A primary purpose of Otley Science Festival is to raise awareness of and interest in science amongst the younger generation. Consequently we include a number of events for schools in the Festival week.

These are designed for primary schools (home educators also welcome).  They run during the day of the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the Science Festival week in November: 12th, 13th and 14th.

We are currently working out the details for the 2019 Festival which will be published here as soon as it is finalised. In the meatime you can mark the dates in your calendar. To get a feel for these shows, we have examples of the last couple of years here.

All shows run for 1 hour, with usually 3 shows during the school day. Places are limited, so it is recommended to book early to avoid disappointment.

The cost is £3 per child plus a free staff place for every 10 children.

To book seats for these events please contact the Centre Director at the Otley Courthouse on 01943 467466, email:

Previous years

We also have information and links on some of our schools events previous years here