The Easter holidays are now over and to round it all off we paid a trip to the beautiful town of Buxton in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales to go to see the Science Museum Live on tour with the Energy Show. We have had a busy couple of weeks doing lots of outdoors activities as the weather has been so beautiful and this made a pleasant change to sit, watch and learn!
The relaunched show is a theatrical experience featuring explosive experiments, a virtual assistant (i-nstein who reminded me of someone out of Numberjacks!) and a steampunk workshop full of gadgets and chemicals that explain the nine different kinds of energy.
The family orientated show is delivered in such a fun and engaging way – the kids were hooked all the way through. There are references to Star Wars and lots of exploding bubbles, popping balloons and some very loud blasts. At 7 years Ethan has an understanding of science and energy so he probably got more out of it than Noah who is nearly 5. Noah, however, was mesmerised by it and was taking it all in so I am sure he learnt something from it too. We all couldn’t help laugh at all the explosions and fun happening on stage.
The show has links to Key Stage 2 and supports Key Stage 3 and provides a fantastic original piece of family theatre. It is now touring the UK throughout the Spring/Summer before returning to London in July for some final shows. It is definitely one not to be missed if you can catch it near you!
The show is aimed at 7+ years of age and this is definitely at least the age that will get most from it although the audience around us were a wide range of ages up to teens. There is also a brilliant programme to accompany the show priced at £3 which has more information on the experiments in the show and even some you can try at home safely!
Check out the clip below for a glimpse of the excitement.
After the show we had a wander around the beautiful Pavillion Gardens with its miniature train, brilliant park and even some learnt some circus skills and met some owls!
Disclosure: we received a complimentary family ticket but all opinions and views expressed are our own unbiased.