A giant spider has made a nest at Eureka! Science + Discovery in Merseyside as part of their half term event Bothersome Beasts and their Bad Reputations.

The 4.3 metre anatomically correct house spider hands from the ceiling, complete with 20cm fangs, giving brave visitors the ultimate selfie opportunity.

The centre is also offer a string of workshops to create slime, spiders and worms or even spooky stop motion animation with Jam Coding.  There’s also plenty happening for the youngest members of the family with woodland themed story time sessions where little ones can sit on toadstools while one of Eureka’s Enablers reads a beastly tale, plus Bothersome Beasts pebble painting (activities vary daily).

Eureka! Science + Discovery is designed to engage and inspire children and young people aged up to 14 in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) subjects, with a dedicated area for children aged 7 and under called The Burrow.

Their standard price ticket is actually a Eureka! annual pass, so you pay once and get to go back as many times as you like for free for the next 12 months.