Giant Easter egg hunt at Magna

15 March 2013

Families can hunt for giant steel Easter eggs during the school holidays at Magna Science Adventure Centre.

The tourist attraction, which saw visitor numbers up at half-term, has organised an Easter egg hunt and a series of workshops over the holidays designed to be both fun and educational.

There is also an opportunity to handle giant creepy crawlies like tarantulas and snakes during a visit by experts from Animals In-Tuition. And the more adventurous can ride down a zip wire at 25mph and a height of 75ft.

Magna’s visitor services manager Richard Smith said:  “Children and families can have great fun, but we aim to make it educational as well and encourage their interest in science and how things work.”

“Our visitor numbers were up 20 per cent during the February half-term and we hope these extra activities will attract even more people.”

Housed in a former steelworks in Sheffield Road, Templeborough, near the M1, Magna has more than 100 hands-on exhibits designed to explore the four elements of air, water, earth and fire. It also hosts regular school trips and hosts business and social events.

Magna’s Aqua-Tek play area - one of UK’s largest outdoor water play areas – will be open from March 29. The water attraction is alongside the main Sci-Tek adventure play area which features trampoline nets, spinning bowls, tilted roundabouts, twisted slides as well as rockets and castles.

Entry to the workshops and zip wire is for a fee and they are open to visitors who have general admission tickets. Tickets can be bought on arrival at Magna. 

Magna also offers daily guided steel tours to explain the steel making process and show what life was life for steel workers.

Full day tickets include entry to the indoor attraction as well as both the Sci-Tek and Aqua-Tek outdoor play areas, or families can pay to just visit the outdoor play areas. All full tickets include a further 12 months’ free entry.

For more details and times of events and workshops visit or call 01709 720002.


Photographers are welcome to attend any of the events. Media contact at Magna: Warren Hewett on 01709 723139 or at

Additional media contacts: Kate Betts on 01226 766900 or 07792 764891 or at or Steph Pollard at

The Templeborough steelworks were built during World War One and shut in 1993. They remained derelict until being transformed into an award-winning visitor attraction in 2001. 


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