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We are open 7 days a week (except 24–26 December). See the Visit page for more info.

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Building Blocks

Challenge yourself this February half term with free family-friendly activities using different types of building blocks.

Locomotion is open every day from Saturday 17 to Sunday 25 February for the half-term holiday.

Alongside railway objects big and small on display in Main Hall, you’ll find a range of self-led construction challenges:

  • What structures can you make using wooden cubes and lollipop sticks?
  • Who can build the tallest tower using paper plates and cups?
  • Get creative with our large construction bricks

LEGO Workshops

Monday 19, Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 February

Join Bricks McGee for brick-building sessions featuring a range of fun challenges. 

Please note Bricks McGee sessions are free but places are limited, on a first come first served basis—please ask at the Welcome Desk on arrival.

Big Science shows

Thursday 22 and Friday 23 February

The world around us is built from a fascinating set of blocks called 'science'. Join Big Science UK for fun, inspirational experiments!

Workshops are free to attend but places are limited, on a first come first served basis—please ask at the Welcome Desk on arrival.

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