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Join us on Sat 22nd of June at RNAS Culdrose from 10am - 4pm 

The first future of flight festival for girls

IS NOW SOLD OUT!

This family festival will be packed with real aircraft, a huge VR zone, exciting science shows, and over 20 stalls with hands on activities that bring together creativity, play, and exploration. Created for girls*, the festival will give them a chance to play and discover all the exciting areas within aviation and aerospace, with a focus on opportunities in the South West.

 

But that’s not all, for girls can meet role models and talk to pilots, engineers, and other professionals working in space and aviation throughout the festival. With talks throughout the day and stands from UK wide aviation companies, girls will have a chance to hear amazing tales of adventure and innovation, and kick-start their own journey into these exciting sectors. With hundreds of different careers in aviation and aerospace, the sky's not the limit—it's just the beginning.

At the festival there will also be a chill out zone, food trucks, and a picnic area. We have worked hard to make the day accessible to all and there will be blue badge parking and accessible toilets. 

 

Ready for the best part? Kids go free with a free lunch ticket for all children under 18. 

We’ll see you on the airfield!

 

Please note we will only be allowing people with tickets on to the base. It will not be possible to purchase tickets at the festival. We are fully sold out and the waiting list is now closed.   

*** "Is this just for girls?" This festival is aimed at girls 7-18 to try to encourage more young women to explore careers in aviation and aerospace. In the UK, only 6% of pilots are female and there are similar challenges in engineering, manufacturing, and tech sectors. This event hopes to tackle that gender imbalance and encourage more diversity and inclusion in those spaces. However, at Reach for the Sky Festival and at all our events we welcome all children of all genders and ages and we never turn anyone away.

  • Getting to the Reach for the Sky - is there public transport?
    Yes, RNAS Culdrose is accessible by bus and train. If you are travelling by bus, Falmouth (35), Truro (36) and Redruth (37) have routes which stop directly outside RNAS Culdrose. The nearest train station is Redruth (12 miles from the event) with a connecting bus service to RNAS Culdrose. When you arrive you will go to the main gate where there will be a minibus to take you to the Festival of Tech hanger.
  • Is there parking?
    Yes. There will be free parking right by the hanger. Please drive to the RNAS Culdrose main gate. They will check you have tickets and then you will be guided to the car park. We have spaces reserved for Blue Badge holders as well. You are welcome to arrive and leave at any time during the festival. Please note: We are operating a one way system so we ask that you are patient while everyone parks.
  • What food will there be?
    We have the wonderful Anne's Pasties and Bite Me Streetfood at Reach for the Sky, so attendees have a variety of options to choose from with pasties, burgers, hot dogs and even loaded pizza fries! The Children's free lunch offer is a set offering and can be redeemed at either of these food vendors. There will be vegetarian options for both adults and children. We also welcome people to bring a picnic and are happy for you to bring in outside food and drink. However, this is a children's event and we have a strict No Alcohol policy.
  • Are dogs allowed?
    Unfortunately, no dogs are permitted on site with the exception of guide dogs or support animals.
  • Is this event accessible?
    We are working hard to ensure this event is accessible to as many people as possible. There will be blue badge parking on the day and we have accessible toilets. Please note, there will be loud noises, some flashing lights, and some smoke/steam from some of the activities and the science show. We will also have some music playing in the hanger. We are expecting to have 500 people attend on the day, so it may be very busy at times. We will try to do all we can to support anyone who may find those experiences overwhelming and there will be access to outside spaces and quiet calm zones. If you would like to discuss any additional needs or have any questions or queries about our accessibility, please contact info@tecgirls.co.uk.
  • Is this a girls only event?
    We get asked this a lot! All of our events and workshops are created to help encourage more girls into technology, engineering and creative industries. This is because these are areas where there are still huge gender gaps. We wish we could be just TECkids, but while only 3% of girls in Cornwall study computing science, only 6% of pilots are female, and less than 11% of engineers are female - we can't make that move just yet. For now we will continue to encourage more girls into these spaces and will do all we can to fix this huge problem. HOWEVER - we welcome EVERYONE to our events. We do not ask for evidence of gender. Boys (and men) are always very welcome and we treat everybody with the same levels of kindness and respect. We will always support any children of any gender who show a keen interest in these topics and our free ticket and lunch offer is not gender specific, it is available to all children.
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