Imagineering returns with an exciting line-up of organisations, with some new activities, all bringing scores of free fun engineering and technology activities specially developed for children.
Packed full with mind-blowing displays and STEM activities, (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), there is something for everyone with opportunities to see behind some of the fascinating technology used in modern manufacturing, energy and defence that affects our everyday lives.
Simulators, mechanical challenges and hands-on electronics are just a few of the things to make and do. There is plenty to keep youngsters of all ages and abilities occupied for hours – and adults will be fascinated too! Most of the action takes place undercover so is weatherproof!
AMRC-MANTRA is a new feature for this year. The MANTRA (Manufacturing Transporter), is a specially customised HGV trailer from the Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Sheffield, designed to give aspiring young engineers a hands-on experience with real cutting-edge technologies. On-board attractions include a fully operational 3D virtual reality integrated welding simulator, the latest UAV technology, a tracked 3-D virtual reality system where students can dismantle virtual jet engines….and much more!
Try out the Imagineering Experience – learn about the weekly Imagineering Clubs or sign up for a Workshop where youngsters can go one-to-one with an engineer, learn how to use tools and make a working model they can take home. Members of the Children’s’ University will be able to get their own special CU ‘passports’ stamped at on the UWE/IET stand. And young visitors should look out for some special characters – like Fay the Robot! Outside the marquee visitors can see a life size model of the BLOODHOUND SSC (Super Sonic Car) jet and rocket powered racing car in its own orange inflatable tunnel.
And there is an opportunity for youngsters to enter a Grand Draw if they visit every stand in the Imagineering marque and fill an Imagineering Passport with stickers and stamps from every stand.
The Imagineering Fair is organised by the Imagineering Foundation, an education charity encouraging young people to consider engineering as a future career by capturing their enthusiasm at a young age, particularly through fun hands-on activities undertaken in weekly Imagineering Clubs.
The Imagineering Fair is supported by AMRC’s MANTRA; Bath College, BMT Services; BLOODHOUND SSC; Bridgwater & Taunton College; Children’s University; EDF Energy; GE Aviation; IET Bristol; IET Somerset & Wilts with First Lego League; Imagineering Clubs; Leonardo; REME Recruiting; Rolls-Royce; Thales UK; Univ of West of England; Towards Vision; Wiltshire College; Yeovil College– and the Royal Bath & West Show.
The Imagineering Fair is located on the corner of Avenue D and 10th Avenue