National Space Centre

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About National Space Centre

If you're looking for great family days out in the Midlands, the National Space Centre should be top of any list.

Perfect for keeping the kids entertained on rainy days, the National Space Centre in Leicester balances fun and educational things to do for those budding Buzz Lightyears.

While you can't dress up as the Toy Story space ranger, kids can see Helen Sharman's spacesuit from when she became the first British astronaut to go into space, learn about weird and wacky space objects, discover all the interesting jobs satellites carry out, create their own sound waves, become an alien, recreate the Big Bang and see Venus in 3D. The list is endless!

You'll also get answers to all the most important questions, such as ‘How do you go to the toilet in space?' It's the stuff we're all desperate to know!

In Tranquillity Base, kids will be put through their paces in a series of mental and physical tasks to see which job they would be allocated at the Base. Can you get scores high enough to become an astronaut for the 2025 launch?

Kids will also love the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium, where you can enjoy CAPCOM GO, an immersive 360 show celebrating the Apollo missions. At weekends, there's also the option for a Tour the Night Sky presentation too.

Helpful Information

Parking is available on-site.

Baby changing facilities are also available.

All areas of the National Space Centre are accessible for wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are available for hire free of charge.

Once you've completed your space exploration, Boosters Cafe is the ideal spot to refuel.


John & Kerry - Litchfield

We came here with our son and his school friend. They both loved it to say the least as did we! There are many interactive things to do as well as gaining lots more knowledge about the wonder of space.

Harry - North Wales

Expensive but worth it!

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Tel: 0116 261 0261


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