Where in the country can you launch a giant rocket, shift half a ton of granite and see an enormous pneumatic dragon all in one day? Cardiff, of course; and all thanks to the incredible science centre that is Techniquest!
The hands-on exhibit centre in the cosmopolitan Cardiff Bay brings a super fun element to science in a way that you and your kids will have never experienced before.
With over 120 interactive exhibits and an exciting schedule of shows and events, your jaws will drop, your minds will boggle, and your imaginations will run riot with what you’ll see and learn.
The place is bursting at the seams with fascinating displays and demonstrations, making it one of the most popular family days out in South Wales.
Make sure you enter the digital planetarium during your visit where you will get the opportunity to experience the stars like never before! These incredible displays usually run at weekends and during school holidays, and there are specific shows designed for younger children and teenagers and adults.
Top Tip # 1: If you’re heading to Techniquest with tots in tow, check out the Toddler Days at Techniquest. Running once a month in term time, Toddler Days offer preschool visitors the chance to join in extra activities such as colouring, crafts and story time, which are all designed to encourage an interest in science.
Top Tip # 2: If you have a family birthday coming up, take a look at the kids’ birthday party package that includes time on the exhibition floor, a show in the Science Theatre, invitations, food and goody bags of treats in a private party area!
With so much to see, do and discover, and even a café and a gift shop on site, there’s not a single reason to leave the building during your day out at Techniquest. But if you do fancy soaking up some Welsh fresh air, then all the beautiful sights of Cardiff Bay are right there on your doorstep!
You will find Techniquest at Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW and all visitors are welcome to take advantage of discounted parking rates with Q-Park. Q-Park operates the Cardiff Bay car park which is just 8 minutes' walk from Techniquest.
For full details on planning your trip, visit www.techniquest.org
Have a fantastic day out!