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Join us for some half-term family fun at The Grand Arcade, Cambridge.

We will be exploring the seasonal changes as we move into Spring and discovering why it is the perfect season for growth and new life through our shows and activities.

Our hands-on, interactive exhibits will be available for you to investigate and learn more about the incredible world of engineering.

Free entry

Today’s shows:

11.30am  Built for speed

How do we build machines? What makes them work and what makes them go fast? Why are some machines faster than others and how do we build machines for speed?
Today, we will be looking at how machines work and why some are faster than others. You can build your very own machine out of recycled materials.
2.30pm  Spring into life
It’s Spring! But what does that mean? In this fun show find out why days get longer, why it starts to warm up, and why animals have their young in Spring. Build an egg and discover out why they’re so important. See which animals are the “springy-est” and can jump the furthest – can you jump further than an Elephant? Wait and see!
Make something a little different with our activities today!

12.30pm Cress heads

Find out more about “going green” and help the environment by growing your own food and using recycled materials – at the same time! Who knows, you might find you have “green fingers” too!

3.30pm  Feed the birds

Transform an old plastic bottle into a fabulous bird feeder for your garden! All materials provided, although if you can bring pop bottle with you – even better! Suitable for all ages, although seed mix may contain traces of nuts.