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Top 8 educational days out for the family (2019-20)

Whether it’s listening to your favourite author or squelching in slime, nothing brings learning to life quite like an educational day out! Below are 8 of the most exciting educational events taking place across the UK throughout this academic year. Don’t forget to make a note of them in your family journal.


Summer of Space, Science Museum (May – September)

Summer of Science, Science Museum

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this free exhibition is a truly out-of-this-world experience and is a must-do educational day out.

Embark on a VR journey through space and attend talks showcasing the exhibition’s most intriguing items.

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Bath Children’s Literature Festival (27th September – 6th October)

The Children’s Literature Festival is a dream come true for book lovers, and is also a great way to introduce more reluctant readers to the joys of reading.

Speakers include Cressida Cowell and Michael Rosen, and lots of workshops will be taking place, including the opportunity to create your very own Shaun the Sheep model.

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Spooky Space, The National Space Centre (throughout October)

Spooky Space, The National Space Centre

For a spook-tacular educational day out, journey to the dark side of the moon this Halloween with the National Space Centre.

Learn about the dangerous conditions on the moon, watch a show in the planetarium and even make your own slime!

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Christmas Lectures, The Royal Institution (throughout December)

For a festive educational treat, why not attend a Christmas Lecture at The Royal Institution?

There are lots of talks for families, including a lecture on the science behind Christmas.

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Oxford Maths Festival (15th – 16th February 2020)

Oxford Maths Festival, Oxford Mathematics

Bring your family to Oxford for a fun weekend of maths!

There will be lots of interactive drop-in events, perfect for all ages.

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The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair (11th – 14th March 2020)

The Big Bang Fair is a fantastic way to bring science, maths and engineering to life.

Highlights include cooking with a robotic chef and exploring the human body – and best of all, it’s free!

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Norwich Games Festival (dates TBC)

Norwich Games Festival

For young techies, the Norwich Games Festival provides a great introduction to coding and game technology.

Play retro games and discover how video games are made.

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Chalke Valley History Festival (22nd – 28th June 2020)

The Chalke Valley History Festival is a dream come true for young historians!

With live reenactments, talks and more, the festival brings history to life quite unlike anything else.

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