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Tŷ Pawb and Xplore! Science Discovery Centre are teaming up once again for a family friendly weekend of spectacular interactive shows, hands on science activities, arts workshops, and much more! This year’s festival will take place on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th August 2024 and promises to be the most exciting edition yet! Here are some of the activities you can look forward to….



Explore the wonderful world of our senses, and the tricks they play on us. Prepare to be amazed by multi-sensory tricks & visual illusions in this demo-packed exploration of your amazing brain and senses- including a few you didn’t know you had!


Sonic Spider

Play and listen to ‘the world’s first eight-legged musical instrument’ and explore the mind of the female orb web spider through sound. For humans, listening to the sounds around us is the closest that we can come to entering the spider’s world of vibrations….


The Bad Boy of Science

Join acclaimed particle physicist AND science communicator, Sam Gregson for a fast-paced, interactive, educational physics show, full of open-minded wonder – and a hint of comedy!


Never a Gull Moment!

Join playful Fishmongers Cliff and Nestor in this comical and engaging walkabout act as they search for an impossible solution to the question: what to do about all the gulls? With a surprising message about the environment and conservation, prepare to ruffle some feathers with interactive puppetry, physical and verbal comedy for families, and an eye-catching flock of giddy gulls!


A summer holiday highlight for families

Lead Member with responsibility for Tŷ Pawb, Cllr Hugh Jones, said: “Since returning to Wrexham in 2019, Darganfod Science Festival has grown in popularity and ambition each year and is now one of the highlights of the summer holidays in the city centre.


“Last year’s festival was the most successful edition yet, with over 800 people attending over two days. We are hoping to build on the success this year and hope to see even more families enjoying an extravaganza of engaging science and art.”


“We are so pleased to announce that Darganfod//discover is back and bigger than ever for another year!” Said Clair Griffiths, Community Outreach and Funding coordinator for Xplore! “The festival aims to broaden ours and Ty Pawb’s ever growing engagement with the Wrexham community, by offering a vibrant hub where STEM and the arts intersect. We’re eagerly looking forward to hosting everyone for what promises to be our most diverse and exhilarating festival yet!”


Lead Member for Economy & Regeneration, Cllr Nigel Williams said: “The success of this fantastic partnership between Tŷ Pawb and Xplore!, supported by our City Centre Events team, is a tremendous achievement for all involved and a really positive story for Wrexham.”

“The exciting mix of interactive activities and high quality shows has struck a chord with local families and has helped attract a lot of new audiences to these two city centre brilliant venues. We look forward to Darganfod being part of another fantastic summer holiday of events in Wrexham.”


Darganfod/Discover Science Discovery Festival takes place on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August 2024.


Get your tickets here!

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