Space Day!

Cressing Temple Barns

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Essex Libraries will be blasting off with a cosmic launch of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Space Chase, on Saturday 20 July as part of Space Day at Cressing Temple Barns. Space Day is a galactic day of events to celebrate the first moon landing and includes astronomy societies, planetarium and large outdoor cinema screenings.


This great family fun day includes all of the below for one ticket price (online price: £6/adult, £5/child)


(3 sessions throughout the day, discover the constellations)

Space themed stories

(Space storytimes for all the family led by Essex Libraries includes one sensory storytime)

Toy Rocket launches

(Stomp rocket sessions timed throughout the day)

Star and planet themed crafts

(Including Flik Flak aliens and space cadet hats)

Solar gazing with North Essex Astronomical Society

(Available all day)

NASA Space Suit

(See a real NASA space suit! and take your photo)

Mobile Library

Outdoor Cinema

(Watch classic space themed family films throughout the day)

Children's Dress up

(Come and try on our space suits and alien costumes and take your selfie on the moon)

 Space Hopper area

(Grab one of our space hoppers and bounce, race and generally have lots of fun)

Face Painter

Space Trail

(Pick up your trail on arrival and buzz about the site following the clues and collect your reward at the end)

Space Dig in the Sand Pit

Space Art

(Jackie Burns Art will be doing workshops with the children)

You'll be able to join the Space Chase on the day and get your summer reading journey off to a flying start!

You can follow the Space Chase reading challenge at any library in the county, it's free of charge, children will just need a library card. Children are encouraged to read six books throughout the school holidays and at the end they will receive a medal and certificate!




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20th July 2019


10am to 3pm

Who is it for?

For all the family


Early Bird Prices Adults - £6 Children - £5

How to book

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