Event Information

In this workshop children will become junior engineers learning how to design and build their own marble rollercoaster. We'll get the day rolling with a collaborative marble run, before each participant constructs their own themed ride.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. It is open to all ability levels and children don’t need previous experience. Parents are not expected to accompany children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.

The course is accessible for children of all abilities who can participate in practical art and craft activities. We can provide a learning support worker and a parent or carer may assist their child if required. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

What will you learn on this course?

mac Explorers are fun one-day workshops designed for children to explore a range of creative activities including visual arts, crafts, digital media and performance. All the workshops are for the same age range and offer an introduction to a particular art form. The children can usually take home anything they have made during the day.

In this Marble Coaster workshop children will become junior engineers learning how to design and build their own marble rollercoaster. This construction challenge will test the children to see how long they can make the track and how many thrills and spills they can build along the way, while making sure the marbles can still tumble down it.

Do you need to bring anything?

Children need to bring their own lunch to eat on a supervised one hour break. All course materials and equipment are provided.

Children should dress appropriately as some of the visual art workshops can get a bit messy. Drama and dance require clothing that allows free movement and children should bring a water based drink.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course?

Benny Semp