For budding space scientists, bookworms, fun-lovers, and thinkers alike, HowTheLightGetsIn has plenty on offer to keep children and young adults of all ages busy in our Mindcraft area, from tots right up to sixth formers. There'll be craft and tech stalls plus sandpit and fairground rides, and the Hangout for older children. Young adults can learn from the world's leading thinkers at the IAI School and Academy. And this year we're excited to be expanding our offering to include a whole Children and Young Adult's Programme, including talks, interactive sessions and learning experiences to pique the curiosity of 7-12 year olds. Explore all these options in more detail below... 

We welcome under 12s to the festival free of charge when accompanied by an adult - register here for your free ticket. Tickets for 12-17 year olds are available at a discounted rate.

Young Adults

19 10 29. IAI School

IAI School

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IAI Academy


19 10 29. Childrens tent

Children and Young Adults Programme

19 10 29. Park Hangout

The Park Hangout

Little Ones

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Sandpit and Games

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19 11 28. Group Bookings

Group Booking

19 11 28. Competition