Magna is a science adventure centre located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
It is built on the location of a former steel production site and many of the original structures are still in existence.
There are four pavilions making up the centre – earth, fire, air and water. Within each are lots of interactive, fun and educational exhibits. I would say the majority of exhibits are best suited for young children, under 10 years of age. It was difficult at times to see what you were meant to do with each exhibit so clearer labelling would really help appreciate what is on offer. The boys loved the water play area, particuarly navigating a boat through the lock system. Get practicing boys I fancy a canal holiday!
“The Big Melt” occurs every hour and simulates the process of steel production with a narrative. It is an impressive sight with lots of fire and sparks.
It is very cold and you need to be prepared for an outdoor event when visiting and wrap up warm.
As well as the exhibits there are a zipwire and bungee jumping/abseiling facilities. These are run by external companies. We didn’t sample these, this time!
From April onwards there is a fantastic outdoor play area called Sci-Tec and Aqua-Tec. We will definitely be back when the weather is warmer to check this out.
Here are some photographs of the highlights of our day!