Visiting the Centre for Alternative Technology

We visited the Centre
for Alternative Technology
(CAT) during the half term holidays; the boys
really enjoyed their first time at this attraction. It’s worthwhile timing your visit with the school holidays as
they put on additional activities.

two gentlemen hosting the kid’s activities in the Straw Bale Theatre were very
friendly and welcoming. My two were
actually reluctant to leave and continue investigating the rest of the site (I
had to coax them out with the offer of lunch!).

liked the opportunity to be creative and learn about building their own
vehicles. The staff were so helpful and
encouraging, taking the time to show the boys how to get their vehicles moving. They left feeling very proud of their

Designing a vehicle and it moved! Happy with his creation 😀 #centreforalternativetechnology x

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lunch the new Quarry Walk was a great way to get some fresh air and discover
more of the heritage of area. I am all
for attractions that make the most of their beautiful outdoor space and get
everyone active. If you’re lucky you
might see some wildlife and hear the woodpeckers, CAT have worked hard
improving the space and as a result more creatures (including some rare ones)
have made it their home.

Enjoying the new Quarry Trail at the #centreforalternativetechnology x

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attraction is very educational, it also inspires you to want to be greener and
more considerate of the impact you have on the environment.

Watch out for the giant slug at the #centreforalternativetechnology – I love the idea of green roofs #livingroofs and how they can help us adapt to climate change x

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Do watch the introductory video on your
arrival as its very enlightening learning more about CAT and the work they do.

boys liked exploring the Mole Hole it’s very dark so you can pretend to be a
mole too! We had to make a return visit
because once wasn’t enough.

Meeting a giant mole 😀 x

A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Nov 4, 2016 at 10:40am PDT

Lots of fun
was also had interacting with different exhibitions illustrating sustainable
energy methods. CAT
had a nice playground and the cake at the café comes highly recommended by us.

the Cliff Railway was not in operation for our visit, but it’s definitely a
unique way to arrive at the attraction.

am sure we will visit again soon.

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