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Water Rocket Challenge Water Rocket Challenge

Aim for the sky in our annual Water Rocket Challenge, which sees hundreds of participants, from school teams to adults, battling it out to become champion.
Workshops

Come and join in!

Spectators, families and everyone else are welcome to attend from 17:30-20:30 hrs.

There is a small entry fee, which is donated to the Shooting Star Chase children's hospice charity.

There are also workshops and activities, as well as food and drink available to purchase.

Entry is via our Queens Road gate: GPS postcode TW11 0EB

2014 Challenge

Water rockets filled the skies over Teddington on Wednesday 18 June 2014 for our 15th annual competition.

From school teams in the afternoon, to adult enthusiasts and youth groups in the evening, the NPL Water Rocket Challenge is a great day out which sees teams of rocketeers take to the skies with their own water rockets!

The 2015 NPL Water Rocket Challenge took place on Wednesday 17 June at the NPL Sports Club - see the results, photos and video of this and past years' events

Dates and details for the 2016 Water Rocket Challenge will be available here soon.

Did you know?

It all started when a few NPL scientists had a mechanised vegetable hurling competition at a summer barbecue!

Posters

Find posters below to put up in your classroom or home!

2015 Challenge

Water rockets filled the skies over Teddington on Wednesday 17 June 2014 for our 16th annual competition.

Find out more and view official scores

Archive

View past scores, photos and videos from past Water Rocket Challenges since 2003.

The Essentials

Every competition has to have them! Here's where you'll find all the extra information to make sure the event is safe and fair, and everything you could possibly need to get yourself started!

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