16th August. Kids can bounce, boing, jump, slide, bop and boogie for a full 75 mins of high adrenaline fun. Our purpose-built indoor world of adventure is a safe environment for children of all ages to let off steam and be active during the school holidays. 

Advance booking is recommended as some sessions do sell out quickly. CLICK HERE for more information and to book tickets.

Borris & Norris Magic Laboratory Show (additional entry cost, pre-booking recommended)

From Tuesday 20th to Friday 23rd August, join us in Magna’s Big Hall for Borris and Norris’ Magic Laboratory, an electrifying, laugh out loud magic show! Come and see what chaos occurs as these two scientists attempt to create magical fun and frolics in their Magic Science Laboratory. CLICK HERE for more information and to book tickets. 

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