Snibston Discovery Museum

May 4th, 2015 / / 2 Comments »

Snibston is currently under a review so worth double checking opening before planning a visit.

Snibston Discovery Museum

Snibston Discovery Museum in Leicestershire is an interactive visitor attraction with an affordable ticket price to boot.

Established on 1992 following the closure of the colliery, Snibston Discovery Museum’s main attractions include an adventure playground, an extensive waterplay area, a guided colliery tour by former miner, (additional charge) & an interactive indoor area.


Snibston Discovery Centre entrance

Snibston Discovery Centre


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 £129 per family.  This package includes family entry to any 3 of the following 5 visitor attractions;

  • Snibston/Stonehurst Family Farm
  • 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 £129 per family!  Larger families accommodated at an additional charge.

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

Please note that from 31 March 2015, Stonehurst Family Farm will replace Snibston.

More Snibston Discovery Museum Information

Stay Play Explore Family Fun Short Break for £129 per family

Stay Play Explore; Tried & Tested


Working together at Snibston Waterplay

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 after 3pm so great for a later trip out.  Unfortunately, this late entry ticket offer does not include family tickets or other concessions.

Late entrance tickets priced at £4 an adult, £2.75 a child, (June 2015).

3. Cheap Tickets for 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.


Snibston Adventure Playarea

Snibston Adventure Playarea


Top Tips for Snibston

1. Picnics; are welcome & there are plenty of picnic tables available around the adventure play area.  In wetter weather try the picnic area located with in an old train carriage.

2. Lockers; whilst there are no lockers available, the car park is just a short distance from the attraction.

3. Parking; great to see FREE parking at Snibston.

4. Gift shop; if you are looking avoid the gift shop, take the children out the exit from the Fashion Gallery that by-passes the gift shop.

5. Snibston Country Park; next door you’ll find Snibston Country Park, (FREE to enter) that 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.

6. Remember the spare clothes as the children are likely to enjoy the water play area!

More Snibston Information

Snibston Short Break Offer for £129 per family

Stay Play Explore; Tried & Tested


Snibston Colliery Tour

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.


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.