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Easter treats at green technology centre
Visitors to the Centre for Alternative Technology at Machynlleth this Easter are in for a big surprise. Thanks to support from the Millenium Commission, the Big Lottery Fund and Enfys, the cnetre has been hard at work regenerating the site with three brand new displays dedicated to making a day out a day to remember.

On Saturday 8th April, there is a a party to celebrate the completion of the £1/2 million regeneration project, with tours of the new displays, talks about composting and recycling and for the children, face painting and costume making.

There is an impressive wooden two-storey structure that is the Energy & Power display. Visitors can find out how to make a difference in the home and garden with a visit to the new Whole Home display, showcasing everything from eco-friendly products to rainwater harvesting. A Waste & Recycling display will show that waste isn’t a load of old rubbish, especially when you see the fantastic ‘bottle dome’.

Events are held every day during the Easter holidays for both children and adults. For younger visitors, there is a range of special activities that will help them understand how to reduce their impact on the earth including interactive theatre, hands-on workshops, co-operative games, bug and slug hunts and kaleidoscopic video shows. For adults, there are daily guided tours with a CAT staff member to give a personal insight into the Centre for Alternative Technology. The Easter holiday activities run from Saturday 8th until Sunday 23rd April. Guided tours will take place at 2pm daily, with children’s activities starting at 10.30am. Opening hours are 10am to dusk. All of these activities are free, once the normal admission has been paid.


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