Science festival fun for all

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The Pocket Science Festival will be stopping in Billingshurst this summer during it’s tour of Sussex.

Also taking in Brighton, Worthing and Eastbourne before heading back to Brighton for the grand finale, the event is a two-man science mission to spark children’s curiosity with fun and interactive workshops and talks.

Created by science magicians Richard Robinson (director of Brighton Science Festival) and Jonathan Hare (from BBC’s Rough Science), it’s a fantastic afternoon out for the whole family.

It looks like a funfair - and it is a funfair - but each of the attractions has a bit of science to enthral and enthuse young minds.

With a wealth of hands-on activities, this self-contained education roadshop has been roaming Sussex and beyond for the last ten years – fostering learning and co-operation whilst inspiring young people with the everyday wonders of science.

The ever-growing line-up is packed with a whole host of new tricks, demonstrations and games – brand new additions include zip-wire seagull bombing and the opportunity to grow several times your original size or shrink to the size of a pin – alongside old favourites such as the Heath Robinson inspired contraption, the Incredible Machine.

The festival will be at the Billingshurst Centre on Friday September 2, from 11am – 4pm. £3 on the door. Recommended for ages seven – 13 (but all welcome!)

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