Fab activities for the month ahead for the family
Cambridge Science Festival for families
As always, the Cambridge Science Festival is serving up a dazzling choice of events for curious minds old and young. Picks for kids include Science Sunday at the Cambridge Science Centre: a day of hands-on, non-stop workshops where the whole family can make and take away some amazing bits of science and engineering (18 March).
Battle it out at the family retro gaming night at the Centre for Computing History (24 March), or join Dr Peter Wother for It’s A Gas!, a demo lecture at the Department of Chemistry which will investigate the gases in our atmosphere in a VERY explosive fashion.
There’s also a ‘sense safari’ at the Botanic Garden, a look at why there are no dragons with zoologist Dr Matt Wilkinson, plus interactive illusions at a ‘fantascientific’ magic show to enjoy – visit the Science Festival website for the full programme and to book.
25 March Reach for the Stars
Go on an out of this world adventure with your little ones this month when the award-winning Wardrobe Ensemble brings its show Star Seekers to Cambridge Junction. A journey through space, this wonder-filled theatre experience explores the majesty of the solar system, shooting stars and planets and asks one of the biggest questions of them all: what do astronauts really have for dinner?!
Join the fun on 25 March, with shows at 11.30am and 2.30pm – there’s also a hands-on, space-themed craft session before each of the shows hosted by artist Sophie Cullinan. Tickets are £6 for children and £10 for adults.
24 March to 15 April Find the Bunnies
What could be better than exploring the Botanic Garden with the potential reward of finding a chocolate bunny? This Easter, see if you can discover where the Lindt gold bunny is hiding, by uncovering clues to complete a trail and receive a delicious treat. From 24 March until 15 April. No extra charge, usual admission only.
20 to 24 March The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book has enchanted children for generations and Rudyard Kipling’s classic comes to Cambridge Arts Theatre in an adaptation by Olivier Award-winning Jessica Swale.
Watch Mowgli learn the law of the jungle as he outwits Shere Khan with the help of animal friends Bagheera and Baloo.
Performances are 20 to 24 March, with tickets £18 for children and from £20 for adults.