Techniquest’s Guide to Christmas Gifts

December 9, 2019

The festive season is well and truly upon us! Tis the season of giving, and we’ve rounded up our top five favourite Christmas gifts this year for all the family – all available under one roof!


  1. The Unique One 

Adopt an Ant 

A great gift for children and adults alike! Adopt an Ant from Techniquest and you’ll receive the chance to name your ant, a certificate, and activity fact sheet about your new insect pal. You could even come and visit your ant at Techniquest!

*We have around 20,000 ants and cannot guarantee you will find yours on the day.


  1. The Fun One 

 Headband Hoop Game

Throw the balls and see if you can get them into the basket… on someone else’s head! A classic game that can be enjoyed by all the family on Christmas Day and beyond.


  1. The One for Adults

Periodic Table Mug

The perfect stocking filler or Secret Santa present for the Science lover in your life! Fill with a hot chocolate sachet and mini marshmallows for the ideal cosy night-in Christmas gift.


  1. The Wacky One 

 Teach Your Dog Welsh

Keep kids entertained for hours with the book that teaches your dog to speak Welsh! A light-hearted, fully illustrated book with 50+ words and phrases to teach your furry friend.

*Also available: Teach Your Cat Welsh


  1. The Big One 

Annual Pass at Techniquest

Love Techniquest as much as we do? Why not buy an annual pass as a gift? It offers excellent value for regular visitors, with unlimited access throughout the year! Other perks include a free Planetarium show every time you visit, 10% off purchases in the Techniquest Shop and discounts on ticketed events and shops at National Museum Wales.


Feeling extra generous this Christmas?

You may not realise, but Techniquest is a charity organisation! We have a mission to embed science in Welsh culture, and do this with support from individuals like yourself. If you feel like donating…

  • £9 could allow three pupils to experience an interactive science workshop for free.
  • £20 could provide transport for our science communicators to visit an underfunded school.
  • £56 would allow two families from disadvantaged communities to enjoy a free day at Techniquest.


Merry Christmas, from Team TQ!


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  •   What is Techniquest?

    Techniquest is an educational charity, with a science centre in Cardiff Bay. Our mission is to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement. We provide a range of services to schools and teachers to complement formal education provision in Wales and work extensively with public audiences.

  •   Where can I park?

    We are pleased to be able to offer all of our visitors discounted parking with Q-Park, our preferred parking partner.

    The Q-Park operates the Cardiff Bay car park in Pierhead Street which is around 8 minutes walk from Techniquest.

    We have agreed a special discount rate for our customers of 15% off all pre-bookings.
    Pre-book and guarantee your space here using the code TECHNI15.

    There are also nearby pay-and-display car parks on Stuart Street and Havannah Street. Please do not park on Havannah Street itself.

    We regret that there is no parking on-site at Techniquest.

  •   Who is it for?

    Techniquest is suitable for all ages! We do have special events for certain groups, however — see Toddler Days and Home Educator days.

  • I have a different question.

    Please see our dedicated FAQ page.

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