Snibston Discovery Museum

Snibston Discovery Centre

Snibston Discovery Museum

Snibston Discovery Museum in Leicestershire is an interactive visitor attraction like no other with an affordable ticket price to boot. Established on 1992 following the closure of the colliery, Snibston Discovery Museum’s main attractions include;

  • Adventure playground
  • Extensive waterplay area
  • Guided colliery tour by former miner, (additional charge)
  • Interactive indoor area
  • Train ride on the diesel locomotive, (additional charge)

Cheap Tickets to Snibston Discovery Museum

1. Stay Play Explore Short Break for Discounted Entry to Snibston

This Short Break Package includes a night in a 3 or 4 star hotel plus family entry to 3 visitor attractions in and around Leicestershire for just £109 per family.

This package includes family entry to any 3 of the following 5 visitor attractions;

  • Snibston
  • National Space Centre
  • Twinlakes Parks
  • Conkers
  • Twycross Zoo

Included within your package is a family overnight stay in a 3 or 4 star hotel & breakfast…all in for just £109 per family!  Larger families accommodated at an additional charge.

More details available at Stay Play Explore Family Fun Short Break.

You can also check out the range of Stay Play Explore Budget Trips that particularly work for families.

Working together at Snibston Waterplay

2. Late Entry Ticket to Snibston Discovery Museum

Not many people realise that Snibston offers a late entry ticket from 3pm on days when the Discovery Museum is open until 5pm.

This late entry deal offers half price tickets as follows, (January 2014 prices);

  • Adults £4
  • Children, (3-15 years) £2.75

This late entry ticket offer does not include family tickets or other concessions.


Top Tip; Snibston

If you are trying to avoid the gift shop, take the children out the exit from the Fashion Gallery that by-passes the gift shop.

Adventure Playarea at Snibston

3. Snibston; Flexible Family Tickets & Season Tickets

Great to see that Snibston Discovery Museum offers a range of discounted family tickets that will suit families of all sizes.

Worth noting that the Snibston season ticket includes free colliery tours & train rides as well as unlimited access to attraction all year long.

Keep an eye out for some unusual events that take place during the year with concessions for season ticket holders.




Indoor picnic area at Snibston

Picnics at Snibston

Picnics are welcome & there are plenty of picnic tables available around the adventure play area.  They also have a fantastic indoor picnic area in an old train carriage for wetter weather!

Whilst there are no lockers available, the car park is just a short distance from the attraction.

Parking at Snibston

Great to see FREE PARKING at Snibston.



Waterplay & Adventure Playground at Snibston

Kids will spend hours outside in the adventure playground and extensive waterplay areas alone!

On our recent trip to Snibston, it was great to watch the children having to work together to successfully manoever the water around the interactive features…..and of course getting wet in the process, (remember the spare clothes).

Snibston Colliery Tour

Colliery Tours at Snibston

An absolute must is the colliery tour at Snibston.  This guided tour around the old colliery buildings by former miners, is a fantastic experience for young & old alike.  The guides bring the colliery to life once more with their tales of old & have an amazing ability to engage with young children.

On our recent visit to Snibston, we took three children, (aged between 7 &12 years),  around the tour and they all came away inspired from the experience….and learnt a thing or too as well.

Whilst there is a small additional charge for the colliery tour, it’s certainly well worth it.

Please note that this colliery tour does not go underground.  Tours are generally available weekends & during the school holidays but wise to check before you set out.

Top Tip; Snibston Country Park

Next door to the Discovery Museum you will find Snibston Country Park which is FREE to enter.  This extensive park provides a range of short walking & cycling paths up to 2km in distance.

Why not hitch up the bikes and enjoy some time in the Country Park during your visit to the Discovery Museum.

By Liz Walsh


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  1. Is there any short break in and around snibston for an adult and 3kids? Just for 3nights?

    • Eve, might be worth checking out the Stay Play Explore short break option that offers an overnight hotel stay plus entry to 3 visitor attractions, (including Snibston). You will be able to add on additional nights to your stay too.

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