Sidmouth Science Festival returns this October from Friday 7th until Sunday 16th October with a host of fun events taking place across the town.

Whatever element of science you’re interested in, you can find workshops, talks and activities covering several subjects suitable for a range of ages and abilities. On the Festival’s opening day, there is an art exhibition created by local school children, later there are events at Kennaway House and the Lifeboat station with robots and climate change on the agenda.

For those who want to find out more about space, look out for events taking place at the Norman Lockyer Observatory and the Brief History of Black Holes with Dr Becky Smethurst and for those who want something more informal, visit Science in the Pub on Thursday, 13th October.

Sidmouth Science Festival began as just a weekend event back in 2012 and since then has grown into a 10 day long festival suitable for all ages and abilities and with the majority of events remaining free. Find out more about the full programme for this year’s events and a host of educational resources on their website here.