Whacky Wonders Workshop




  • School age






This makes That with These - Whacky Wonders Workshop

Head to Coventry Transport Museum for this amazing workshop this October Half Term, where everyday objects become new playful creations for your child to take home!

Is your child curious? Imaginative? A problem solver? If you can say yes to any of these questions, then you know a super engineer in the making!

Sessions available:

  • 27 October 2020 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • 27 October 2020 2.00pm – 4.00pm
  • 29 October 2020 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • 29 October 2020 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Designed for age 7+, but all are welcome

Location: Learning Pods

Price: £6.43 per child including one accompanying adult

Book online in advance

Have you ever wondered what’s inside a toaster, computer mouse, kitchen scales, or toys? This is an opportunity to embrace and discover your child’s engineering skills using a variety of everyday items.

While themes may change, sessions will always be hands-on, providing an opportunity take everyday things apart to understand how they work, before seeing how imaginative you can be when building your own invention.

In past workshops we have seen dinosaurs made from a computer monitor; boats from VHS-tapes; robots from computer keyboards and cars made from calculators. We can’t wait to see even more Whacky Wonders leaving our workshops.

So, what Whacky Wonder will you end up making?

What children will need to bring: 

  • One very supportive grown-up to be them throughout their engineering adventure. We know from experience that all mums, dads, uncles, aunties, older siblings, grandparents, carers are perfectly qualified for this role as no previous engineering experience is needed.

What we offer: 

  • A safe and relaxed space.
  • Engineering Skills! The use of real tools to take apart real things.
  • Permission to destroy! We let you break things AND not be told off*.
  • Fun! A game of 'Randomly pick a challenge card of things you can make’ in case you are stuck for inspiration.
  • Expertise! Our Learning Team will encourage you throughout. They are experts in playful engineering and will happily offer support when needed.

You can find out about the Coventry Transport Museum  and it's facilities here.