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Families can enjoy a series of events which will be quite literally out of this world during the October half term – including a unique chance to gaze at the night sky.

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens in Spalding is hosting three space-themed events suitable for children of all ages.

On Thursday October 29 youngsters can enjoy arts and crafts activities between 11am and 3pm.

There is no need to book in advance, simply turn up and take part. Admission is £2.50 per child.

On Friday October 30 an interactive talk and presentation with Richard Pearce titled ‘Space is a Big Place’ is being held from 11.30am until 12.30pm.

Visitors can enjoy lunch in the gardens before the film ‘Muppets From Space’ is shown at 2pm.

The film is free however booking is essential as spaces are limited to 40 people.

On Saturday October 31 and Sunday November 1 StarLincs Mobile Planetarium will be at Ayscoughfee for a short talk about space.

This will include the story of English astronaut Tim Peakes and his forthcoming mission to the International Space Station.

Guests can also enjoy a spectacular projection of the night time sky as a special planetarium is set up.

Booking is essential as each show is limited to 25 people the cost is £2.50 per adult and £1.50 per child.

Show times are at: 10.45am, 11.30am, 1.00pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

Booking is essential as places are limited. To book contact Ayscoughfee on 01775 764555.

Photos: Mick Morton from StarLincs Planetarium with a mobile Planetarium and the International Space Station

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