Thursday, July 25, 2024

Free Discover day to help kids become ‘Marvellous Makers’

Discover, the latest in North Lincolnshire Council’s series of fantastic free family events is back on Saturday 6 July, 11am to 4pm.

This year’s event, held in and around Queen Elizabeth Gardens in Scunthorpe’s Church Square, will launch the 2024 Summer Reading Challenge – Marvellous Makers.

The year’s theme is designed to get youngsters involved in creative experiences, firing up their minds, increasing confidence and inspiring them to tell their own stories, and think about future skills and careers.

There will be dozens of events, exhibits and hands-on activities designed to get five to 13-year-olds playing, participating and thinking.

Wannabe artists can unleash their creativity by helping create enormous action paintings while a madcap Alice in Wonderland walkabout show will keep visitors entertained.

Rhubarb Theatre will be putting on three 30-minute productions in Church Square.

Scunthorpe Central will be signing youngsters up to the Summer Reading Challenge on the day, and the library will be hosting lots of reading activities, including live storytelling, a quiet space, a School of Beatbox workshop, an author discussion, and activities from Study United.

There will be a teen zone featuring an escape room.

The Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire will be opening their doors with exciting science experiments and hands-on activities, including a Harry Potter potion workshop with Lab Rascals and children’s book illustrator Yen Ip, who will be hosting a live drawing activity.

Other activities include guessing what criminals would wear which shoes, a Q&A session with local company Know Media, how to give your dog a health check – and much more.

20-21 Visual Arts Centre will be encouraging children to get creative with activities to unleash their imaginations, including Fabric Lenny, who will be making pieces of art around the centre.

Other creative activities include a polymer art event, a Discover Denim drop-in fashion session, felting and rag-wreath making.

All the usual Discover favourites will be in Church Square, including Humberside Police; Waste Services with a 26 tonne bin lorry; the Fostering team with crafts; NL Families; the Dancing Tiger Scrap Store with a recycled material workshop and the Road Safety team.

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