Home Educators Session – Hot Air Balloons

Event Details


Hot Air Balloons use hot air to defy gravity but how? With hands-on tests, explore density and help us take to the sky with a sky lantern. Discuss the pioneers of hot air balloons and see if you can figure out where they went right – and wrong!


This session forms part of our special programme, just for home educated young learners, with weekly sessions of hands-on activities.

This half-term we are Up in the Air and focusing on flight. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes and each week will be based on a different curriculum topic. Overall, topics ranges from ‘Hot Air Balloons’ to ‘Space Flight’ , and lots in between. We will also have some free exploration time on a set of COVID-safe exhibits.

The programme will begin from week commencing on Friday 10th September, starting at 2.30pm and will run for 1 hour and 45 minutes. The programme will consist of 7 sessions.

These would be fully refundable, should we be required to close down again due to the on-going COVID pandemic.


Our COVID-safe protocols are driven by government requirements. We request that our guests continue to use face coverings, hand sanitation, and social distancing. There will also be thorough cleaning between groups visiting the Centre, ventilation and workplace testing for staff.