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Win an Astonishing Family Science Weekend with Butlin's

Whizz! Bang! Whoosh! Wow!

Introducing the Astonishing Family Science Weekend

Explosions. Mess. Mayhem. This is science as you've never seen it before and exactly the way kids love it.

As Billy Butlin used to say "a holiday's the opportunity to try something new", so Butlin's has put together a whole weekend of new things to explore and discover with its first ever Astonishing Family Science Weekend. Perfect for families with 7-13-year-olds, it takes place at Butlin's Minehead, 18-21 September 2015.

There's method to the mayhem

The theory behind it is really simple: the more fun it is, the more kids will learn.  The aim is to inspire the next generation of scientists with a programme of jaw-dropping, eye-popping, mind-blowing workshops and shows.

The Science Museum will be there with an interactive zone with plenty of hands-on experiments, most of them involving explosions. Budding astronauts can discover the secrets of outer space with the National Space Centre. Learn the science behind Shaun the Sheep with Aardman Animate It! or discover the chemistry of cosmetics with the L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre. Gastronaut Stefan Gates will be cooking up a storm and Brainiac Live will be spreading their own unique brand of scientific chaos. 

A weekend of wows

Families can drop in on a whole range of activities all weekend long. Fire rockets and watch them race. Crack wartime codes with an Enigma machine. Or come bang up to date and learn computer coding with Raspberry Pi. and then take a peek into the future with the latest virtual reality Oculus Rift headset.

It all adds up to an amazing break

All the explosions, amazement and action are included in the price of this special weekend break. Together with all the typical excitement of Butlin's by the sea. Enjoy swims and slides inside Splash Waterworld, together with fairground rides, games and a lovely stretch of Somerset beach right. And at the end of each wonder-filled day, relax in family-friendly accommodation.

It's one magical weekend that Butlin's hope will switch on a lifelong love of science and knowledge. To find out more, visit butlins.com.


Fancy winning an Astonishing Family Science Weekend? This three night break could change your kids' lives forever and give them a new found love for all things science. You never know - you might learn something new too! 

One lucky family will win a science weekend break at Butlin's - the prize includes 3 nights in a gold self-catering apartment for two adults and up to three children (2-14 yrs old) and a premium family dining plan. To be in with a chance of winning simply answer the question below. 


Competition closing date: 10 August 2015

Additional terms and conditions: 1. Prize is a family break for five people (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 2-14 yrs) to stay in a Gold self-catering apartment including a Premium Dining plan for a 3 night (Fri-Mon) break at Minehead on 18 - 21 September 2015 for The Astonishing Family Science Weekend. 2. The prize excludes any travel and other related expenses but does include selected entertainment and activities. 3. The prize must be booked by 31st August 2015. 4. Winners must be lead guest and be present on arrival. 5. At least one guest must be over the age of 21 years. 6. Booking and staying at a Butlins resort will be subject to Butlins terms and conditions, see butlins.com/terms


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