Spring Family Fun at Science and Industry Museum

Part of our Families guide

Debbie Cowley, Families Editor
Child playing at a table with an adult stood over them - part of Spring Family Fun
Image courtesy of Science and Industry Museum

Spring Family Fun at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield, 4–19 April 2020, free entry - Find Out More

Easter holidays are on the way and that means one thing in Manchester (no, not just too much chocolate) – spring family fun! As always you’re guaranteed some half term fun at the Science and Industry Museum and this holiday is no exception with a host of engineering themed activities planned, which will let children play, learn and build.

Inspire the engineers of the future with a chance to meet three of Manchester’s finest engineers in a brand-new interactive, Science Showdown. Every afternoon throughout the Easter holidays the museum’s Explainers will be on hand with real life engineers to show you their work and bring it to life through fun demonstrations.

There’s also a chance to become a soapy scientist with some chemical engineering. Get creative making your own bar of squidgy soap to take home. If construction is more your thing, then take on the building challenge… Work together to plan, design and build your own construction.

Child with orange ruck sack - part of spring family fun
Image courtesy of Science and Industry Museum

For all those toddling engineers you can borrow a free Construction Pack to measure, bang and hammer your way through the museum. There’s also a new Makaton-friendly adventure for little ones, allowing them to take their first steps in designing and building.

If all this construction is too much then relax in the Living Room (8th – 15th April only). A space where you can chill out, read some books and try some hands on challenges.

After a long winter we’re all ready for some spring family fun and there’s no better place for it. From computer coding to building Manchester’s next sky scraper, discover the wonderful world of engineering at the Science and Industry Museum this Easter.

Spring Family Fun at Science and Industry Museum, Castlefield

4–19 April 2020
Free entry

Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.

Here’s our guide to supporting organisations in Manchester and the North.

Please note – many of the venues on our site will be closed and events either postponed or cancelled. Please check the venue website for details.