Brighton Science Festival

Pocket Science Funfair Tour

Thanks to the support of the Sussex Community Foundation, the Pocket Science Funfair is on tour again.

The funfair with a twist is packed full of hands-on science activities for children 7 and up and their parents: educational, fun, and seasonal! 

Craft: with simple tools and materials, make balancing tricks,  illusion Christmas cards, croaking frogs, climbing dolls, jumping dogs, obedient balls, all simple to make and fun to play with.

Funfair: Improve your hand-eye coordination as you SPLAT THE SPROUT! Learn vectors as you guide SANTA’S SLEIGH and hurl presents into chimneys! Send ELECTROSTATIC SNOWFLAKES flying about the room! Shrink yourself down to the size of an elf in the MAGICAL SHRINKING BOX! 

Plus Tangrams, Games, Microscopes, Upside-Down Goggles, the Incredible Machine, Marble Runs, Guess the Weight of the Cake, Illusions, and the Cooperation Maze.

PlusPlus Buy our Christmas Cards with a science twist – see HERE


Tour Dates

Saturday 24th November: Communitywise, Ocklynge Rd, Eastbourne, BN21 1PY – Facebook event

Sunday 25th November: Brighton Youth Centre,  64 Edward St, Brighton, BN2 0JR – Facebook event
(FREE ENTRY – donations welcome!)

Saturday 1st December: Coolham Hall, Billingshurst Rd, Horsham, RH13 8GN – Facebook event

Sunday 2nd December: Meeching Hall, Fort Rd, Newhaven, BN9 9QQ – Facebook event

         All events run from 11am – 4pm.  £4 on the door. £14 for a family of four. Under 7s free. CASH ONLY. 

         Recommended age, 7+. No unaccompanied children.


More info

The Pocket Science Festival is our mission to spark children’s curiosity in science with fun, interactive workshops and talks. It looks like a funfair. It is a funfair, but there’s a nugget of science snuck into every game and demonstration. Using a wealth of hands-on activities, from Splat The Rat to the Incredible Machine, The Pocket Science Festival fosters learning and co-operation whilst inspiring young minds with the everyday wonders of science.

Created by science magicians Richard Robinson (director of Brighton Science Festival) and Jonathan Hare (BBC’s Rough Science), this self-contained educational roadshow has been roaming Sussex and beyond for the last ten years. It has evolved into a versatile creature, easily adapted to different environments from school halls to community centres and festivals.