Family day

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Hands on Family Day 7 May 2022

Inverness Leisure, Bught Park, Noon-4pm

Just drop in, bring all the family to this free event, and investigate the wonderful wide world of science and technology.

Amino acids, immunology and computing all play a part in the magical world of science; delve into the magical world of all things scientific!

Meet experts from the local area and take part in numerous activities. Visit the community stands which show the science behind many different areas of our life.

With over 15 areas, there is fun to be had for all the family.

  • Try out the biomedical ‘coconut’ shy
  • Build a working circuit
  • Look to the skies
  • Build a rocket
  • Try your hand at coding!
  • Play a banana piano
  • Try being an engineer with the huge Meccano kit

Don't forget - all the activities are free!

On Monday 2 May we will upload a link listing the attendees of the family day and a description of what they will be bringing on Saturday 7 May. Come along and visit all the stalls, pick up a Lamppost Scavenger hunt form while you are there, or post your completed forms into the post box. The two winners’ hampers will be available to view on the day.

Our ‘cellular shy’ will be making an appearance on the day, why not try knitting your own versions of the cells.


Six different activities will be released on 30 April, 7 May and 14 May.

Activities which reflect the range of interests of local community groups and partner organisations that are taking part in the 2022 family day. This include how to make a wind powered cart, colour in a penguin, find out if a dinosaur is walking and how to make some silly putty.

Please be aware that while we have tested these activities for child safety, adult supervision is advisable.

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Activities from 30 April

Activities from 30 April

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Activities from 7 May

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Activities from 14 May

Activities from 14 May