Seeing Stars: A Complete Guide to the 88 Constellations, £17.95 Stars have always been so important to navigation and an integral part of cartography. This book is a wonderful depiction of all 88 internationally recognised constellations. It explains the stories behind them and shows you how to spot them, with a how-to-find-it map that shows it in relation to the other constellations. Clearly set out, so it is easy to browse, this is ideal for budding stargazers, including adults – it’s an extensive beginners’ guide. … [Read more...] about Explore the world: 10 of the best maps for children
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Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland In what was once the largest pit village in the world, Woodhorn, near Ashington, is now a mining museum and gallery near. Visitors can explore the site where 2,000 people mined 600,000 tonnes of coal a year, including pit buildings such as the engine house and the winding house, and learn about coal-mining life. A real highlight is the collection of artwork by the Pitman Painters. These miners started an art class in 1934, and painted scenes from above and below ground for the next 50 years. In school holidays, a daily 3pm kids’ tour tells their story. “Make and do” sessions take place at weekends and in holidays; the current one involves making a fossil out of clay.• Adult £7, children free, closed Monday and Tuesday, museumsnorthumberland.org.uk … [Read more...] about 20 of the best indoor family activities for half-term
Seal spotting, Lincolnshire From October, hundreds of grey seals start to arrive at Donna Nook nature reserve, a remote expanse of salt marsh and sand dunes on the Lincolnshire coast, to have their pups. The viewing area offers up-close encounters with the new arrivals. When you’ve reached fluffy seal saturation point (and with more than 2,000 pups born last year that is a possibility), head south to the new North Sea Observatory , which opened at Chapel Point, just north of Skegness, this summer. Admission is free to this striking, glass-fronted building, which makes an excellent base for wildlife spotting, birdwatching, bracing beach walks and warming hot chocolates. • Free entry, lincstrust.org.uk … [Read more...] about 20 of the best outdoor family days out for half-term
In a nutshell The Lovell telescope, centrepiece of the Jodrell Bank Observatory, which has dominated the Cheshire countryside since it was constructed in 1957, was listed as a UK candidate for Unesco world heritage site status this month. As well as the world’s first fully steerable radio telescope, Jodrell Bank is home to a science discovery centre and for the past two summers has hosted the Bluedot festival of electronic music. … [Read more...] about Take the kids … to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Cheshire
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