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Tuesday 17 October - Monday 23 October 2017

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Whodunnit?

Calling all young detectives of Rochdale – The Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre needs you!! Children are invited to put on a lab coat and work alongside our team of forensic experts to crack the case of the mysterious garden theft. Visit the garden 11am-3.30pm to investigate the clues left by the animal mastermind behind this crime. […]

Manchester Science Festival and Chester Zoo – Bat Workshops and Safari

Bats, man: they’re everywhere this festival!! Join us as the batty folk from Chester Zoo swoop down for a series of special workshops, including making a lantern to see our furry, flappy, fangy friends. They’ll teach you where to find them, how to spot them and give you all sorts of useful tips and tricks […]

John Piper’s Puppet Show

Enjoy electrifying entertainment from John Piper, well-known and much loved ventriloquist and magician. His show involves amazing magic, talking puppets and lots of audience participation, so get ready for lots of fun and excitement.

John Piper’s Puppet Show

Enjoy electrifying entertainment from John Piper, well-known and much loved ventriloquist and magician. His show involves amazing magic, talking puppets and lots of audience participation, so get ready for lots of fun and excitement.

Natasha Brown – Icing and writing

Join Natasha in her cake shop, Brown’s Cakes, and make an icing face of your own. Then, develop that face into a character for your own story. Natasha has just published her first children’s book, Caught Cake-Handed, using sugarpaste figures to fashion her illustrations.

Guy Bass – Spynosaur

Meet super-author, Guy Bass, and get involved with Spynosaur secret agency, Department 6’s not-so-secret weapon.  Created by mysterious science rays, Spynosaur has the mind of a super-spy and the body of a dinosaur, dedicated to protecting the world from criminal masterminds. Guy Bass website (external link)  

Guy Bass – Spynosaur

Meet super-author, Guy Bass, and get involved with Spynosaur secret agency, Department 6’s not-so-secret weapon.  Created by mysterious science rays, Spynosaur has the mind of a super-spy and the body of a dinosaur, dedicated to protecting the world from criminal masterminds. Guy Bass website (external link)

Whiz Kids’ Club – Literature prize

Join the Whiz Kids’ Club at Rochdale Exchange to learn all about the Nobel Literature Prize and its past winners.  Take part in interactive trails, storytelling and writing sessions, games and crafts with our fun characters. Complete all the activities and claim your own mini award!

Manchester Science Festival and Chester Zoo – Build a bug home

Snug as a bug in a…twig house? Every creepy crawly needs a cosy cubbyhole to go home to, so why not make your very own? Come meet the bug specialists from Chester Zoo as they teach you to make insect houses out of twigs, grit, grot and grime. You can even take your creation home […]

Manchester Science Festival and Chester Zoo – Bat workshops and safari

Bats, man: they’re everywhere this festival! Join us as the batty folk from Chester Zoo swoop down for a series of special workshops, including making a lantern to see our furry, flappy, fangy friends. They’ll teach you where to find them, how to spot them and give you all sorts of useful tips and tricks […]

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