This weekend, why not celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with one of these fun and quirky events?
Get lost in a rocket themed maize maze
Head to the National Forest Adventure Farm in Staffordshire and navigate the 10 acre Out of this World Maize Maze. Families can find and solve space-themed puzzles and help a Lunar Crew fix their space craft in order to safely return to Earth.
Enjoy a space themed day at the Royal Institution
This Saturday the Royal Institution will be throwing open their doors for a day of talks, demos and activities. Find out about what we have learnt from 50 years of space exploration and discover what the future holds.
Pretend to be an astronaut at the British Interplanetary Society
Head to the society’s HQ on Sunday for an afternoon of talks, tours and activities. The event offers visitors an opportunity to get to know the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the Apollo mission, and if you want to get a bit more hands on, have a go on their Lunar Module lander simulator.
Explore the Amazing Space exhibition
Explore the Amazing Space exhibition at The Word in South Shields, covering space fact and fiction. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey from planet Earth through the solar system and beyond and retracing the footsteps of the first ever lunar astronauts.
And along with finding out about their journey, visitors can discover how space travel has influenced everything from books and magazines to films and science fiction.
Dress up in a space costume for a moon landing party
Dress up as an astronaut (or Ziggy Stardust) and head Birmingham’s Thinktank for a moon landing celebration; complete with a planetarium experience looking at the moon, a space show, silent disco, rocket launching and the chance to hold some moon rock.
Sleepover at the National Space Centre
Want to do something super cool for your space celebration? Then why not sleepover at Leicester’s National Space Centre? During their Late evening there’ll be pop up science (taste some astronaut ice cream), original footage of the landing, talks, exhibitions, a Race to the Moon show and moon landing themed activities – then it’s time for a story in the planetarium before bedtime!