2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

STEAM Pavillion

The STEAM Pavilion ‘Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design and Maths!’ is packed to the brim with hands-on activities with specialist equipment from the leading educators, apprentice schemes and manufacturers. A perfect way to show your future engineers, scientists and even just the curious little ones how the world is made!

Enter the  STEAM Pavilion and find hands-on workshops including:

Blackburn College present sessions such as :

  • Have a Go at Bricklaying Session
  • Make Your Own Keyring
  • The Future of Engineering
  • A Master Class in Joinery
  • Make Your Own Nut and Bolt Figurine

UCLAN provide

  • Electronic Circuits and Giant Tetrahedron

As well as:

Venture further, and head inside Blackburn Youth Zone for even more STEAM activities from Robotic sessions; to STEAM stories; to loom knitting.




2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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