After the success of our 2015 and 2016 Astonishing Family Science Weekends, this year we've introduced the Butlin's Science Zone to our three resorts to bring alive the idea of fun science. 

A giant inflatable dome landed at Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness at the beginning of this year and will remain on our resorts during all school holiday breaks throughout 2017, excluding Christmas breaks. Ideal for children aged 8+, our Science Zones are perfect for the whole family to learn about science and get hands-on with some really cool and fun experiments.

At our Science Zone you'll get the chance to learn from and work with our headline partners the Royal Institution and L’Oréal UK & Ireland, Brainiac and the National Space Centre, also in association with Bletchley Park.

Drop-in workshops:


Make your own bath bomb
The Royal Institution and L’Oréal UK & Ireland will be around to show you the science of 'fizz' and how to make your own bath bomb which you can take home and use.

Buzz Wire Challenge
Guide the loop around the course without touching the sides.

Table Top Curiosities
Interact with curious objects, from mind puzzles to optical illusions.

Bookable Workshops:


Great Rocket Challenge
Working with the National Space Centre, your family will be able to work together to design and build a rocket. First, you'll need to select your materials, then you'll need to design and build it, then finally launching the rocket towards the moon against other family rockets. May the best rocket win! Book your place for this session at one of our booking points around resort.


Do I have to pay?
Our Science Zone is included in the price of your break.

When's it on?
Get involved in hands-on experiments in our Science Zone on all school holiday breaks in 2017. Excluding Christmas breaks.

Do I need to book?
You'll need to book ahead for the Great Rocket Challenge which you can do so at any of our on-resort booking points. The rest of the workshops are freeflow so there's no need to book.

Where will it be?
The Science Zone will be held in an inflatable dome inside each resort.

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