Make, Do, Explore
The Family Expo is a chance for children and young people to begin to explore the part they might play in the North of tomorrow. To experience our themes of innovation, design and art in a new way – a way that relates directly to their lives and future opportunities.
We want families to get stuck in to lots of hands-on activities, explore exciting future careers, develop impressive skills, get active in our sports sessions and learn endless new things (without even trying!).
We need artists, designers, scientists, makers and other experts to come together to share the secrets of how you work in an immersive and dynamic exhibition packed with hands-on activities, make and takes and spectacle with demonstrations, mini workshops, music and performance.
How to take part
We would like each exhibitor to offer a FREE activity that young people and their families can try their hand at across a broad range of skills – from science (think robots, coding, 3D printing, simulators, interactive models, a gadget factory, sports) to arts and crafts (think make and takes, design, upcycling, creating).
As an exhibitor, as long as there is at least one FREE activity provided we are happy for there to be an opportunity for you to sell your work/ have a small chargeable activity alongside – although we ask that you talk to us about this when you sign up.