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Hands-on activities for all the family

For our most recent Family Day activities included:

Construct a cofferdam in water

Almost 2,000 years ago the Romans built the first bridge at Rochester. In this fun, messy (but only a little bit) activity children found out how the Romans were able to build in water, by making their own cofferdam.

Build bridges with a variety of materials

From K’Nex kits to paper bridge building challenges, youngsters enjoyed the challenge of constructing their own bridges – and seeing how much weight they held.

Bricks and more

From piles of foam bricks to a paper-based brick design activity, children were encouraged to consider the significance of the building blocks of our world.

If you couldn’t make it to our latest free activity day, don’t worry, there’ll be another day soon. Also, Langdon’s Den is open throughout the exhibition and our free hands-on bridge activities are available on our engineering education website here.