Under 5s informal science learning directory, East of England

 Please note that this list is not exhaustive and details are subject to change. Science from the Start is not responsible for the content of external websites.

East of England

Cambridge Science Centre

Cambridge Science Centre
18 Jesus Lane
United Kingdom

01223 967965


The What’s On page of Cambridge Science Centre can be filtered for events that are listed as suitable for under 5s.


Forest Schools

Some Forest Schools run parent and toddler groups – Forest Schools can be found by region here.


High Lodge Thetford Forest

IP27 0AF

01842 815434


Learning activities at High Lodge include self-led trails, some of which are suitable for Foundation Stage age children. At various times other activities, such as themed trails, which are suitable for under 5s may be available (check the Forestry Commission website for details).


Scotsdales Garden Centre

Scotsdales Cambridge
120 Cambridge Road
Great Shelford
CB22 5JT
01223 842777


Little Seedlings

“The Little Seedling events are suited to 2 – 5 year olds. We have stories and activities, with some fantastic themes and activities planned. Spaces are limited so booking is advised to guarantee a place. These sessions usually happen on the last Wednesday of the month with a couple of extra sessions in the longer breaks, to tie in with the older children’s activities.”


Welney Wetland Centre

Nr. Wisbech
PE14 9TN

01352 860711


Wetland Centres have a range of activities suitable for children – check their events pages for daily and one-off events (please be aware that some activities are listed as not suitable for children or for under 2s – they should be checked individually).


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