For baby bears birthday he requested that we went to see space rockets and learn all about them (he was talking about a museum). So after doing some research for the best place to go that was in the UK we found the National Space Centre in Leicester. I mentioned our trip in my weekly check-in last month but wanted to share some about our day out in more detail in case you are looking to go.
Pricing and Booking.
Their pricing is very reasonable for the day you have there. Also if you book online your ticket is automatically upgraded so that you are able to return anytime within a year of your first visit free of charge which is amazing. There is a small fee for parking which is an all-day fee of £3 for cars and £5 for mobile homes and minibusses. You can plan your visit anytime within their opening times which are 10 am – 5 pm, we arrived at open time and left at just gone 3 pm which was amazing. Their ticket prices are:
Personal Assistance can be added with proof of DLA or PIP, simply email email@example.com with your booking reference number to add them on.
Included Show – Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium.
When booking you are given the option to book a show in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium which is included in your ticket price. When we went we saw the ‘Astruaunt’ show which was about how people get into space and the training they have to go through first. It was amazing to see the whole room transform and become out of space. I would completely recommend booking a show its an experience worth doing. They show 7 different shows so depending on when you book to visit depends on what show they are showing. You are able to purchase tickets to this show on any of your repeat visits as it is only included and free on your first visit.
Food and Drink.
There is a restaurant in the national space center that serves, hot and cold snacks, drinks, and lunch items. The menu is not huge but there is a good size range of options so there’s something for everyone. We found it reasonably priced with nice-sized portions. We saw people with packed lunches there and can not find anywhere on the website that says you can’t take your own food so I’m guessing you are able to.
Things To Do.
I was shocked by how many interactive things there are to do there. Firstly there was another show that was different experiments breaking down how rockets work in a child-friendly way. There are also many interactive displays that were educational while fun for Baby bear and L but also for us adults. I would recommend doing the Tetrastra Spaceport, it is a stimulation that is interactive with 4 different stages of the story that you go through. There was something interactive to do on each floor that related to what we were learning about on that floor which I found so helpful to put it into a visual for Baby bear as well as giving him something fun to do other than just standing and listening to us read information to him.
Like with all my reviews I like to include some photos from our day. We had the best day at the National Space Center and can’t wait for our next visit. I would recommend it to any Space lovers out there no matter their age.