These 40 minute classes are especially tailored for young scientists aged 2 – 4 years old. Experiments- singing-stories-interactive… come along and nurture a lifelong passion for science!

Monday 9 September – Monday 2 December (not 28 October half term)
9.40am (ages 2 -3)
10.50am (ages 3 – 4)
A 12 week course / £78


Thursday 12 September – Thursday 5 December (not 31 October half term)
9.40am (ages 3-4)
10.50am (ages 2-3)
A 12 week course/ £78


Family Chess Coaching
Saturday 21 September/ FREE drop in
Join us for another of our exciting simultaneous chess displays by the Basingstoke Chess Club. One top player takes on 25 opponents simultaneously! A member of the club will be on hand to teach the rules and the moves and answer questions for those who wish to play the game with a friend or family member.


Wonderful Wordsmiths

CALLING ALL YOUNG WRITERS! Do you like making up stories about your favourite book characters, or inventing new characters? What happens when you try writing them down- does writers block set in?

Every story needs a spark of inspiration, and that is where we can help! We are inviting you to join our free Wonderful Wordsmiths creative writing group, for children aged 8-13 years.

Together we use a variety of creative writing techniques perfect for kids and before you know it you’ll be writing a story.

Writing a story on your own can give you an enormous confidence boost, as well as putting into practise all your literacy learning such as phonics, grammar and reading skills!

So why not have a go at writing a story yourself? Our first meeting will be on Wednesday 18th September 4-5pm. Meeting fortnightly on Wednesdays afterwards.


Code Club

Coding is great fun and helps to equip children for the future. Coding club starts in September and runs through the academic year for 9 – 11 year olds. Code Club is volunteer led and gives children a head start with programming languages like Scratch and Python with specifically designed weekly projects. Contact for details and to book a place for your child.


Unless an event is listed as a free drop-in, it is advisable that tickets should be booked in advance, available from the Discovery Centre, booking line 01256 478670 or online