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The Broadway Bradford

Head to The Broadway Bradford for some fantastic family activities including the Incredible Oceans Lab, pumpkin carving and more!

LOCATION: The Broadway Bradford, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1JR

Special events


DATE AND TIME: 10.00–16.00, Saturday 23 October; 11.00 and 12.00–16.00, Sunday 24 October

Meet marine scientists and see real-life whale bones and shark teeth in the Incredible Oceans Lab. Hear about the strange creatures that live in the deep ocean in Incredible Oceans Storytime.

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DATE AND TIME: 13.30, Saturday 23 October and 12.00, Saturday 30 October

Get ready to party with giant puppets, dancing robots and fantastic carnival music!

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Pumpkin Carving

DATE AND TIME: 11.00–15.00, Friday 29 October

Have a go at carving your own pumpkin, and watch a live carve of a giant pumpkin—can you guess what it will be?

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Free drop-in activities

Engineer a Green Future

DATE AND TIME: 10.00–16.00, 23 October and 11.00–16.00, 24 October

STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) can help us to understand the world around us and engineer a greener future for the planet. Meet the University of Bradford STEM team for some fun hands-on activities and demos. Suitable for ages 5+.

Born in Bradford Data Visualisation

DATE AND TIME: 10.00–16.00, 23 October and 11.00–16.00, 24 October

Come and immerse yourself in data about people and places in Bradford. Discover how science shapes our lives by playing with the data yourself and talking to the scientists who are finding meaning in it. Suitable for ages 5+.

Maths in Music

DATE AND TIME: 10.00–16.00, Saturday 30 October

Find out about the maths in music with Explore Learning. Discover how you can use fractions to understand musical notes, then write your own piece of music. Suitable for ages 5+.

Smart, Clean and Green

DATE AND TIME: 10.00–16.00, Saturday 30 October

Making cement, ceramics, chemicals, glass, metals and paper creates a huge amount of CO₂ gas that affects the climate—but these industries also support how we live. Find out how, by working smarter and more cleanly, we can build a greener future. Suitable for ages 7+.

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