Trovya – Family Science Day

Trovya – Family Science Day
10am-3.30pm on 10th August

Blast-off with Discovering 42s family rocket building competition – will your family rocket soar over 50 meters above the boating lake? Get stuck-in mixing up colour-changing “curious cocktails” and rainbows of wonder – we dare you to take a sip?

Warm up those legs with Blystra Arts and get cycling on our bubble bike for endless pedal-powered bubble bliss before watching Craig from Squashbox Theatre‘s out-of-this-world “Journey to the Stars” show – an adventure for the whole family.

Find out more below!

Pedal-powered Mania

from the team at Blystra Arts

Hey there, energy maniacs! Time to feel the burn and make some crazy electricity by pedal-powering ALL the things! Hop on those bikes and get spinning – we’re gonna power bubble machines, hairdryers, you name it! Will your legs be up for the wacky, watts-filled challenge? There’s only one way to find out! Start pedaling and let’s get this hilarious power party started! Woo-hoo!

The pedal power kit has been developed by Blystra Arts and is a fun way of learning about energy. It’s free to try and suitable for ages 7 + (including adults!)

Rocket builders workshop!

from the team at Cornwall’s Science Museum, Discovering 42
11am, 1pm & 3pm

Get ready for an exciting journey into the world of rockets! In this hands-on workshop, young explorers aged 5+ will learn all about the fascinating physics behind rocket design. Then we’ll dive into the science behind rockets and discover why they need fins and how the size of the nose cone affects their flight. Through trial and error, participants will have a blast testing different designs and seeing their creations soar!

Then, it’s time to put their newfound knowledge to the test! Each participant will have the opportunity to design and construct their own paper rocket. Once the rockets are ready, we’ll head the side of the lake for an epic launch competition to see whose creation can reach the highest heights (up to an incredible 50+ meters!)

Practical information:

  • Tickets must be pre-booked (we are offering multiple ticket prices)
  • Space is limited with only space for 20 children per workshop
  • This workshop is designed for children aged 5+ to take part in with their parents
  • All materials needed in the workshop will be provided
  • The runtime is approximately 1 hour
  • The workshop will take place under the new pavilion on Events Square (opposite Lakeside Cafe)

Bubbling Brew Crew: Become a Potion Master!

from the team at Cornwall’s Science Museum, Discovering 42

Unleash your little scientists’ creativity with the team from Bodmin’s Discovering 42! Join our science geniuses in concocting crazily colourful and curiously cool mocktails. These magical, alcohol-free potions are sure to fascinate young minds and taste buds alike. Prepare for an explosively fun and tasty experiment for the whole family.

Practical information:

  • Pre-booking not required – just turn up
  • Mocktails cost £3.50 each
  • The workshop will take place under the new pavilion on Events Square (opposite Lakeside Cafe)

Journey to the Stars

by Squashbox

Since the dawn of time, human beings have gazed up at the night sky and wondered… What’s up there? How far does it go? Does it ever end? Well, wonder no longer! All these questions and more will be answered in ‘Journey to the Stars’!

Let Squashbox Theatre be your guide on a journey through the cosmos: across the solar system, past twinkling stars, towards distant galaxies… to the edge of space and time itself!

Using only silly puppets, ridiculous and unnecessary props, ludicrous wigs and assorted fruits and vegetables, Squashbox Theatre will reveal the secrets of the universe!

Practical information:

  • This is a free event and no booking is required
  • The run time is approximately 50 minutes.
  • Please bring your own chairs and/or blankets for this event. Seating is not provided.
  • This open-air event takes place in Events Square, directly outside Lakeside Cafe at Coronation Park, Helston, TR13 0RA.
Information about visiting this event
  • Outdoor events will only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions, so please bring a coat.
  • There is a small pay and display car park at Coronation Park as well as a larger car park at Castle Green. Free parking is available at the nearby Fairground car park.
  • There is level access to Coronation Park and Events Square. If you have any additional access needs that you’d like to discuss with us please email Guy on
  • There are accessible toilets at the rear of Lakeside Cafe.
  • Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted at performances.
  • Lakeside Cafe will be open serving their usual array of hot and cold food and drinks.