Science Discovery Day set to blast off in South Derbyshire

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Science is set to be brought to life in inspiring, imaginative and ingenious ways at a National Forest tourist attraction.

Budding Einsteins can conduct experiments and enjoy a voyage of discovery at Rosliston Forestry Centre on Saturday, October 13.

The fun, family friendly day, taking place between 10.30am and 4pm, always proves popular and draws in the crowds.

Members of Rosliston Astronomy Group will be on hand with telescopes to answer questions and help people learn about the weird and wonderful outer space.

A team of volunteers from Rolls-Royce is also offering visitors the opportunity to try hands on rocket science and to learn how wind turbines work.

Kate Allies, Environmental Education Project Manager for South Derbyshire District Council, which is organising the extravaganza, said:

“Our Science Discovery Days have proved really memorable occasions in the past and we always learn something new.

“We look forward to welcoming our Rolls-Royce experts once again, who never fail to make science engaging and entertaining.

“It’s all about having fun in a relaxed, informal setting and finding out about how science applies to our everyday lives.”

The event is suitable for all ages and admission is free, with a small charge for parking and some activities.

For further information on Science Discovery Day please contact the Environmental Education Project team by telephoning 01283 535039 or emailing

5 October 2018