Children can dig their hands into slime as well as the more famous mud on the seafront in Weston-super-Mare later this month.
Places are still available for two ‘Summerslime’ special school summer holiday events being hosted by the resort’s iconic Grand Pier. The first event takes place this Saturday, August 17, and the second is on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26. People interested in taking part are being urged to sign up now before the chance slips through their fingers.
The Science and Slime Workshops have morning and afternoon sessions on both dates (running from 11am until 12.30pm and from 2pm until 3.30pm). The experience starts with a one-hour, fun-filled interactive science show packed with an array of awesome experiments, from fizzing potions and bubbling concoctions to giant smoke rings and many more weird and wacky science tricks.
After being inspired by what they’ve seen, those attending have the chance to truly get their hands dirty, with a 30-minute slime-making workshop at a special creation station, at the end of which they will receive a Professional Slime Maker certificate to take home – together with their very own goo! Parents will be given a link that will enable them to download a PDF containing details of 10 fun-filled science experiments which can be done at home.
While the event is open to children of all ages, it is most suited to those aged between four and 12, and it all takes place in the Pier’s Regency Suite.
Tickets cost £6 for children and £3 for adults; children who are under 80cm tall will be admitted free. The ticket price includes admission to the Grand Pier itself.
The fun-filled events are being delivered by successful children’s entertainment specialists Sublime Science, who secured Prince’s Trust funding and also backing from BBC’s Dragon’s Den, after founder ‘Mad Marc’ famously fired smoke rings at the ‘Dragons’.
Lucy Graham, Group Marketing Manager at the Grand Pier said: “We all know that children love to get their hands messy, so it’s no surprise that tickets have been selling well for these events. But there are still some places available, so if there are any parents out there looking for something a little different to do to entertain their children, this could be the perfect answer.
“As the Sublime Science team says, the event is all about children having real fun doing science, being inspired and entertained (and sneaking in the learning when they’re having too much fun to notice!). And, of course, once they’ve finished with the workshops, those who attend can have even more fun enjoying the wide range of rides and attractions that the Grand Pier has to offer.”
For more information and to book tickets in advance, as well as details of the wide range of other events, activities and attractions available at the Grand Pier all year round, visit www.grandpier.co.uk