Family Encounters

Family Encounters

Family festival goers can discover a world of wonder in our intergalatic key family areas which are packed full of cool science shows, hands-on activities, amazing animations, a dazzling array of surprising tricks, science superheroes and weird brain illusions - all designed for the young and young at heart!

The Star Field - Discuss and explore the latest discoveries with our very own festival scientists in a series of tents and stalls packed with scientific displays, games and interactive experiments.

The Space Pavilion- Enjoy high energy interactive shows and catch dazzling science demostrations!

Mission Control - The exhibition area will bring to life a collection of artefacts and models on display, ready to inspire all ages!

The Arboretum - Enjoy the fresh air, and a sumptuous picnic while the children run free in our kids play area and become the next Jedi in our brand new Star Wars Light Saber training camp.

The Lovell Stage
Mission Control
Space Pavilion
Star Pavilion
Close Encounters
The Star Field
Katena Luminarium - Architects of Air
The G'Astronomy Village
Micro Brewing & Real Ale Festival
The Arboretum
Family Encounters
The Outer Space
  • Ovo
  • Ticketline
  • Arts
  • Manchester
  • Attitude is Everything
  • Higgidy