Cheltenham Science Centre




  • All the family
  • School age






Cheltenham Science Centre is a great place for families to get hands-on with all sorts of easy-to-access science experiments together. 

During the 2022 Easter holidays, we are delighted to be hosting a local STEM volunteer on Wednesday 13th April. She will be bring activities suitable for 7-11 year olds: Turing Tumbles, Spheros and Probots. Due to funding from CyberFirstSchools, this event will be free and priority is being given to those families that need Free School Meals. Any remaining tickets will be available to book from 7am on Monday 4th April. You will need to book one free ticket per member of your group (adults and children).

For our other events, you will need to purchase one group ticket (£7.50 + 50p booking fee) in the usual way. There will be three sessions a day on Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th April:

  • 9:30-11:00 - LEGO WeDo: follow pictorial instructions to build and code solutions to problems with Lego (recommended age: 4+).

  • 10:30-1:00- ozobots: draw lines with pens to programme how our robots move (recommended age: 7+).

  • 2:00-3:30 - catapults: build a tower and then design a catapult to knock it down again! (recommended age: 4+)


At each session, you will also be able to explore most of our exhibits. This includes our vertical wind tunnel, the digital microscope and our infra-red camera. 

Sessions are limited to 90 minutes to allow us to clear away and set up for the next session’s activities.

Find out information about how Cheltenham Science Centre is taking measures to protect their volunteers and visitors here

The car park near by costs 30p per hour, Cheltenham Science Centre is accessible to pushchairs. Stay up to date with the latest events on at Cheltenham Science Centre by following their Facebook page.

Some reviews from Facebook:

"We spent nearly 2 hours in the new venue today and I had to drag my girls away! Loads of fun experiments in a friendly environment – it’s a great way of encouraging the scientists of the future. We can’t wait until our next visit.” Rachel Miles

"Brilliant day out. Fun for the kids and the parents learn lots too…. I was surprised how much my 2 & 4 year olds already knew AND how much they picked up in such a short space of time. Fantastic!” Lisa Dawson-Stevens

"What a brilliant local gem. We’ll definitely be buying a family annual pass. Thanks for a great afternoon.” Kelly Davies

"We have had a lot of fun every time we visit, my boys love it as do my childminded children, all ages get something out of it (age range 2-10 years) and are always asking to go back.” Faye Brierley