Easter eggs-travaganza at Magna

24th March 2017

Families are invited to an eggs-travaganza of workshops and tours at Magna Science Adventure Centre during the Easter holidays.

Visitors can enjoy the wide range of activities and entertainment on offer from April 8th to 23rd. The popular Kitchen Sink workshop returns and will provide plenty of scientific excitement with the performance of hair-raising, hands-on experiments. Those with a keen interest in history can find out about the heritage of the Templeborough steelworks on a guided tour with an ex-steelworker. Families can also watch one of the blacksmiths get to work and discover more about the steel making process. Stuart Ballard, education director at Magna, said: "We love the Easter holidays here at Magna, and we're always really excited to welcome families through the door. "We've got a number of exciting demonstrations and workshops lined up that I'm sure will provide plenty of fun for both children and parents. "Not only will the children have the chance to go wild with the range of fun-based activities we offer, but they'll also be learning and becoming interested in the world of science." Magna is housed in the former Templeborough steelworks. At one time the steelworks, which were a mile long, were said to be Europe's largest. There were 14 open-hearth furnaces and 14 chimneys, which were replaced in the 1960s with electric arc furnaces. One of the arc furnaces is now a giant pyrotechnic display in the visitor centre called the Big Melt. As well as the Big Melt there are more than 100 hands-on exhibits designed to explore the four elements of air, water, earth, and fire. Magna also hosts regular school visits and business and social events. The Kitchen Sink workshop, guided tour and forge demonstrations are all included within entry to Magna. For more information please visit www.visitmagna.co.uk. Featured image: Stuart Ballard - Education Director at Magna.

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