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Families – Activities for children of all ages

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Families With Older Children (5+)

Find out more about our shows, demonstrations and special events that are perfect if you’re visiting with older children.
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Families With Young Children

Visiting with young children? Grab a Blanket Bag, Treasure Basket or Power Pack and explore our soft play areas tailor made for tiny tots and toddlers.



School holidays at the Museum of Science and Industry

Every holiday we have an exciting range of special activities, shows, and events especially for families. From retro computer gaming and slimy goo making to drawing with light and joining a circus, there’s always plenty to keep the boredom at bay so keep checking back here for details of the next holiday events.

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Eating and drinking

No family day out is complete without a rest stop. Our Café serves hot drinks, sandwiches, snacks, and sweet treats. You can get any cake plus a hot drink for £3.50 (1pm to 4pm) and Kids’ Bite Bags, five items for £4.50.

For something bigger, head upstairs to our newly refurbished Bistro. With local produce and a seasonal menu, there’s something for everyone including kids’ meal offers from only £7.

Bringing your own food? We have a spacious picnic area in our Air and Space Hall, plus extra seating during school holidays and at weekends in our main building.

Park Avenue parking offer – park all day for £7

If you’re traveling to us by car, you can park at Park Avenue RCP for only £7 when you tell them you’re visiting the Museum of Science and Industry.

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