Northwich hosts half-term ‘Amazed by Science’ events over May half term holiday

Northwich  will be the setting for some fun science activities during half-term as part of Marketing Cheshire’s county-wide ‘Amazed by Science’ week (27 May – 4 June). Award-winning heritage sites, the Anderton Boat Lift and the Lion Salt Works Museum, both located near Northwich are offering children the chance to become a mad scientist and to learn about fun engineering experiments with cranes and lifts.

30-31 May Lion Salt Works Museum – Become a mad scientist!

Embrace your inner Mad Scientist and help us celebrate the Amazed by Science Festival. Excitement, intrigue and lots of fascinating experiments guaranteed.

Drop in activity – 10.30am – 1pm, 2 – 4.30pm. Suitable for children of all ages. Suggested donation of £1.50. For more information call 01606 275040

Free parking. Free access to large industrially-themed playground, butterfly garden, shop and cafe. Winner of seven awards since re=opening after a four-year £10m restoration in 2015. Last year, it won one of the UK’s most prestigious heritage award (Heritage Project 2016) from the National Lottery after a public vote.

31 May Anderton Boat Lift – Engineering Experiments with Cranes and Lifts

Learn all about canal cranes and experiment with gears by having a go at building a working mini crane. Understand how hydraulics work by experimenting using our kits, which will help you see the amazing power of hydraulics and understand the principles behind the Anderton Boat Lift.

Wednesday 31 May, 11am – 3pm Drop In. Suitable for children aged 5-16 years old. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. For more information

This activity has been developed in partnership with Rolls Royce, and delivered by the Canal & River Trust. For more information call 01606 786 777. In January 2017, the Anderton Boat Lift won VisitEngland’s ‘Best Told Story’ accolade in recognition of its unique story-telling experience.

Amazed by Science’ is a successful half-term programme of activities run across Cheshire that captures children’s imagination and excites families about science in Cheshire. Now in its fourth year (started in 2014) this pan-Cheshire Science festival was developed by Marketing Cheshire and the University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Discovery. The aim of ‘Amazed by Science’ is to promote and celebrate science, technology and engineering throughout Cheshire.

Other places hosting activities for the ‘Amazed by Science Fesival include Jodrell Bank, Norton Priory, Tatton Park, Chester Zoo and Catalyst.


Photo Jason Lock