Make the Future Live is a free festival of ideas and innovation and will be returning to the Park from Thursday 25 until Sunday 28 May, 2017. You will be able to experience bright ideas from school children, students, entrepreneurs and industries coming together to explore what a lower-carbon energy future might look like.

At the heart of the festival is Shell Eco-marathon Europe, which challenges students to design and build ultra energy efficient cars, then drive them on a purpose-built track at the Park to see which can travel the furthest on the least amount of energy. The current record stands at 3,771km – that’s from London to Helsinki and back again on just one litre of fuel! Check out the video below for more information.

There’s also a dedicated schools’ programme for Make the Future Live. Festival registration for schools is now open, as is Shell’s cross-curricular competition – The Bright Ideas Challenge. For more information visit

This festival is hosted over the bank holiday weekend and will be packed with celebrity guest appearances, live performances, immersive experiences and more, so bring along your family and friends and try out the bright ideas for yourselves; test them, improve them, offer your own, and help make the future!

Opening Hours
  Thursday 25 May   9am - 6pm, with last entry at 5pm
  Friday 26 May   9am - 5pm, with last entry at 4pm
  Friday 26 May late night opening   6pm - 10pm (over 18's only)
  Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May   10am - 6pm, with last entry at 5pm

In light of recent events we have increased security both on the Park and at our venues. If you are attending this event, please allow a little more time for bag checks and searches and consider if you need to bring a bag with you.