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Insider’s Guide to National Space Centre

National Space Centre Guide

Located on the outskirts of Leicester, The National Space Centre offers a great opportunity for space explorers & inquisitive minds to enhance their knowledge of the universe.  With a range of interactive exhibits that will delight children, (from around 7 years and up) & adults alike.   Follow our guide below packed with money saving ideas to help you get the best from your day out.

LOOK OUT FOR OUR National Space Centre Cheap Ticket Guide including FREE annual upgrades, short break combi offers and even FREE ticket offers!

 

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National Space Centre; Stay Play Explore Break

 

1. National Space Centre; Hotel + 3 Attractions for £149/family

Enjoy an overnight stay in a luxury hotel including breakfast, family entry to the National Space Centre PLUS 2 other visitor attractions  for just £149 per family, (2 adults 2 children/1 adult & 3 children).  This is a great way to enjoy a mini-break away with the family on a budget with a choice of hotels & attractions to suit your family needs.

More details available at the Stay Play Explore Ticket.

2. National Space Centre; Fastrack Entrance

On busy days, the National Space Centre opens up a Priority Fastrack Entrance for those with e-tickets.  Online bookings can be taken up to midnight on the day before your visit and allows you to avoid the main entrance queues, (annual passes, promotional offers or Stay Play Explore tickets cannot make use of this option).

3. National Space Centre; Back to Front

The Tranquillity Base at the National Space Centre houses many of the most popular interactive activities including the space simulator ride.   If you arrive early, why not head straight to the tranquillity base at the back of the attraction to make use of the exhibits before it gets too busy.

4. National Space Centre; Planetarium

You will given a time slot for your visit to the Planetarium as you arrive at reception. It can be worth requesting a later Planetarium slot to allow you time to tackle the most popular areas of the Space Centre earlier in the day before the queues build. Please note that a Planetarium show is only included within your first visit for those with annual passes, (additional cost for subsequent Planetarium visits).

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Under the rocket launch of the National Space Centre

 

5. National Space Centre; FREE Annual Pass Upgrade

Pick up a FREE annual pass upgrade for customers that purchase full price tickets either online or on the day of your visit.  This is a great way to save money throughout the year for those that are interested in returning later in the year.

More details on this and other cheap ticket options over at National Space Centre Deals.

6. National Space Centre; Hold On Tight

Keep your tickets safe as this stands as your pre-booked ticket for the Planetarium as well as offering you access to a range of interactive features as you make your way around the setting.

7. National Space Centre; Bursaries

The National Space Centre runs an an education award scheme that offers bursaries to schools & community groups from disadvantage backgrounds to help them visit.  More details available at National Space Centre Bursaries.

8. National Space Centre; Picnics

With plenty of picnic tables available both inside & outside the setting, you’ll find that picnics are welcome at the National Space Centre. We were told the indoor seating by the Boosters Cafe was available for picnics plus the use of specific picnic rooms, (when not in use by school parties). On warmer days, there are picnic tables outside too plus lovely spots along the river that runs behind the National Space Centre.  Look out for the lockers area located by the entrance to the Space Centre.

9. National Space Centre; Parking

There is a small parking fee in place for the National Space Centre so just remember to bring coins for the pay & display machines.

Follow our Tried & Tested Review of a Stay Play Explore Break that includes hotel entry, tik’s to the National Space Centre + 2 other attractions.

 

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Conkers Assault Course is included within your Stay Play Explore break

 

By Liz Walsh

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  1. Can I purchase vouchers online to be used as a birthday present? But not.for any date in particular. Thank.you

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      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Louise, good question and I have to say I’m not sure. I have queried this directly with the National Space Centre and will let you know when I’ve heard back from then.

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