Half term in a Motorhome – Jodrell bank

Are you planning a trip away this half term with the children? Do you want to keep their interest whilst learning at the same time? I have a great idea for you when you hire one of our motorhomes from us here at Easicampervan hire in Manchester.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

When you are planning a trip in your motorhome it’s great to have some ideas before you set off on your travels. Within a 30 minute drive of our location at Manchester there is Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre that aims to inspire the scientists of the future. They work alongside scientists & engineers to create some great exhibitions & events throughout the year.

They have some great sessions planned for the Easter half term, most of which running between the 8th April 2019 – 22nd April , there are great interactive sessions exploring the solar system, meeting experts and exploring the site. At Jodrell Bank they also have some great nature trails for the whole family to enjoy. From exploring the life of the Honey Bee to the space playground that can be explored by the children.

Jodrell bank has a lot to boast about when it comes to science, Jodrell Bank played a role in developing the new science of radio astronomy. Before this astronomy was carried out solely by using just telescopes. The Lovell Telescope is a Grade 1 listed structure that was completed in 1957 and is now the third largest steerable dish radio telescope in the world at the moment. For any budding scientists among us it would be heaven to visit & a very interesting place for all the family. You can book and check what is going on at Jodrell Bank all year round with the link below.


Jodrell bank also holds an annual camping festival that is 4 days long, last year it was the biggest in their history with music acts such as The Chemical Brothers, Future Islands & the Halle Orchestra. It is designed to be a celebration of science, arts, music and culture. It attracts thousands of people each year, so if you are looking for a festival local to Manchester then this is a great one that is family friendly, and also Ideal for taking a motorhome to also. You can check dates & book tickets on the link above.

With Jodrell bank being so close to Manchester, there are some great camp sites that you can book on to for your stay in the Manchester area. I have found a great site that includes all the attractions close to Jodrell Bank as well as the local camp sites. It’s a great tool for any of your travel needs in the Manchester area. The link is just below:

I hope you enjoy your time in Manchester in our Motorhome, you can contact us on 0044 1942 77 88 99 for prices & availability or you can visit our Manchester Motorhome Hire