Space themed family fun at St Edmundsbury Cathedral

A pop up planetarium will be at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Photo: 
Nick Butcher ANL-160722-130822001
A pop up planetarium will be at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Photo: Nick Butcher ANL-160722-130822001

The theme of space takes centre stage at St Edmundsbury Cathedral during the second week of its series of summer family events.

If you are fascinated about space and the universe beyond us, the Cathedral will have its own planetarium on site for all to enjoy from Tuesday, August 2 to Thursday 4.

Find out things like how many layers there are to an astronaut’s suit and what sort of baby food they eat in space.

Activities and a family space trail are included for a full day out.

Planetarium times each are 10.30am to 11.10am, 11.10am to noon, noon to 12.40pm, 1.30pm to 2.10pm, 2.10pm to 2.50pm. Book in on arrival. First come first served.

A fruit salad solar system activity drop-in is from 10am to noon and 12.30pm to 4pm.

A make your own planet drop-in runs from 10am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 4pm.

The cost is £5 children, £3 adults, free for under-3s, which includes one planetarium show per person

On Wednesday, August 3 Armstrong the Astronaut will lead a space themed Lego build workshop, offering expert Lego building tips and skills along the way.

The workshops are held at 10a, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm and cost £8 per person.

There is a chance to buy your creation at the end of the workshop for an additional cost.

Book at the Cathedral office or on 01284 748720 in advance.