Head to Jodrell Bank for a great day out this summer. Image credit: Howard Barlow
Home to the world-famous Lovell Telescope, a visit to Jodrell Bank makes for an exhilarating day out.
Seeing the near 90 metre-high radio telescope up close and in action, is an incredible experience and the Discovery Centre’s exhibitions, interactive displays and galleries, will help you understand how it works and what it’s looking for.
You’ll also find 35 acres of gardens and arboretum, complete with picnic areas, playground, galaxy garden, and the pop-up Potting Shed Café.
There’s an extensive gift shop too, packed full of science and space-inspired gifts, games, and books. Also, don’t miss out on a visit to the Planet Pavilion Café, complete with a stunning terrace overlooking the telescope, were you’ll find delicious breakfasts, salads, stews, sandwiches, and home-made cakes.
There’s plenty of extra activity throughout the year too, including the ever-popular family science shows, an evening lecture series, and of course, the annual science and music festival Bluedot.
Jodrell Bank hosts the Bluedot Festival on its grounds. Image credit: Benjamin Paul
For more details on admission fees, opening times and directions to Jodrell Bank, please head to www.jodrellbank.net