Street Festivals with a flavour of science.

Wrexham’s streets come alive each month with the regular street festivals which are organised by the Wrexham town centre partnership on the last Saturday of each month. Techniquest Glyndŵr supports the festivals by opening up the doors to the building which they hope will eventually be their future home between Henblas Square and Chester Street, the former TJ Hughes Wrexham store.

The Family Fun Science Days happen on the following dates:

Saturday 28th July 2018
11am – 4.30pm
Wednesday August 1st 2018
Wrexham Play Day
11am – 4.30pm
Saturday 25th August 2018
11am – 4.30pm
Saturday 29th September 2018
11am – 4.30pm
Saturday 27th October 2018
11am – 4.30pm

Visitors can take part in a lively variety of science themed activities taking advantage of the generous space offered by the whole of the ground floor of the former TJ Hughes building in the town centre.

One of the more popular activities for visitors is to take part in the continuous programme of StarDome shows which are presented in a continuous programme of shows in the science centre’s very own portable planetarium which is set up for each of the days.

Staff from Techniquest Glyndŵr also provided a selection of other science activities for visitors to take part in, various science busking and circus tricks and a small selection of the 65+ science exhibits brought from the main centre on Wrexham Glyndŵr University Campus especially for the event.

 

 

“Diddy Car Races” for three age groups of children are being held throughout each of the days on a specially cordoned off course which takes advantage of the smooth surfaced walkways around the ground floor of the building – with a leaderboard showing the fastest times for the children taking part, the races provide a fun prizewinning competition for children to take part in.

 

 

 

 

Other stalls at the events included local craft orientated small businesses,  local community groups providing hands-on activities for visitors and the very popular local fudge makers,

Little Fudge Box selling their hand made high quality confectionery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cardboard construction zone is set up to make use of quantities of large cardboard boxes which had previously been used to contain goods ordered for the science centre. It attracts lots of budding young architects to design and build small person-sized dens and various other imaginative structures which can be climbed into.

 

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