National Space Centre | Day Out With The Kids

National Space Centre

Leicester, Leicestershire, England

  • Dad and daughter looking into telescope at National Space Centre in Leicester
  • Outside view of National Space Centre in Leicester
  • Kids looking at exhibit at National Space Centre in Leicester
  • Soyuz Lounge at National Space Centre in Leicester
  • Kids dressed as astronauts at National Space Centre in Leicester

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

If any member of your family has ever dreamt of becoming an astronaut then they’re going to love the National Space Centre!

Get ready for lift off as you pull on your helmet to board the iconic 42m high rocket tower, before touring the six interactive galleries that take you on a journey through the spacesuits of the past as you piece together man’s amazing voyage into the unknown. Young children will love Sir Patrick Moore’s Planetarium, which illuminates the wonders of the skies before your eyes and find out all about what’s orbiting Earth.

The Unique 3D SIM ride will put all your space skills to the test before you’re called in to chart planets and see what you can discover as you peer through the telescope. Become a trainee astronaut at the Tranquillity Base, ensuring that you’re well equipped to explore the universe!

Go where no man, woman, or child has been before!

  • All weather attraction
  • Special films and events


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site
  • ATM ATM Available

Getting There and Contact Information


Exploration Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5NS, England


Click here to visit National Space Centre's website
0116 261 0261

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Term Time
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

School Holidays
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


General Admission
Adults: £15.00
Kids (5-16): £12.00
Concessions: £12.00
Under 5s: Free

More Information

Parking facilities

Car Park
All Day: £3.00