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Book a School Visit - For schools and education groups

To book a visit for your school, college or university group, please complete the following form and submit it to us using the button at the foot of the page. If you wish to book one of our paid shows or workshops you must first call us on 0161 833 0027 to check availability before filling out the form.

Should you have any problems using our online schools visit booking form, you can download a pdf version of it here, scan it and email it to us at

To make a booking for a non-formal education group, complete the separate form on our group visits page. 

Please note: Spaces in our picnic area are available on weekdays in term time only. 

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These shows for school groups cost £3.50 per pupil and must be booked at least 2 weeks before your visit. Please note that all paid shows are subject to a cancellation fee unless 2 weeks notice is given.

Before you book, call our Learning Team on 0161 833 0027 to confirm availability of your chosen show and time slot. Once you have done so, complete the following section to finalise your booking.

Little Local Heroes - Cotton Mill Circus (Key Stage 1)
Little Local Heroes - Engineer Eric's Difficult Day (Key Stage 1)
Little Local Heroes - Inventors Wanted (Key Stage 1)
Forces and Flight: An Atlantic Adventure (Key Stage 2)
The Big Bike Dilemma: Gears, Levers and Pulleys (Key Stage 2)
Circuit City (Key Stage 2)
The Wonder of Light (Key Stage 2)
Explosions: A Blast from the Past (Key Stage 2)
Creative Science - Seeing Sounds (Key Stage 3)
Creative Science - Wonder Materials (Key Stage 3)
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