Youth Activities


We are pleased to announce our 2019 programme for BRLSI Youth Activities. We will regularly update this page and continue to add additional workshops and outreach opportunities. Bookings for Junior Astronomers, Junior Scientists and any other workshops can be made through Bath Box Office by clicking the link. Our Junior Astronomer and Junior Scientist workshops are for children from the ages of 8 to 12. For information, questions or queries please contact [email protected] Pre-booking for all workshops is essential. 



Youth Activities 2019


February 2019


Saturday 9 February - BRLSI Workshops 1:00pm - 4:00pm

 - Junior Astronomers - 'Moon Landings' with Simon Holbeche. It has been nearly 50 years since the first human footprint was made on the Moon. It's time to explore how to get back there and home for tea safely. We'll need a vehicle, things to keep us alive and perhaps a bit of space luck!

 - Young Researchers


Thursday 21 February - Family workshop on BRLSI Collections 10:00am - 12:00pm

Get hands on with some of our collections, engage with local stories and learn how to look after objects! Aimed at families with children aged 4-8. Adults £10. Ticket includes up to 2 accompanying children.


Saturday 23 February - Guided Science Trail 11:00am - 12:00pm

Visit the sites in the centre of Bath associated with famous Bath scientists. £3 donation includes a guided walk, a copy of the trail leaflet and a tea of coffee afterwards!



March 2019


Saturday 9 March - BRLSI Workshops 1:00pm - 4:00pm 

- Junior Astronomers - 'Spaceships - Safe, successful missions' with Simon Holbeche. For over 100 years, people have been imagining trips to space. Now over 60 years adventuring beyond Earth's atmosphere are behind us. In the workshop we'll explore what they achieved, and how they did it. We'll also take a sneak preview of what may be to come.


- Young Researchers


Saturday 16 March - Science, engineering and technology at the Roman Baths 

A follow on workshop from the January session, our explorers will become 'science explainers' and am opportunity for public engagement at the Romans Baths. Free event. Timings to be confirmed. 


Sunday 17 March - Family workshop on Dr Oliver 1:30pm - 4:30pm

The doctor will see you now: diet, disease and the life of Dr Oliver!

In the year that the Mineral Water Hospital closes, we celebrate the life and work of Doctor Oliver who raised money to establish the hospital and was appointed the first physician in 1740. Come to a consultation with him on the site of his old home and find out more about Bath Oliver Biscuits, good diet, how the hot spa is good for rheumatic diseases and join in with hands on activities for all the family. 



April 2019


Saturday 13 April - BRLSI Workshops 1:00pm - 4:00pm

 - Junior Scientists - 'Body Circulation' with Richard Mann

 - Junior Astronomers 

 - Young Researchers 


Tuesday 16 April – Shine a Light on Science 10:00am - 1:00pm

Family workshop in partnership with the Herschel Museum of Astronomy and Bath Preservation Trust. Activities will be split between the BRLSI and the Herschel Museum of Astronomy with plenty of fun to be had on the topic of ‘Light.’ Final details to be confirmed.



May 2019


Saturday 11 May - BRLSI Workshops 1:00pm - 4:00pm 

 - Junior Scientists 

 - Junior Astronomers


June 2019


Saturday 8 June - BRLSI Workshops 1:00pm - 4:00pm 

 - Junior Scientists

 - Junior Astronomers 






Family Trails


BRLSI also sells illustrated self-guided family trails (for only £1 each), which have been devised by the Science Cadets group. Each trail lasts approximately one hour:
Adelard of Bath - takes you around the Norman city, which England's first Mathematician knew well
Tree Gazers Trail in Victoria Park - helps you identify a score of celebrated and, in some cases, champion trees
Geology Trail - shows you some amazing rocks brought back from all around the world and used in the building of some of Bath's notable buildings in the centre of the city
Science Trail - takes you to sites in the centre of Bath associated with famous Bath Scientists
Queen Square Park Trail - explores the history of Queen Square in the heart of Bath with you. Be inspired by the amazing variety of trees in the park, too
The trails are available at BRLSI reception, at BRLSI, 16 - 18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN.


If you want to see pictures of previous Youth Activites, BRLSI Young Researchers, BRLSI Science Cadets and Hands On workshops go to .

Please note all photographs on this site are copyright and MUST not be downloaded or used without written permission from [email protected]