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Science Tent


The thought-provoking science shows and activities are guaranteed to occupy the quizzical, curious minds of all ages.From Fizz Pop Science to Silly Science we have all the fun learning you need on the Science Stage! With the likes of Braintastic, The Really Wild Balloon Show, Steam Co.’s Race to Space, Now Press Play’s sonic adventure and take A Trip through the Universe as we search for life and celebrate the unique and fragile nature of Planet Earth


Our popular workshops inside the Science Tent are whacky and fun and always make sure there is a lot of hands on for the children to join in the Science fun! 


Pigs Might Fly Engineering

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's a pig! Can you make your pig fly after sending your marble careening down the track? Join us for our marble-run engineering experiment!


Fizz Pop BANG Explosion Science

Let's make things explode! Use some fantastic chemical reactions (you can even repeat these at home!) to make our tubs explode with a fizz, pop, and BANG!


Sensational Sherbet Making

Test your taste buds with our sensational sherbet, mix up your own batch to eat and take away and learn how your senses work together to make sense of your food


Silly Science Workshops 

With an environmental focus, this year Silly Science Workshops explore garden animals. Investigating insect ecology through making animal slime and recycled paper seed bombs that will attract other garden insects to pollinate our plants and increase biodiversity.


Animal Snap SLIME

Make your own tub of sensory bug slime, exploring slime's properties whilst thinking about the animals that produce slime, the properties of slime and it's many uses!


Recycled Paper Seed Bombs

Children recycle paper to make their own seed bombs to take away and plant. Stemming from the ‘Guerrilla Gardening’ movement, which is about sewing seeds in neglected public places. Pulp your paper and sew your seeds to attract busy bees and other pollinators.


Brickies Club

This brick building experience is aimed at children aged 5 – 12 years old and guarantees to be a hit with LEGO fans! Brickies will be delivering a new animal themed building challenge for each day of the festival. No need to book, just head down to the science tent, we will provide you with a building mission and you will have access to thousands of LEGO bricks to help bring your idea to life.

African Activities

All Things D.I.S.C.O

Animation Workshop with Rainbow Collective


Beard and Moustache Competition

BEAT Street Dance Workshops

BigTopMania Kids Theatre & Circus


Bongos Bingo




Cosmic Kids Yoga – Live With Jaime

Daemon or Doppelganger

Dingly Dell

Dressing Up Tent

Face Painting Tent

Family Fancy Dress Competition

Fancy Dress Parade

Fashion and Textile World

Fizz Pop Science

Inflatable Church

Love Machine


Makers Market

Orchestra of Objects

Party Animals!

Pig's Big Ballroom

Pimp My Trolley Competition

Roller Disco

Science Tent

Silly Science Workshops


Soft Play Tent (under 5s)

Spinney Hollow Craft Village

STEAM Co. Race to Space

The Big Top

The Castle Stage

The Great Camp Bestival Pop Quiz with John Harris

The World's Biggest Bouncy Castle

Vocal Explosion

Volunteer Dorset

What a Wonderful World! 

Woodland Tribe's Big Build

Woolly Hugs