The Family Day

8th - 13th October 2018

Great Malvern, UK

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The Family Day & Show


Engaging all ages

Saturday 13th October 2018 (all day)

Malvern Theatres, Great Malvern, WR14 3HB 

Be enlightened and inspired by the Family Show speakers and then explore the hands-on exhibits. Staged in the Malvern Theatres for parents and children to enjoy. Come to find out about some of the latest new things like Drones, Raspberry Pis and 3D Printers...

The exhibition is free for all to attend.  The Family Show will be ticketed soon via the Malvern Theatres Box Office.


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World Space Week

Each year, the World Space Week Association (WSWA) selects a theme for a designated World Space Week (WSW) to provide a focus for relevant activities and events that take place throughout the world. This year WSW is 4-10 October. We'll also feature some space-themed activities and exhibits in the Festival programme.

@WorldSpaceWeek, @WSW_UK

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Year of Engineering

The Year of Engineering is a UK government campaign which celebrates the world and wonder of engineering during 2018. From spaceships to ice skates, the bubbles in chocolate bars to life saving cancer treatment, engineering touches every part of our lives. However, not enough young people – especially young girls – think it’s a world for them. As a result, the industry is struggling to recruit future talent. What’s more, young people are missing out on the chance to make a positive difference to both their futures, that of the planet and everything that calls it home.

YoEgovuk, #YoE




Registration & Exhibition Opens

@festivalofinnov #InnovateMalvern #science #innovation #technology #STEM #careers


The Family Show

Inspiration, Exploration & Adventure


Part 1

Speaker to be announced soon...




An opportunity to tour the free hands-on exhibition



Part 2

Space Adventures

Join adventure astronomer Huw James as he takes us on a journey to explore where in space we'll go next and explains how we are already sending probes beyond our solar system to learn exciting new things about our galaxy. This fascinating show is illustrated with live demonstrations and science experiments.



Free hands-on exhibition continues.





If you would like to exhibit and enthuse children and their families about science, technology and innovation in your business or organisation, please complete the online form.


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Nearly 75 years ago, GE introduced the United State's first jet engine and brought America’s aviation industry into the jet age. Since then, they have developed an entire family of fuel-efficient turbofan engines, accumulating more flight hours than any other commercial aircraft engine in history. Now, GE Aviation Commercial is continuing to build on that legacy with next-generation commercial engines, innovative flight efficiency systems and a dedicated worldwide services network. [Stand TBC]


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Institute of Physics is a leading scientific society; a charitable organisation with a worldwide membership of more than 50,000, working together to advance physics education, research and application. [Stand TBC]

@IOPMidlands, PhysicsNews

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Institution of Engineering & Technology. For over 140 years the IET has been inspiring, informing and influencing the global engineering community; supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society. [Stand TBC]


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Institution of Mechanical Engineers works with leading companies, universities, and think tanks to create and share knowledge, fresh thinking and authoritative guidance on all aspects of mechanical engineering. [Stand TBC]

@IMechE, @IMechE_Worcs 

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Malvern Radar and Technology History Society (MRATHS) exists to preserve the heritage of the Government Research at Malvern which conducted research and development in support of the armed forces. With photographic archive material and physical artefacts on display at the Festival, the Society will highlight some of past breakthroughs in infra-red and radar technology credited to Malvern's boffins. [Stand TBC]


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STEM Ambassadors use their enthusiasm and commitment to encourage young people to enjoy STEM subjects. They open the doors to a world of opportunities and possibilities which come from pursuing STEM subjects and careers. STEM Ambassadors not only inspire young people, they also support teachers in the classroom by explaining current applications of STEM in industry or research. [Stand TBC]

@STEMLearningUK (@STEMNET previously) 


 Subject to change.

2018 Family Day Sponsors

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