Discover the future at fantastic free event for families

The amazing Discover event is back, featuring free, fun activities for families aimed at helping youngsters discover their future potential. The first ever Discover in March attracted thousands of people to Scunthorpe and the next Discover will be even better. Interactive activities, fascinating science experiments and hands-on entertainment will all be taking place on Saturday 24 September, 11am to 4pm, at Engineering UTC North Lincolnshire, 20:21 Visual Arts Centre, St John's Market, Scunthorpe Central and Church Square, Scunthorpe.

Discover encourages five to 12-year-olds gain and explore future skills - even including how to build a rocket! It will also help them and their parents understand the wealth of career opportunities North Lincolnshire has to offer. Centred around the theme of sustainability, Discover will help youngsters gain and explore future skills - setting them on the right path for a brighter, greener future.

This ties in with the council's A Green Future policy, designed to bring the whole of North Lincolnshire together to protect the environment for generations to come. Discover will also be a chance for people to get a first look at Scunthorpe's new urban park in Church Square, which will be officially opened on the day. The landmark development, which features a statement water feature surrounded by beautiful trees, plants, benches and more, will provide a welcoming environment in the heart of the town.

A range of local businesses and organisations will be at Discover, staging activities, games and challenges for children to enjoy at a range of different zones. Each zone will feature exciting interactive displays and exhibits, including Lion Learners animal handling, Alpacas and Friends, a massive graffiti wall and Mini Medics. If you take part in six activities on the day and scan the QR code you will get a small prize.

St John's Market will be hosting the Food Zone and giving a 10 per cent discount on the day. Panto star Annie Fanny will also be at the event - oh yes she will! The stage star will be helping children improve their acting skills.

Humberside Police will be in attendance giving youngsters a taste of what it is like to be a real-life crime fighter. R-evolution will help families discover the fun and benefits of cycling and holding a bike balance challenge - how long can you keep your balance on a bike? Lab Rascals will also be inspiring children with the joy of science with a mini wind turbine challenge (must be prebooked via Eventbrite) and there will be a range of other experiments and demonstrations, including a fun rocket challenge, an introduction to CAD and coding, a buzz wire, making solar-powered colour-changing bracelets, an interactive crime scene exhibition - and much more.

Local author Jane Keightley will be hosting creative writing activities at Scunthorpe Central and families can discover how what the people of North Lincolnshire did during the war affects our environment today. John Leggott College will be hosting a Discover Health activity and a range of emergency service vehicles, as well as North Lincolnshire Council recycling trucks, will also be on hand. Anesta McCullagh, Principal of Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire, said: "We are excited to announce that again we will be hosting North Lincolnshire Council for their successful Discover event this autumn.

"The event earlier in the year saw hundreds of families engaging in STEM activities at the UTC with our amazing UTC STEM Leaders from year 9 and 10.

"We welcome the opportunity to co-host with our colleagues from North Lincolnshire Council, 20-21, Cycle R-evolution, St Johns Market, and all of the businesses leading on this great family event."