Families can discover the Magic of Science at the British Motor Museum this half-term from 22-30 October. Children can get up close to one of the Ford Anglias which starred in the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – and then join the mad scientists for some magical experiments.

The Black Cat Trail takes place every day, where children can search around the Museum for the hidden black cats and, with a torch, discover the colour of each cat's eyes. The Extraordinary Family Tour runs from 22-24 and 28-30 October, when children can join Professor Pickle or Doctor Pumpkin for an interactive family tour, exploring the Museum to seek out the extraordinary in the collection.

The Magic of Science Show takes place from 25-27 October with the mad scientists performing mind-blowing experiments in the not-so-secret lab. The Professor is stuck in the past and thinks a car is a horse-drawn carriage, however Dr Pumpkin will bring him back to the present in the 20-minute show which explores the invention of the car. Children can also make their own Thaumatrope - an optical toy which was very popular in Victorian times.

Museum entry is £40 for a family in advance or £44 on the day, £14.50 for adults in advance or £16 on the day, £12.50 for concessions in advance or £14 on the day, £9 for children (5-16 years) in advance or £10 on the day and under 5s are free. All family activities are included in Museum admission and run on a drop in basis, just visit the Family Activity station on arrival to find out what is going on when. All activities are suitable for 3+ years with adult supervision, unless otherwise specified.

To find out more information about half-term activities call 01926 895300 or visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on/

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