We visited here with our 7 yo daughter not really knowing what to expect but were very pleasantly surprised. She enjoyed all of the exhibits which were all hands on, as did we. The small cafe was good for a coffee or two as we visited on a very cold day and some of the exhibits were outside. They serve toasties, home made soup and light lunches, as well as cakes and ice creams. There were lots of sensory exhibits which our daughter with special needs loved and one where you could email the picture you had made home which is a nice reminder of the day. There is disabled access to the Observatory and lifts available once inside. We would recommend to anyone for a day out and will be going again. They also do bookable full day/half day workshops for those aged 9+ and 6+ respectively such as Rocket to the Moon, Cool Chemistry and Earth and Beyond. Also evening astronomy courses such as Further Astronomy, Star Search and Astrophotography. On some of these courses you get the chance to view through the telescopes, weather permitting. There is also an astronomy festival over 3 days in September where you can camp. More details: www.the-observatory.org.
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