York Festival of Ideas sparks children’s imaginations
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York Festival of Ideas promises to spark children’s imaginations with FREE hands-on activities, workshops and talks, both in person and online. Discover why volcanoes erupt, make a brain hat, explore nature in our cities, experiment with bubbles, and try your hand at origami – plus much, much more!
The Festival runs from 8 to 20 June 2021 under the banner of Infinite Horizons. Not to be missed is a special anniversary event on Monday 7 June featuring a reading of A Song of Gladness by children’s author Michael Morpurgo, as well as family-friendly talks on spaceflight and the science of Harry Potter.
The fun starts at the beginning of May with a whole host of family events leading up to the Festival in June.
Steam into Summer (National Railway Museum)
Michael Morpurgo (York Festival of Ideas)
In-person activities and events include:
Pick up a map and find out more about York and its incredible people as you follow the Trailblazing York walking trail (1 May to 20 June)
Expect live demonstrations, history and humour on a science tour of York (5, 6, 12 and 13 June)
Find out how the brain works, discover how chemists have brought colour to our lives and create your own mini beasts at fun-filled interactive events held in a Teepee! (12 and 13 June)
Online activities and events include:
Get creative and enjoy hands-on activities including making a brain hat, experimenting with bubbles and creating origami characters. Activities are accompanied by video explanations and downloadable worksheets (from 17 May onwards)
Ask experts your questions live through a Q&A forum on topics ranging from beekeeping to psychology to the stars (31 May to 4 June)
Steam into Summer with an online interactive workshop with the National Railway Museum (2 and 4 June)
Enjoy a reading of A Song of Gladness with author Michael Morpurgo (7 June)
Grab your space suit and jump aboard for an astronautical adventure online (8 June)
Go behind the magic of Harry Potter and discover the fascinating links between magic and science in the boy wizard’s world (15 June)
To find out more about these and other family events, check out Bags of Creativity on the York Festival of Ideas website at yorkfestivalofideas.com.