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The Dengineers Half Term at the National Science and Media Museum

The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford is creating an October half term experience like no other as it teams up with hit CBBC programme The Dengineers to take a closer look at the show and how it plans, designs and builds amazing dens.

From 20 October – 4 November 2018 the museum will be exploring the kids’ DIY series through a host of free interactive and creative activities, including a visit by presenter Lauren Layfield on 22 October (free, booking required).

One of the most popular programmes on CBBC since it first aired in 2015, The Dengineers gives viewers the chance to design and build the den of their dreams—assisted by presenters Lauren and Joe Tracini, along with a team of experts.

Over October half term, visitors to the National Science and Media Museum will use the show’s template of planning, designing and building for a range of interactive workshops and demonstrations, including 3D modelling, choosing the best materials and tackling engineering challenges.

In addition, throughout two galleries and the foyer there will be screenings of exclusive The Dengineers clips and special introductions to the activities from Lauren and Joe.

Other events include an live show with Lauren on 22 October, as she introduces her favourite dens and reveals a few behind-the-scenes secrets. The museum is also presenting a brand-new live event, The Big Idea family show, which looks at designing, building and creating in fun and inspiring ways.

John Darnbrough, Learning Programmes Developer at the museum, said:

“We love The Dengineers at the National Science and Media Museum, so I can’t say how exciting it is to be partnering with them for our school holiday activities.

“If you’re a fan of the show and want to learn more about the techniques they use to create the best dens, or simply just love watching Lauren and Joe, we’re definitely the place to visit in October half term.”


For further details or images please contact: Phil Oates, / 01274 203 317

Notes for editors

The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire, opened in 1983, and has since become one of the most visited UK museums outside London. The museum explores the science and culture of image and sound technologies, creating special exhibitions, interactive galleries and activities for families and adults. It is home to three cinemas, including Europe’s first IMAX cinema screen and the world’s only public Cinerama screen outside the USA. Entry to the museum is free.