On Saturday the girls and I were invited to Winchester Science Centre to take part in their festive activities. We have visited the centre before so I already knew what a fun day we had in store, with the added promise of Santa the girls just couldn’t wait!
There are three different Christmas related actives you can take part in at the Science centre this year, the girls and I did all three so I am going to talk you through them each individually but you can purchase all inclusive tickets for all of them.
The Elf Trail
Santa’s mischievous elves have been popping clues all around the science centre, its the children’s job to grab a sheet and find the clues! The Elf Trail is all around the main exhibition area so it encourages the children to explore all the exhibitions and get really stuck in.
The girls love exploring the Science Centre; the fact that they get just get stuck in and try everything with no limits to what they can see, touch and try! Seeing my daughters enjoy learning new things is something I just love and they don’t even realise it’s educational they are just having so much fun.
Reindeer Round-up in Space
Next we headed to the planetarium for the Reindeer round up show. It was our first time in the planetarium and we had such a fun time. The elf led show saw us sore around the solar system to round up the missing reindeer! The 360 fulldome screen is just amazing, the kids got so involved with this the Christmasy twist was fab for all the family.
Santa and the Elves Christmas Experience
On to the main experience; we were transported through a port hole to the elf invention studio where we learnt all about the science behind the colours of Christmas. Again it was an interactive activity that got everyone involved. Bella’s confidence has grown loads recently she was straight up to help out with the experiments. It was such a fun way to show the kids the fun side of science.
Next we headed into Santa’s workshop where the girls got to create their own toy using some of the skills they have learnt throughout the show. Santa came in and it was all very exciting, it was nice that he was just walking around and chatting with the kids so it wasn’t to much for the younger ones.
Each child could take home the toy they made and an extra little bag of goodies from Santa!
I loved this way of seeing Santa it was so much more interactive and fun for all the family. I highly recommend the science centre for a day out it really is great fun and the Santa experience only made it more exciting,
I made a little video whilst we were there too, I couldn’t film in the experience but you get the idea. Happy Christmas Everyone!!
*Disclaimer – We were invited to the Science Centre for the purpose of review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.