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National Space Centre

Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England
+44 116 261 0261
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Interest in space

Visit overawed by the visiting association of Victorian space steam punk society or some such... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JohnBrundle
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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A good birthday party

I took my brother here for his 7th Birthday with a party of 4, all the children had a lovely day... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adam K
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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The National Space Centre really is a visit that is out of this world. Take a journey through out themed galleries, stopping at over 150 interactive experiences! Sit back in awe in the UK’s largest planetarium as we take you on a voyage of discovery in this 360° fulldome experience. The National Space Centre is an all weather attraction for all the family. On site we have over 400 parking spaces, restaurant, shop and all the facilities you would expect from a world class attraction. The National Space Centre hosts many exciting weekend events, including astronomy evenings, movie themed events, astronaut visits, even special Star Wars, LEGO and Time Lord weekends and many more… see the website for full details Opening Times: School Holidays Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00 School Term Time Monday – Friday 10:00– 16:00 Saturday and Sunday 10:00– 17:00 (please check the website before visiting to ensure we are open). We suggest you allow a minimum of 4 hours for your visit
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visit overawed by the visiting association of Victorian space steam punk society or some such thing. There were loads of oddly dressed folk together with their stalls selling their wares but this all detracted from what we had come to see. Having been in the...More

Thank JohnBrundle
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took my brother here for his 7th Birthday with a party of 4, all the children had a lovely day & said it was very educational. The only downside for me was it was a tad expensive for the amount of time spent there,...More

Thank Adam K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took my 3 year old little girl and had a fab day. Lots to learn about and she had a lovely time. The cinema dome particularly impressive as was the weather room. Disappointed that we had to pay parking as when paying admission to the...More

Thank madgebabes1988
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A central Christmas meet up with our friends and our kids. An enjoyable afternoon (closes 4pm) with interesting planetarium screening of "we are made from stars" included in the price which was not cheap at £14 adults £11 kids but free for under 5s and...More

Thank Ricardodesantaalbana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good value for money as it covers you for a year. Great for children from about 5 years of age. Cafe could be better, but still a good day out.

Thank Melvyn P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The purchase of an annual pass has allowed several family visits to this venue. Whilst we have seen the cinema presentation each time, we have not tired of the interactive elements; building, drawing and vehicle manipulation included. However, a particular favourite is the weather forecast...More

Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great day out here, loads to do for the whole family, got a years pass for the price of a dayoung ticket too which was great value. Kids loved the astronaut training, and the planetarium is amazing for the whole family. Take...More

Thank Lynn F
Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids love visiting the space centre, what's better is once you get your tickets, fill in a form and you get free annual passes! Real value for money, lots of interactive stuff for kids, and lots of interesting things for the grown ups too!

Thank Anna T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Space Centre is a Great day out especially for those interested in space and planets etc. It has so much and is definitely worth the admission price Food choice is limited so packed lunch is a good idea or eat elsewhere

Thank Don M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out for families with children. They enjoyed the rides and seeing and exploring the real rocket. The 4D movie was excellent in explaining about space in engaging language for kids.

Thank KK20009
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scrivs01
13 November 2017|
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Response from Simon R | Reviewed this property |
Well I reckon a disgruntled 12 year old could do it in about 30 mins. A fascinated adult would be there all day, possibly for more than one day. I have a 5 and an 8 year old. We lasted about 4 hours, including lunch . . .
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kentgirl_11
22 October 2017|
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Response from Martin B | Reviewed this property |
Half a day?guess it depends on your level of interest!
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LatoyahFay
28 September 2017|
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Response from ShelledNottingham | Reviewed this property |
If they love space they will love the space centre!! 3-103yrs!!!
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