Take a trip to the observatory on the Big Weekend of Barnaby Festival on 18 & 19 June. The Christ Church lawns will be transformed into a family event in true Wild Rumpus style. Expect tents filled with music, film, science and stars. Lie back on the grass and enjoy some gorgeous street food.


The full Observatory programme will be revealed in due course, but you can expect ridiculous science from the likes of Being 747, a pop-up planetarium, star-making, hands-on-science, classical music, storytelling, and family films as the sun begins to set.

Don’t forget to snap up your tickets for the Astronomer’s Story too, inside Christ Church. All the details are here.


The Observatory will take place on 18 & 19 June 2016, from 10am-9pm, on the Christ Church lawns.

Christ Church

Great King Street


SK11 6EG