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Get hands-on with art and science at Cheltenham Fun Palace this Saturday


Cheltenham Library is transforming into a ‘Fun Palace’ this Saturday 7th October – don’t miss this fantastic free event!

From 11am-3pm, the Fun Palace will keep the whole family entertained and includes a dynamic mixture of arts, science, crafts and technology. All with the aim of bringing people together to work, create and have FUN.

The Cheltenham Library Fun Palace will join hundreds of venues worldwide that are taking part by holding free, interactive events. For more information visit

A selection of activities on the day will include:

  • Robot programming with Oh-Bot
  • Guest appearance and book reading by children’s author and poet Joseph Coelho and illustrator Fiona Lumbers at 2.15pm
  • ‘Cuddly Science’ puppets, colouring and readings by Salaric Craft
  • Silk painting hosted by Adult Education Gloucestershire
  • ‘Crack the Safe’ – how will you break the secret code?
  • ‘Spaghetti Towers’ building challenge hosted by RICS Matrics, Gloucestershire
  • Bookmark and leaf embroidery hosted by the Embroiderers Guild
  • Kid’s treasure hunt
  • Fun science challenges and arts activities. Guests include local talents poet Angela France and artistic scientist Sarah Snell-Pym.

Activities are family friendly and free to attend with no booking necessary.

Visit #READiscover @gloslibs for more information or contact Cheltenham Library.

Cllr Tim Harman, cabinet member for public health and communities said: “Whether you’re a kid, a grown-up or a robot – Cheltenham Library’s Fun Palace has something to put a smile on your face this weekend! This is a wonderful opportunity for local people and families to get together and get hands on with art, science and technology.

“I’d like to everyone to come along so that free local events like this continue in the future. Many thanks to the organisers and staff at Cheltenham Library for their hard work.”