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Join Aardman at Butlin’s for The Astonishing Family Science Weekend

Fancy a weekend away that’s a little bit different this September? Then how about combining a stay at Butlin’s resort in Minehead with some fantastic family-friendly activities during its very first Astonishing Family Science Weekend? There will be a host of science-themed activities and experiences to enjoy during your stay, perfect for families with 7-13 year olds, and Aardman is getting in on the action! 

Along with other big names such as the National Space Centre and The Science Museum, Aardman will be presenting a live show and running workshops, giving you a peek into the fascinating world of animation and showing you how to make your very own Morph or Shaun the Sheep.

As well as getting to know more about your favourite Aardman characters and trying your hand at animation, you’ll be able to fire rockets, crack wartime codes with an Enigma machine and get lost in virtual reality with Oculus Rift. The weekend is all about having fun whilst giving families the chance to learn something new and create some amazing memories!

On top of all these fantastic drop-in activities, visitors also get to experience all the entertainment for which Butlin’s is famous, including Splash Waterworld and Traditional Fairground rides. Oh, and did we mention the resort is just moments from a sandy beach?

The Astonishing Family Science Weekend takes place between 18th and 21st September – you can find out full details and book your weekend away here.


Butlin’s is offering you the chance to experience its Astonishing Family Science Weekend for free with a fantastic competition to win a family break for two adults and 2 children. The prize includes all the activities taking place during the special event, access to all Butlins’ first-class facilities and 3 nights’ accommodation in a Gold self-catering apartment (including a premium dining plan for the duration of your stay.)

To enter the competition and to read the full terms and conditions, visit the Butlin’s competition page. Good luck!


Butlin’s is offering Morph fans and extra £20 off bookings with the code ANIMATE when you book before 31st August 2015*

*Extra £20 off is a per booking discount and is off Butlin’s current online prices for new bookings only for the 18th – 21st September Astonishing  Family Science Weekend, Minehead when quoting offer code ANIMATE. This £20 off cannot be used with any other offer or internet code and breaks must be booked by 31st August 2015. £20 off does not apply to two night breaks or rooms for two. All offers are subject to promotional availability, may be withdrawn at any time and cannot be combined with any other offer or internet code except the 5% Premier Club loyalty discount. See for full terms and conditions. 

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