Half term fun at Woolsthorpe Manor

Bring your future Newtons to Woolsthorpe Manor for a day of space exploration, fun and discovery.

Follow the daily free Fun Facts Space Trail. Where is the highest mountain in the solar system and what are the colour of sunsets on Mars (amongst other things)?

Get busy testing Newton's theories in the Science Centre and explore the two-thirds scale Lego® model of the Soyuz Orbital Module in the Barn. Yes, a Lego® model built from 160,000 bricks!

We have events to expand minds, as well as have fun at too. Join our half term pop-up space science acitivities on the weekend of Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October to explore dark matter, space and other weird stuff.

In the Manor, see how Isaac Newton's curious childhood was filled with observation and experimentation. Upstairs in the Hayloft you'll find the story of the Apollo 11 Moon landings. Learn about the role Newtonian physics played in one of humanity's greatest achievements and take a #SpaceSelfie with Buzz Aldrin.

If you're a '50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ fan, you can get to know a tree (No.1) at Woolsthorpe. We are custodians of a very special tree that inspired Isaac Newton's work on gravity and holds a place in scientific legend. 

Checking out the Lego bricks!
Children playing inside the Lego Soyuz Capsule
Checking out the Lego bricks!

Fun Facts Space Trail: Saturday 12 to Sunday 27 October

Daily. Free event.  Normal admission applies.

Build up your fun facts knowledge of the weird and wonderful universe as you weave your way around the site.

Pop-up Space Science: Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October

11am - 3pm. Free event. Normal admission applies.

Explore dark matter and the expansion of the universe at Isaac Newton's home. Family space science activities led by our science volunteers.


Visit our What's on section to find out more about our events.