Motat is fun any time of year (especially at Halloween) and we head there most school holidays when we have a yearly pass. These holidays our plans to visit the zoo were thwarted by gorgeous sunshine and mass crowds, so we ended up at Motat instead. The boys and I had a fun day doing activities related to flight.
The boys made parachute men and strawkets.
Took a trip on a wee train/fire engine thing.
This part was really fun. They constructed things from paper plates, cups and serviettes and then put them in a wind tunnel to see how they worked. They could then add to or change their contraptions to improve them. Some of the "drop copters" also went for a fly.
The boys had passports that they got stamped at the different stations.
Along with the holiday activities, the science roadshow was in town. There was a lot to see including this man demonstrating the powers of liquid nitrogen (the balloon is about to pop). It's science term at school now and so hopefully they've gone back a little inspired... you never know.