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A Dalek Invasion at Winchester Science Centre

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April 25, 2017

This weekend we celebrated Isaac’s 9th birthday and booked a surprise day out for him.
Isaac is Doctor Who mad, so when I heard that a Dalek Invasion was coming to Winchester Science Centre, I knew it would be something we would all love to attend.
We dug out our Doctor Who costumes with Eliza choosing to go as the tenth doctor and Isaac deciding upon his Cyberman costume and set off for Winchester.
Winchester Science Centre
Once inside we were booked onto two Dr Who themed shows and then headed off to see Dr Who themed displays, hands-on science, strolling costumers from the Charity Dalek Squad and even got inside the TARDIS.
Tardis at Winchester Science Centre
All three kids were in their element as we spotted characters including the 4th, 5th, 7th, 11th Doctors, K9, Missy, Strax Sontaran, War Doctor, Captain Jack Harkness, a Silurian, the scary Foretold Mummy and UNIT soldiers who were roaming the venue…….
7th Doctor and K9
……and the Daleks of course!!
The first show of the experience was “Meet the Daleks” which was hosted by Captain Jack Harkness plus the 7th and 11th Doctors.
Winchester Science Centre
This show gave us the chance to find out more about the Daleks that had been roaming the Science Centre, who each answered questions from the audience. Be warned, never ask a Dalek how they go to the toilet!!
Captain Jack Harkness
The show was entertaining and funny and the kids loved watching the Daleks move and talk like they do on the TV show, although they were not quite brave enough to stand next to a moving talking one for a photo, so approach a Silurian instead.
Silurian Winchester Science Centre
The second show of the day was a Dr Who play, a light-hearted play with a confused 5th Doctor, UNIT, Captain Jack Harkness and the Daleks.
Dr Who Play
It was only about 15 minutes long but the kids loved and of course, the Doctor saved the day!!
Winchester Science Centre
We emerged to find more characters wandering around and headed of to play and learn with some of the equipment.
Winchester Science Centre
The kids loved the Little Big Room for its optical illusions, making them seem bigger than me and each other.
Winchester Science Centre
The face swap screen was a hit too!
Winchester Science Centre
On this visit to the Science Centre, we also discovered an area where had never seen before……….the garden.
Winchester Science Centre
There is a small play area with climbing equipment for the kids to climb on…..
Winchester Science Centre
….plus an experiments area with water play equipment that Sebby adored.
Winchester Science Centre
We played outside for some time as the weather was beautiful but made sure we were downstairs for the Dalek parade which was happening at 4.30pm.
Daleks at Winchester Science Centre
Everyone from the Charity Dalek Squad took part and the Daleks even took revenge on some boys that were taunting them with a brief demonstration of how they go to the toilet (water pistols to you and me).

Keep an eye on the Winchester Science Centre facebook page for upcoming events as they have them regularly and we enjoyed a Horrible Science day out there back in November.

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    Sarah MumofThree World

    April 25, 2017

    It looks amazing! What a brilliant thing for Doctor Who fans to experience. The kids look fab in their costumes.
    Happy birthday, Isaac!

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    Jen Walshaw

    April 25, 2017

    This looks FAB. I love all the outfit. We are big Dr Who fans here, but not big dressing up fans.

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    April 25, 2017

    Totally love their costumes! They look so awesome! Hope Issac had an amazing birthday, can’t believe he is 9 now!!!

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    Cass Bailey

    April 26, 2017

    Aaaw this looks like so much fun for them – what a great day out x x

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    April 26, 2017

    What fun! We have been meaning to pay a visit to Winchester Science Centre for the longest time it really does look like such a fab day out for all the family.

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    Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

    April 26, 2017

    What an awesome day out for Doctor Who fans! The kids look fab in their outfits. Hope Isaac had a great birthday 🙂

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    April 26, 2017

    Wow what an incredible place to visit! So much to see and do, truly a Doctor Who heaven 🙂

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    April 26, 2017

    What a truly wonderful way to celebrate your 9th birthday – so much fun!

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    five little doves

    April 26, 2017

    What a fab day out this looks to be!! I love your photos!

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    Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...

    April 27, 2017

    I sooooo wish my kids were older and into Dr Who! Chris and I would have loved this 🙁

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    Ana De- Jesus

    April 27, 2017

    You are the coolest mummy ever. He must have been so excited to see the Dalek invasion especially when he is doctor who mad x

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    Newcastle Family Life

    April 27, 2017

    My other half is a huge Dr Who fan so he would love this. It looks like you all had a great day, love the costumes x

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    April 28, 2017

    What a wonderful birthday surprse. Looks like a fantastic day out was had and how awesome are the costumes.

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    Suzy McCullough

    April 28, 2017

    Never mind the daleks look at that water play area woah!!!!! This looks so much fun. I wish we lived closer. It looks like they had an amazing day. I love the tardis photo. Bonus the sun was out!

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    April 29, 2017

    As a doctor who fan myself must admit I’m slightly jealous! Looks like you had a fab day

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    Mandi - Big family Little Adventures

    April 29, 2017

    Happy Birthday Isaac, they look brilliant in their costumes. What a great way to spend his birthday.

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    April 29, 2017

    Oh wow! What a fabulous idea for a birthday! Happy Birthday Isaac!
    Also love the costumes a lot, everyone looks so cute!

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    April 29, 2017

    Oh wow this is amazing – what a treat for anyone who loves Dr Who – looks like you kids absolutely loved it
    Laura x

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    May 1, 2017

    What great fun! Mine would have loved all of that, and the water play is a great addition too.

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