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Weekends of Imagination

What is Weekends of Imagination?

At MOTAT we’re all about hands on learning, that’s why every weekend we are offering interactive activities that aim to inspire your imagination! With themes that change every month there’s always a fun and engaging learning experience on offer!

Weekends of Imagination was created to encourage young minds to think outside the box, so come along to MOTAT every Saturday and Sunday engage with other kids and flex your creative muscles together!




April: Puppets and Dioramas

*From 14 April this activity will be in conjunction with Backyard Blockbusters

For the month of April, Weekends of Imagination is putting on a puppet and diorama making experience in the mezzanine of the Idea Collective. Kids can create their own miniature worlds to activate their puppets’ character. A wide range of craft materials will be on offer to bring their characters to life. Explore different puppeteering styles such as sock puppets, stick puppets, and paper bag puppets all within their specially created cardboard worlds.

From the 14th April to the end of the month The Idea Collective will include MOTAT’s April School Holiday Experience ‘Backyard Blockbusters’. With your newly created puppets and diorama’s you can learn how to make your own puppet movie with lighting, props, and sounds activities too! Come along to the Idea Collective this April and fuel your imagination with these complementary craft-driven experiences. 




May: Slot Cars

Come along to the Mezzanine space of The Idea Collective this May and explore the exciting world of slot cars.
How can you get your car around the track in the most interesting and exciting way? Get your imagination cranking and collaborate with other kids to build the track of your dreams! 

From the 1st of May, there will be a number of tracks to experiment with supported by educational signage on the Electric Vehicle movement. There will also be the option of decorating your track with grandstands, spectators and scenery to give your design the true look and feel of a race car track!

*Depending on the demand for the activity visitors can experiment with adding features to the cars that will affect its speed and encourage discussion around aerodynamics and weight distribution in vehicles.