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Free open day celebrating 50 years of CAT!

Free open day celebrating 50 years of CAT!

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Join us at CAT on Saturday 19th August for a family-friendly open day to celebrate our 50th anniversary – with free entry all day.

Throughout the day, we’ll have hands-on activities, workshops, talks, tours, storytelling, music and more as we come together with friends old and new to celebrate this incredible milestone.

A wide range of family-friendly workshops will allow visitors of all ages to get to grips with renewable energy, green building, nature ID and more, whilst talks and tours will bring the CAT site to life.

Child using an electric microscope to look at creatures in soil

Family-friendly workshops

Budding engineers can experiment with wind power, hydro and solar with our education team, testing out different approaches and learning more about clean energy sources.

Meanwhile, lecturers from CAT’s Graduate School will be helping aspiring architects and builders to get creative in ‘Architects of the Future’ workshops, or to get stuck in to some hands-on green building activities and woodland crafts.

Families can explore future worlds in ‘Bold Futures’ workshops – imagining what they would like the world to be like in 10, 20, 50 years’ time, and how we can make it happen.

Nature spotting

Moreover, throughout the day nature-lovers of all ages can explore acres of woodland trails and wild spaces and hone their nature-spotting skills with CAT’s wildlife rangers – there will be pond dipping and insect ID, plus the chance to take a closer look at microscopic worlds.

Child looks at moth

Discover more about CAT – and what you can do

There is also the opportunity to hear more about our current work and future plans, with talks, tours and information stands, covering everything from skills training and postgraduate degrees to CAT’s Free Information Service.

See you there!

Eileen Kinsman, CAT co-CEO said: “50 years is quite a milestone, and we’re delighted to be welcoming friends old and new to celebrate with us here at CAT on this special day. Whether you’re a regular visitor or coming to CAT for the first time, we would love you to join us for a day filled with fun and inspiration as we look forward to the next 50 years.”

Activities start from 10am and entry is free all day – see you there!

Find out more about what’s on, pre-book your tickets, and look at options for getting to CAT: 

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Celebrating CAT at 50, together

Join us this summer as we celebrate the big 5-0 with a day packed full of family-friendly activities, workshops, talks, tours, music and more.
CAT at 50