Quingo Scooters, Accessible Attractions, Magna Science, Days out

Quingo Scooters Accessible Attractions: Magna Science

There’s no better way to beat the January blues than with an exciting day out! Exploring the earth’s elements in a series of stimulating and interactive areas, science lovers are sure to be big fans of the Magna Science Adventure Centre. This week, Quingo Scooters are heading to Rotherham to discover the spectacles of science and technology as part of our accessible attractions series.

Adventure Centre

Located in a disused steel mill, the centre is packed with exhibits and displays where you can explore science and technology and all things air, earth, fire and water. You’ll find a series of audio-visual exhibitions and informative tours to guide you through the impressive attraction which stands 9 storeys high and is a third of a mile long.

What’s on

  • Air Pavilion: Located 15 metres above the ground in Magna’s rafters and accessible by lifts, this is home to exciting air-based activities. Presenting the story and science of air, you can witness a selection of some early attempts at flight, from the comical to the disastrous. Creating patterns with air cannons or exploring how sound is made, there’s plenty to keep all entertained.
  • The Big Melt: Bringing the steel heritage of Rotherham to life, the Big Melt is an impressive and interactive feature. Using Magna’s history as a steel mill, the breathtaking feature can be seen and heard from everywhere. The show is set around one of the original electric arc furnaces to create a pyrotechnic and audio display. With the show running for 12 minutes and at regular intervals throughout the day, make sure you don’t miss this spectacle on your visit.
  • Water Pavilion: Housed in a giant steel wave, you’ll find a series of interactive games to challenge yourself as you learn all about water. Whether you’re racing to lift water by turning wheels or exploring the world of water, the rain clouds overhead mean you’re likely to get wet!
  • Café: Should you need to take a break from all the excitement, the café provides a perfect stop. With a wide variety of food and drink to enjoy, including sandwiches, pasta and hot drinks, you can sit back and relax.

Opening times and prices

Magna opens for 2018 on 3 January, from 10am to 4pm. Following on from this, opening times differ, with more information available here. Prices vary, 1-2-1 carers can visit the attraction free of charge. You can find more information on ticket prices here.

Getting there

Located in the Templeborough district of Rotherham, the site is on Magna Road and is accessible via all major travel links. If you are travelling by car, the postcode S60 1FD will bring you to the location and the route is clearly signposted. Blue badge parking is available at Meadowhall Shopping Centre, which is a mile away. National trains and local buses serve the area. The X1 Steel Link service drops visitors outside Magna every 10 minutes. More information on getting there can be found here.


Magna’s building is fully accessible. All surfaces are level, with lifts available to all floors. Accessible toilets can also be found throughout the attraction. For more information, you can call the centre on 01709 723116 to discuss your requirements or visit the website here.

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