Recently we visited ‘We are curious’ in Bristol. On Bristol’s harbourside (BS1 SLL), ‘We are curious’ is an indoor educational charity where you can interact with exhibits and take part in experiments. Suitable for any age group and anyone who is into science, art, creative thinking and ideas. Perfect for my two. It aims to let children learn whilst playing, asking why? how? and what if?
We parked at the carpark close by in millennium square which really was not cheap (we ended up paying £15 for the day- not a option we would normally do), however only a five minute walk in the rain and wind on this occasion made it the most suitable option. Bristol park and ride would have been roughly the same price for the four of us so not much in it.
We chose to explore and play with all the exhibits in the venue. Attending some of the talks and extra activities put on. There is really something for everyone. My youngest loved the water area and bubble section. Whilst the eldest loved creating his own animations, in the animate exhibition.
We explored the small space gallery, made mug cakes in the hands on kitchen (it was really nice to see we could join in despite food allergies), 3d printing, constructed a 3D houses, explored the tinkering space where we made flying objects. The only section the boys showed little interest in was the human body exhibits, just not there thing (maybe more suitable for older children).
There is a café, however we did not visit instead choosing to eat our picnic in the indoor picnic area (very busy and not the cleanest). There is also the usual standard gift shop offering some interesting items relevant to the exhibits. Plus there is a planetarium, however on this occasion we chose not to visit as the boys were keener to just explore, touch and play all the very hands on displays.