Family Travel Times

Family Travel Times: February 2011

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Enjoying an educational day out in Winchester


I love family days out, especially ones with an educational theme. I have written about many places in the past, and also asked for suggestions for others.

Now, with the Easter Holidays less than a month away (I know, so soon!) I’ve got a couple more suggestions for you.

We recently went to Winchester where we visited two completely different places. Let me tell you about them.

Our first port of call was the Intech Science Centre and planetarium. I have to say that, as it was half-term, and raining too, the place was completely packed. But despite this, we all enjoyed ourselves. And that’s impressive.

In fact, the whole place is impressive, and packed full of over 100 hands-on science experiments. Each tells you what you’re supposed to do, and explains the science behind it. True, your child may not be that keen on learning all the explanations, but they’re sure to learn something, which can’t hurt. And we parents can brush up on our knowledge too.

I was especially taken by the broad range of experiments in all types of scientific areas, from electronic circuits and the human body, to thermo imaging and a paper plane competition. There are also regular talks and events, including space lectures for adults.

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