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Interactive Zones

2019 saw over 48,000 engaged visitors to our interactive zones across six extraordinary days of science, participating in interactive fun for all ages exploring marvellous materials and futuristic technology, the latest exciting research and code-cracking.

Our aim is to inspire our visitors of all ages and to show some of the incredible science, engineering and technology in the world around us. If your goal is to showcase your innovations, help push diversity in STEM and reach new audiences – get in touch!

Our visitors love:

  • Lots of hands on opportunities
  • Engaging, interactive and fun activities where they can discover things for themselves
  • Enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable people to talk to
  • Relevant things to take away

Our visitors do not want:

  • Text heavy posters and display boards
  • Long videos
  • Leaflets and brochures
  • Activities that they watch stand holders deliver, rather than take part in
  • Throwaway plastic giveaways

Discover Zone

The heart of the Cheltenham science festival with an aim of exciting visitors with new innovations in science, technology, engineering and maths and getting our visitors up close and personal with the best communicators working at the forefront of scientific research.


Rustic, materials-focussed, activities have included slime making, 3D printing, pottery making, willow weaving, robot programming, to create a celebration of making.

Cyber Zone

Visitors step into the digital world, a colourful vibrant space of ethical hacking, cyber security, coding, gaming and code-cracking.

Other Opportunities

We have more opportunities around out festival gardens where we have beach huts and smaller gazebo style tents.

To find out about Exhibitor Costs contact us at or call us on 01242 537256

Written Submissions: Apply Here

Video Submissions: Apply Here

Please fill in the form giving as much information as possible. The deadline for all interactive spaces is Midday Friday 20th December 2019.