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The STEAM trail at Westlakes Science Park has been developed with partners from business and academia and blends outdoor learning with digital to give young people a fun, interactive and informative experience.  

Commissioned by BEC with funding and support from Sellafield Ltd the STEAM trail is free to use and can be accessed by anyone.

About the STEAM trail

The curriculum focused destination for local schools at Key Stage 2 and 3 level features knowledge boards on topics ranging from photography to solar energy, with a dedicated app to encourage learning via digital platforms.

The trail has been designed to give youngsters an understanding of how STEAM subjects are part of our daily lives and how they are represented by the many amazing businesses that call Westlakes Science Park home.

The STEAM trail also encourages students to explore the integral links between the arts and traditionally promoted STEM subjects.

The trail boosts visibility for local employers based at Westlakes Science Park to potential future employees and encourages more young people into STEAM activities .

Ready to STEAM ahead?

Book an educational visit

Please be aware there is a new parking management scheme in place at Westlakes Science Park. For users of the STEAM Trail, we are able to offer free parking, please  contact us for further information. Alternatively, pay & display parking is available at the Innovation Centre. 

For free parking, please call 01946 595200 or email prior to your visit. If visiting on weekends please contact us during office hours Monday-Friday (9:00-17:30). 


The trail was inspired by Cuthbert the Sheep, an original artwork painted and sponsored by children at St Cuthbert’s Primary School, and purchased by BEC, as part of the Go Herdwick fundraising campaign for the Calvert Trust in 2016. You can visit Cuthbert at Ingwell Hall.

Our STEAM trail partners

Sellafield Ltd

Funder and strategic support

Design Code

Design and content


App development

University of Manchester

(Dalton Cumbria Facility) Content Contributor

Lakes College

Education Contributor

University of Central Lancashire

(UCLan) Content Contributor