Gooey goings-on at Magna this Easter

20 March 2012

Children can make a mess in the spirit of science by creating their own slime and ‘egg splat’ during Easter activities at Magna Science Adventure Centre.
The Rotherham attraction has organised a series of workshops over the school 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.
Magna’s chief executive Matthew Beck said: “The idea is for youngsters to have a great time getting their hands messy but, in the process, we aim to encourage their interest in science and how things work.
“We hope that families will come along and enjoy these special activities, as well as everything else that makes Magna such a unique place.”    
Housed in a former steelworks in Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Magna offers families a variety of games, activities and displays.
Its four pavilions are on a theme of earth, air, fire and water, and visitors can also see the works’ original arc furnace brought back to life through dramatic special effects.
Magna’s Aqua-Tek play area - one of UK’s largest outdoor water play areas – will also be open from March 31.
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.
‘Egg splat’ workshops run April 2-6 at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Slime-making is part of the ‘Kitchen Sink Show’ workshop which takes children on a journey around the materials and objects of everyday life. Workshops run at 11.30am and 2pm every day April 9-13. 
Mags Hudson, from Animals In-tuition will be running sessions between 10am and 3.30pm on April 11 and bringing a variety of animals, from Easter chicks and bunnies to snakes and spiders.  
Entry to the workshops is for a small fee and they are open to visitors who have general admission tickets. Tickets can be bought on arrival at Magna. 
Throughout the Easter holidays, children can also take part in a giant Easter egg trail. 
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 information, visit or call 01709 720002.
Photographers are welcome to attend any of the events.
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