MakeFest 2019 at the Science and Industry Museum

The family ‘making and doing’ festival returns to Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum and invites parents, guardians and kids to find their inner inventor.

No Half Term is complete without a trip to the Science and Industry Museum, we love to visit as a family. There’s always something new to discover…..

After its roaring success last year, the popular family making and tinkering weekend, MakeFest, will be returning to Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum this May half term.

The hands-on experiences will be continue throughout the school break, with the launch of Tinkertastic, a holiday programme full of innovation, DIY and try it yourself activities!

MakeFest (weekend of the 25th and 26th May) will be taking over the museum for a weekend of tinkering, testing, coding and creating, all supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious scheme – an awards scheme that supports and funds the most creative and impactful projects that engage the public with engineers and engineering, and the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Featuring dozens of DIY tasks, mums, dads, children and grandparents can all enjoy working together and getting hands-on with a plethora of exciting activities hosted by an array of engineers, hackers, coders, makers, artists and scientists from all over the North West and beyond.

From driving a buggy across a moonscape and telling stories with recycled wood creations to making a mini version of a massive geodome and turning colour into music, MakeFest visitors will discover their inner inventor with plenty of family fun and a give-it-a-go attitude.

Tinkertastic will run right through the half term until June 2nd. Families will have the opportunity to make, try, experiment and discover hidden talents as the museum showcases the best global innovations that have been invented through DIY, tinkering and making!

There will also be daily special Science Showdown shows, drop in sessions and workshops including Making Machines and Build a Band. More details can be found here.