Magna to kick-start summer with re-opening of Aqua-Tek

9 May 2017

Magna will signal the start of the summer months when it re-opens the popular Aqua-Tek outdoor play area this half term.

Children of all ages can create a splash with the range of water-based activities Aqua-Tek offers, including hidden spray, mist and jets of water.

Aqua-Tek is one of the UK’s largest outdoor water play areas and will re-open on Saturday 27th May until 4th June.

In addition, visitors will be able to explore the Sci-Tek adventure play area, which features trampoline nets, spinning bowls, tilted roundabouts, twisted slides as well as rockets and castles.

If the sun doesn’t shine, a wide range of indoor workshops and tours will also run throughout the holidays.

Stuart Ballard, education manager at Magna, said: “Aqua-Tek is a real favourite with the younger visitors. Children love to go wild and the added attraction of getting wet makes it even more appealing. Our Sci-Tek play area also presents a perfect opportunity for the kids to have a blast, while learning and becoming more interested in the world of science – although they don’t always realise it.”

Throughout the holidays, families can go on a guided tour with an ex-steel worker and find out about the history and heritage of the old Templeborough steelworks. Or they can watch a forge demonstration to see a blacksmith at work and learn how steel was made. Visitors can also get excited by Magna’s Rocket Show, where they will find out more about homemade rockets and how they work.

Stuart said: “We can’t always rely on the weather being fine, so it’s great that we’re also able to run several indoor activities.

“Our tours and demonstrations are fit for all the family, including our Rocket Show, which will see rockets filled with fuel, fizz, water or air, all set off with a whoosh!”

Magna, which is housed in the former Templeborough steelworks, has more than 100 hands-on exhibits designed to explore the four elements of air, water, earth and fire.

All activities at Magna are free with admission. For more information and full event listings, go to or call 01709 720 002.


Notes to editor

Attached photograph shows the Aqua-Tek outdoor water play park at Magna.

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