Date(s) - 01/08/2018 - 29/08/2018

Petworth House and Park, Petworth

Wednesdays in August

£2 per child

Petworth is hosting a series of family-friendly events all about science and engineering in honour of the scientific achievements of Elizabeth Ilive (1769- 1822), who lived at Petworth House from the late 1780s. Throughout August, there’s a wave of activity with drop-in crafts all about water. Families can have a go at making their own model raft. Once they’ve planned their design and made their raft, families then have the opportunity to sail their creation down the Petworth water table and through its locks. Will it sink? Will it float? In the spirit of science and engineering, if the raft doesn’t make it through the course then it’s back to the drawing board. Picture: National Trust/Emily Hills.

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