THE creators of the award-winning bluedot Festival are hosting a day of family-focused fun this weekend, marking the launch of Glasshouse at Alderley Park.

Bruntwood SciTech has announced details for microdot at Alderley Park this Saturday, February 15 from 9am to 4pm – a day of family activities designed for budding scientists and tech buffs alike.

GAIA – the huge Earth installation by artist Luke Jerram – will be the centrepiece of the day. Measuring seven metres in diameter, Gaia features highly detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface and will provide a unique opportunity to see our amazing planet on this scale, floating in three dimensions.

Early morning yoga classes by Everybody Sport & Recreation will take place directly underneath the award-winning installation.

Families are invited to help bring tech to life with fun interactive shows such as 'Who Wants to be a Superhero' and 'Music to Your Ears' hosted by Science Made Simple.

Cheshire-based Skills Supply will be on hand for some fast-paced drone racing action, teaching families to fly ultra-stable drones and pit their skills against other racers around custom-made courses.

Adventurous kids are invited to explore the vast woodlands and nature at Alderley Park by joining Sharky and George in a treasure hunt, completing various scientific themed challenges along the way.

See alderleypark.co.uk/microdot