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Jaguar Land Rover Experience Zone, Car Park 8a,

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Car on a terra podRacing enthusiasts and thrill seekers should head for the action-packed Jaguar Land Rover Experience Zone for a range of entertaining and exciting driving activities for all ages.

Discover how Land Rover’s iconic vehicles handle challenging terrains in a passenger seat experience on our Twin Terra-Pod and Articulated Ramp Trailers, or take to the wheel and experience the thrill of being a Jaguar racing driver by immersing yourself in an awesome simulated driving experience (ages 12+). Future drivers (aged 3-10) can navigate their own electric mini-Defender around a dedicated track, enjoying a fun and memorable first driving experience. Guy Salmon will be showcasing a range of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, with knowledgeable advisors on hand to answer any questions you may have and offer personal demonstrations of vehicle features.


Jaguar Land Rover Education Zone, IMC / WMG Reception

Move itKids looks at robotic carsJaguar Land Rover engineers will be on hand to explain the technology on show, whilst our Early Careers team will be ready to answer any questions you may have, from visiting our Education Centres to applying to our work experience courses. Younger visitors interested in becoming the next generation of Jaguar Land Rover Talent can discover information about our advanced, higher or degree apprenticeship programmes from our Graduate and Apprentice Ambassadors who will share their experiences and discuss career pathway options.STEM enthusiasts should head to the Jaguar Land Rover Education Zone to take part in fun and interactive activities including navigating a remote control vehicle around an off-road track and exploring autonomous driving features.


Jaguar Land Rover Technology Zone, Lord Bhattacharyya Building

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Car driving awayToday’s research is tomorrow’s reality - the world of mobility will see more change in the next ten years than the last century. Visit the Jaguar Land Rover Technology Zone to discover the future of mobility and join the journey towards “Destination Zero”: Zero emissions. Zero accidents. Zero congestion.

Explore the multi-award winning World Car of the Year - Jaguar I-PACE - our first all-electric performance SUV, and learn how its cutting-edge technology translates to the race track in the eTROPHY international motor racing series and the FIA Formula E championship. With display vehicles including the I-TYPE 3 - Panasonic Jaguar Racing's all-electric Formula E race car - and the Jaguar I-Pace eTROPHY - a race-spec version of the I-PACE - this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to view Championship race cars up close.

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Academic Square (WMG, Zeeman Building & Mathematical Sciences)

Activities will be based on the square outside, and within several of the surrounding buildings. Look out for Family Day staff on the day who can help you find exactly what you're looking for, or just have fun exploring it all!

Play itInteractive Maths

Mathematical Science's Building

Age suitability: 3+

Experiment with geometry, probability, symmetry and origami with our Maths Department. Discover the codes which allow us to send data safely across the internet or communicate with space probes orbiting far away planets and find out what knots have in common with DNA.


Our planetMove itEnergy Crisis: Nanomaterials For Green Energy

Zeeman Building

Age suitability: 5+

How can new materials take heat in the environment and convert it into electricity? And do these thermoelectic materials have the potential to reduce global warming? Watch this magical transformation in action and explore how tiny devices work to improve efficiency with our engineers.


magic tricksPlay itMaths Buskers

Travelling around the square and around the Mathematics building

Age suitability: 5+

Prepare to be amazed by our team of travelling "math-magicians" who can't wait to wow you with their tricks and puzzles - and maybe teach you one or two you can take back home to try on friends and family.


Make itWe have Lift Off! - Create your own rocket

WMG - IMC

Age suitability 5+

Have a go at making and uniquely designing your own rocket! Then head to the launch pad and send your rocket to infinity and beyond


Make itEgg drop

WMG - IMC

Age suitability 5+

Will Eggbert survive the dreaded egg drop (eggsecution?). Create a crash structure to protect your egg. Crash structures saves lives, modern cars are designed with crash zones to absorb energy helping to ensure people can survive car accidents.


Move itSelf-Driving Miniature Cars: Test the Tech

Autonomous carsWMG - IMC

Age suitability 9+

What does the future of driving bring? Put your driving skills to the test on a miniature race track. Discover the exciting technology behind the self-driving cars of the future and experience how these cars can identify objects and tackle different driving scenarios!


Make itWorld of Microdevices (10am-1:30pm only)

WMG - IDL

Age suitability 9+

Gaze down a microscope to explore the tiny world of micro devices! Can you guess what objects you’re looking at?


Make itMotion Capture For Health (10am-1:30pm only)

WMG - IDL

Age suitability 9+

Discover how our state of the art systems and sensors measure movement, and how this could help people in the future. See how 3D motion capture video works, and try it out for yourself by controlling an animated character live!


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Piazza

Activities will be based on the Piazza, outside the Rootes building. Look out for Family Day staff on the day who can help you find exactly what you're looking for, or just have fun exploring it all!

HoneysOur planetThe Honeyz

Age suitability: All ages

A feisty trio of bee loving ladies, The Honeyz, are here to answer all your questions about the true legends of the six-legged world. From pollination and conservation all the way to evolution, leave no stone or flower unturned! Sing and dance your way to bee know-how and encounter more than one sticky situation along the way as you meet Miss Bee Haviour, Miss Bee Havinu and Miss Bee Nawhile and join in their crazy antics.


Make itMove itRS Innovation Truck

Age suitability: 7+

Hop on board the RS Components Innovation Truck and explore what engineering looks like in real life!

RS Components work with University of Warwick Satellite Engineering (WUSAT) department regularly and are with us at Family Day as guests of WUSAT. Find out more about WUSAT does at their stand in our Space Zone!


Campus Food Market

Age suitability: all ages

Grab a bite to eat from the brilliant selection of stalls selling a variety of delicious food.



SpaceMake itAll about meOpen Air Stage

Age suitability: 7+

Hosting shows throughout the day, grab a seat on the steps to eat your lunch and be amazed!


Make itRube Goldberg MachineKids playing with marble run

Age suitability: 5+

Our ingenious contraption of dominoes, marbles, dragons and more shows how energy can be passed from object to object! This fabulous Rube Goldberg Machine has been touring the region. Come along to see it in action, have a go at engineering your own creation, and see our competition entries on display.


Lubrizol logo

Make itMove itLubrizol’s Fun Lab

Age suitability: 7+

Come along to Lubrizol’s Fun lab and go on a molecular journey to find out how everyday items are made, tested and used. Test your nerve with our giant molecule Jenga, build your own Lego molecular structures, improve your darts skills and test molecules in action with the Lubrizol scientists to receive a raffle ticket for a free ice cream* Find many more exciting activities in our fun packed lab experience – see you there!

*Prize only for children taking part in this activity

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Rootes Building

Activities will be based upstairs on the first floor next to Fusion Cafe. Look out for Family Day staff on the day who can help you find exactly what you're looking for, or just have fun exploring it all!

Our planetMicrobeCraft: Build and Break Bacterial Cities

Age suitability: 5+

Bacteria are everywhere! They’re usually harmless but can sometimes make us sick with an infection. Join our microbiologists to find out how bacteria build their own little cities called biofilms, and why these infections are harder to treat. How can we break these bacterial cities down to keep us healthy?


MoleOur planetSoil Safari

Age Suitability: 3+

Join Molly the Mole and become a soil scientist! Uncover the secrets of soil with the plants, animals and beasties that live below our feet. Find out what our professional soil explorers get up to and discover just how important soil is to all of us!


Our planetPlastic fantastic!?

Age Suitability: 5+

Explore and investigate different plastics, how we use them in our daily lives and how they are disposed of with our chemists. Can you beat our state of the art machine at telling different plastics apart? Bring your own plastics along to test, and try making your own lava lamp or density mocktails.

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 Arts Centre

Activities will be based throughout this building, both inside and out on the lawn between the Arts Centre and Oculus. Look out for Family Day staff on the day who can help you find exactly what you're looking for, or just have fun exploring it all!

Play itScience Made Simple’s Extraordinary Science Buskers

Age suitability: 5+

Join Science Made Simple’s extraordinary science buskers for a range of experiments and tricks.


Our planetNFU Discovery Barn

Age suitability: 5+

Enter the National Farmers’ Union Discovery Barn to explore where food comes from and the hard work British farmers do 365 days of the year to put food on our plates. Join farming duo Ben and Ellie to find out what it’s like to drive a combine harvester, face the Minute Milk Challenge with Annabelle the dairy cow, try The Farming Year Magnetic Maze and have a go at our Farming Champion Bean Bag Throw.


All about meMedical Mavericks

Age suitability: 5+

Enter the Spider Dome and The Accelerator with Medical Mavericks. Get your hands on loads of amazing medical kit, record your heart’s activity, look at your retina, have a go at keyhole surgery and test your sprinting skills against Usain Bolt’s time.

(Some activity also in Oculus)



All about meIn Your Element: A Periodic Table For Life

Age suitability: 4+

Come see a giant periodic table you will never forget, and celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table! Take your photo with Mendeleev, make your name in elements, find out how the elements in the sea are changing, which elements you need to be strong and healthy, why cornflakes are magnetic and how precious metal anticancer drugs work.


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Space Zone, Butterworth Hall

SpaceAge suitability: All ages

Journey into outer space in Warwick’s very own Space Zone! Be amazed by images of planets, galaxies and more in our planetarium. Find out what astronauts get up to and try some of their challenges for yourself. Build your own planets to take away with you. Discover the amazing science of the sun and so much more.

Journey Through Space in the Planetarium!

Show times TBC

Age suitability: 5+

Visit the University of Warwick's inflatable planetarium! Our astronomers will be presenting Greenwich Observatory's animated show Astronomy Photographer of the Year. Discover the winning photos of the Moon, planets, galaxies, supernova and more in this journey through outer space.

…more activities to come!

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The Oculus (10am-4pm only) and Oculus Field

Activities will be based throughout this building, both inside and out on the neighbouring field. Look out for Family Day staff on the day who can help you find exactly what you're looking for, or just have fun exploring it all!

DinosaursProfessors Egg and Egg

Age suitability: 0+

Grapple with big questions about the past with Professors Egg & Egg! What happened to the dinosaurs and did the egg really come first? Eggspect egg puns a plenty as these egg-xellent professors scramble your brains with a yoke or two and give you an egg-citing chance to get up close and personal with the Conchovenasinoraptor.

Prof Egg and Egg


All about meMedical Mavericks

Age suitability: 5+

Enter the Spider Dome and The Accelerator with Medical Mavericks. Get your hands on loads of amazing medical kit, record your heart’s activity, look at your retina, have a go at keyhole surgery and test your sprinting skills against Usain Bolt’s time.

(Some activity next to the Arts Centre)


Athens VRAncient WorldsAthens Virtual Reality Experience

Age Suitability: 13+ (younger children may view at parents discretion)

Explore the streets of Ancient Greece using Virtual Reality headsets with our Classics Department.


Ancient WorldsMosaic Making

Age suitability: 5+

Join our Classics Department to create your own Ancient Greek mosaic, find out how ancient mosaics were made and discover a range of ancient designs.


Vase being handledAncient WorldsPottery Handling and Drawing

Age suitability: 5+

Explore pottery pieces from our Classics Department and have a go at drawing them with the materials provided.


Coin handlingAncient WorldsDesign Your Own Coin

Age suitability: 5+

See and touch the coins Ancient Romans used, discover the meanings behind the images on the coins and have a go at designing your own coin with our Classics Department.


Bacteriophage virusAll about meBuild a Virus

Age suitability: 3+

A phage is a tiny little virus which infects and kills bacteria. Join our bacteriophage researchers to build your own massively magnified phage and find out how it works, where we find them and what we use them for!


Our planetCrystals in the Real World: From Chalk to Chocolate!

Age suitability: 5+

Crystals form everything from bones and butterflies to chocolate bars and chalk with billions of perfectly arranged atoms! How do these crystals form? Meet the chemists trying to answer this question, have a go at growing your own chalk and chocolate crystals and look at the surprising crystals found in nature.


Our planetDebunking Fatbergs

Age suitability: 3+

Have you heard about those huge disgusting blobs of fat: fatbergs? Discover more about these growing monsters with our physicists and learn how you and your family can have a positive impact!


Dinosaur skeletonDinosaursDinosaur dentistry

Age suitability: 3+

How have dinosaurs and other animals evolved different teeth depending on what they eat? Explore dinosaur dentistry with our biologists, make your own dinosaur head and give it the teeth it needs!


All about meProteins in Augmented Reality

Age suitability: 7+

See proteins brought to life through augmented reality and learn about their roles in bacterial infection with our microbiologists.


All about mePredictive modelling for improving human life

Age Suitability 9+

Come along to see how computational modelling is helping human life. We will show you how combination of imaging technology and computational simulation enable us to make a sustainable materials design.


All about meSuperbugs: Mega Magnification

Age suitability: 7+

Immerse yourself inside bacteria using virtual reality and find out why antibiotics are no longer winning the battle against some infections with the Dowson Group.

Bacteria


Agar pictureAll about meLab Cut Science Films

Age suitability: 5+

Watch science and art collide in short films on human health produced and directed by health scientists and artists. Vote for your favourites and get the chance to make your own science art by turning your phone into a microscope which can see the invisible.


All about meMeet the WaRKs Group Scientists

Age suitability: 0+

The Warwick Research with Kids Group is a University of Warwick team of scientists who study children's language, communication, and social skills. Meet our scientists and find out about the fun games we play with children to learn about their development! If you'd like to take part in our research, our scientists will help you sign up for future invites or direct you to our campus lab demos in H0.92A where you can find out more about our work. 


All about meOutbreak - Learning How Diseases Spread

Age suitability: 5+

What are germs? How do they spread? And what can be done to stop them? Delve into the fascinating world of infectious diseases with our biologists.


All about meZooming In on Life

Age suitability: 3+

Join our medical school scientists to zoom in on the life inside us all. Extract and build your own DNA, find out what it’s like inside the teeny cells which make up your body, and discover the tiny living things inside you that keep you healthy!


VR standAll about meSynthetic Biology - what's that about?!

Age Suitability: 13+ (younger children may view at parents discretion)

What is synthetic biology or SynBio? Join our synthetic biologists to discover its application in healthcare, agriculture, food, energy and the environment, and explore the exciting new discoveries being made!


DinosaursCrafting Dinosaurs (Oculus Field)

Age Suitability: 3+

Explore the wonderful world of dinosaurs through a range of exciting craft activities. Make your own pet clay dinosaur by moulding and carving, model dinosaur bones, paint a dinosaur egg or go digging for dinosaur remains!

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Humanities

All about meAge suitability: All ages

Visit the Warwick Research with Kids Group labs in the Psychology department to discover how to be a brain and behaviour scientist! See some of the games we do in our research and find out what this tells us about how young children learn to communicate and cooperate with others! Try the games for yourself and test your family and friends.  

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