Hands-on activities for all the family
We’ll be celebrating the half term launch of our Bridge Works exhibition with a day of family activities, including:
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 can find out how they 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 can take on the challenge of constructing their own bridges – and seeing how much weight they can hold.
Bricks and more
From piles of foam bricks to a paper-based brick design activity, children are encouraged to consider the significance of the building blocks of our world.
Come along to the Crypt at Rochester Cathedral between 10am and 3pm on Monday, 23rd October, to join in the fun.
If you can’t make it to our free activity day, don’t worry, Langdon’s Den will be open throughout the exhibition, and our free hands-on bridge activities are available on our engineering education website here.