Visit the National Space Centre

Join us for a trip to the National Space Centre.  There's plenty to do with six interactive galleries, over 150 hands-on challenges, iconic rocket tower, UK’s largest Planetarium, 3D SIM Ride, weather pod and more.

Lets meet in the reception/ticket area at 12.15 pm ready to go for 12.30 pm.

The centre has a Gift shop and Café where we can go for drinks and a chat at some point during the afternoon.

There is a large car park at the site and it is £2.00 to park all day.

You can either turn up on the day and purchase a ticket for the day, or you can book in advance at the link below, which includes all information about prices and concessions and how to book. If you book in advance online you can get a free upgrade to an annual ticket, so you can go as many times as you like for a whole year.

If you book online it will give you the option to book a time slot to see a Planetarium show which lasts for 30 minutes.  I'm going to book onto the 1.50 pm time slot to see the show.


The National Space Centre is just off the A6, 2 miles north of Leicester city centre.

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  • Neil

    it was an excellent venue staff were very helpful at the space centre would definitely go again the patrick moore planetarium was spectacular

    1 · October 1, 2013

  • Rob S.

    We are in entrance next to cafe. Anyone else coming?

    September 29, 2013

    • Hannah

      Sorry we were a bit late. We all got there in the end.

      September 30, 2013

    • Rob S.

      No probs. You weren't that late!!

      October 1, 2013

  • Rob S.

    Great place. I need to go back to finish it off though! Didn't have time to go on the moving space voyage simulator :-( At least we all got a 1 year pass.

    1 · October 1, 2013

  • Hannah

    A great afternoon out. Really enjoyed the Space Centre and would go again. There is too much to do in one afternoon!

    September 30, 2013

  • Anne h.

    Brilliant, i especially enjoyed visiting the planetarium.

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Rob S.

    Hi, I'm giving Neil a lift to this event, picking him up in Nottingham city centre. I can take up to another 2 people in my car. If anyone else needs a lift let me know. Cheers Rob

    September 18, 2013

    • Rob S.

      Hi Anne, Of course, no problem. I'm going to meet Neil in the city centre. Does that suit you? I was thinking about 10:30. I could put my car in one of the taxi ranks.

      September 20, 2013

    • Anne h.

      Hi Rob thanks very much. Have replied to your email

      September 22, 2013

  • Neil

    is anyone travelling from nottingham to leicester i would really great i would pay for travel i cannot drive have a walking stick it would be a dream fulfilled to go to this event thankyou

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • Carolyn E.

    This looks great!

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Likely maybe, been before and it's fab! :o)

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Karon P.

    Just to clarify tickets bought on the day can also be upgraded to annual tickets . You can also buy a day ticket with Tesco Clubcard points but these ones cannot be upgraded to an annual ticket :)

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • pat n.

    Never been so looking forward to it

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds really interesting :-)

    July 16, 2013

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