We had a lovely morning visiting Techniquest in the Easter holidays. Techniquest is a Welsh science and discovery centre that is located in Cardiff Bay. There are lots of restaurants, cafes and the Millennium Centre is located in the same area within walking distance. There are several car parking areas nearby or you could catch a bus from Cardiff city centre.
Techniquest gives visitors a hands-on approach to science and includes a science theatre, a planetarium, and a discovery centre.
It is open daily and is great place to take kids no matter what the weather is as it is an indoor attraction. All equipment is hands on and there are lots of activities for children of all ages to touch see and interact with.
It helps children learn about maths, science and technology through a hands on approach. The children liked putting their head on to a dinner plate which was an optical illusion.
There are many themes, shows and events. We visited during the Easter Holidays and the show had a theme relating to eggs. There is one free show included in the ticket price and you will need to pay extra for additional shows. The shows are at specific times and are booked on entry.The newest show running is celebrating the work of Roald Dahl.
Take advantage of Toddler days which are on the website, these are once per month and are reduced rate at £5.50 per accompanying adult and children under 4 are free. A normal family ticket is £25 for 2 adults and up to 3 children. Children under 4 are free admission.
During term time there are lots of school trips but there are a lot of exhibits to try out. The girls liked pumping oil bubbles in the water. They also like the water based tasks. It was motivational for the children and they enjoyed the creativity of the tasks.
Once a month, during term time, pre-school children take priority on Techniquest’s exhibition floor. There are additional activities, including storytime, colouring and craft tables, all aimed at encouraging young children to take their first steps in science.
Techniquest is buggy-friendly, with nappy-changing facilities and lockers available. There are no bottle warming facilities in the café.
It was educational and fun for the children and they really enjoyed.
You can gain entrance by exchanging Tesco Clubcard vouchers. We paid to enter the attraction.
It was a good way to spend a couple of hours with the children and then go to one of the restaurants in Cardiff Bay for lunch afterwards.