A week-long festival of science has kicked off in Sutton this week.

The Big Bang Festival opened on July 9 with a programme of events which aim to celebrate a range of areas in engineering, science, and technology.

It ties in with the annual Big Bang Fair which is set to be held at Sutton Grammar School this Friday (July 13) as part of a UK-wide programme led by Engineering UK.

Successful Sutton BID manager Patricia Park said: “Science, maths and engineering play a fundamental role in our everyday lives, and the Celebration of Science will be an exciting and interactive way to bring that to life.

“We wanted to offer a fully immersive and inclusive experience for all our visitors, and to inspire our future students.

“We are delighted to be working with our partners to stage a festival, and look forward to seeing everyone enjoying the fantastic line-up of events and activities that Sutton has to offer.”

The festival will round off with a free family day and science trail on July 14 in both Sutton High Street and Manor Park in Throwley Way.

Attractions include a “giant” animatronic T-Rex, zorbing arena, as well as science shows and experiments.

On the science trail, you pick up a map and follow the route around the zones while stopping off and meeting with exhibitors while trying out activities.

You can collect stickers at each stop along the route and add it to your map, with there being 22 in total.

And to qualify for the prize draw, entrants must complete all eight of the mandatory activities alongside a further four of your choice.

TV presenter and personality Johnny Ball will also be giving a talk on “all things numbers” at Waterstones as part of the celebrations, followed by a book signing.

This festival has been organised by Successful Sutton Business Improvement District, in partnership with Sutton Council, Opportunity Sutton, Sutton Grammar School, STEM Learning, Engineering UK, the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and Seventh Corner.