Techniquest

Techniquest’s learning and fun Toddler days return

Techniquest’s season of Toddler Days is returning this October after a short summer break.

Based in Cardiff Bay, the science discovery centre opens its doors to parents and toddlers during term time to prioritise instructive play. The sessions will take place one day a month from October 2017 through to July 2018.

The events allow preschool children to engage with stimulating and entertaining play, whilst encouraging both parents and children to make the most of the educational environment.

As well as the colourful surroundings the centre also offers craft facilities, a mini disco and story time. All activities are based around learning and facilitate children of a young age to gain an understanding of science.

This season’s themes will cover a variety of topics, including: Little Spooks (6 October), Toybox Trouble (10 November) and Snowflakes and Sparkles (1 December) in 2017. Then in 2018: Fairytale Fancy (12 January), Up, Up and Away (2 February), Springtime Sunshine (2 March), Fun on the Farm (4 May), Marvellous Minibeasts (8 June) and then finishing for the summer with At the Seaside (6 July).

Lesley Kirkpatrick, CEO at Techniquest, said: “It’s never too early to start learning, and the Techniquest Toddler Days are a wonderful way to introduce children to science in a fun way.

“We regularly have infants in the centre, but sometimes it can be a bit scary for them if there are older children running around. Having some time dedicated to little ones gives them a bit more confidence to explore freely, and that’s what’s so important about our Toddler Days.

“Each of the sessions have a completely different theme, and with so many to choose from we’re confident that there is something for everyone.”

In addition to the Toddler Days, Techniquest will also be introducing Nursery Days, aimed specifically at Nursery groups. The themes will include Snowflakes and Sparkles (30 November) and At the Seaside (Thursday 5 July). These days offer the same programme as the Toddler Days the next day, and must be pre-booked.

For more information, please visit the Toddler Days page.

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Find us

  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  029 2047 5475
  info@techniquest.org

Opening hours

  During local school holidays
10.00am–5.00pm Bank Holidays, seven days a week.

  School term
9.30am–4.30pm Tuesday–Friday;
10.00am–5.00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Charity & company

  Registered charity no. 517722
  Registered in Wales no. 01955696

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FAQs

  •   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.

  •   Who is it for?

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

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