Family Fun

National Space Centre

Leicestershire - Leicester

United Kingdom

Taking the kids out for the day to National Space Centre in Leicestershire


0116 261 0261
Exploration Drive
United Kingdom


Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00



Adult Price ( £ 13.00 )
Child Price ( £ 11.00 ) *Age Limit 5 - 16 Years
  • Under 5's go free.
Senior Price ( £ 11.00 ) *60+

Parking & Other

Parking Fees
  • One charge for a full day. ( £ 3.00 )

Journey to Mars
National Space Centre

24/03/2018 15/04/2018

Mars is a rich destination for scientific discovery and robotic and human exploration as we expand our presence into the solar system. Its formation and evolution are comparable to Earth, helping us learn more about our own planet’s history and...

Small Space Day with OKIDO
National Space Centre

02/03/2018 02/04/2018

Combining stories, songs and trails, Small Space days are the fun and interactive way for young children to continue their early educational development.The building and all activities are dedicated to our smallest visitors, so this is a great...


The award winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience for the whole family.  With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, world unique 3D SIM ride and iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, there really is something for everybody to enjoy.  

Add to this on-site parking, café, shop and all the facilities you would expect from a world class attraction. An all-weather day out in the heart of the UK, just follow the rocket signs from the M1 and M69.

Each year, the Centre hosts many special weekends including celebrations of Star Wars, LEGO and Daleks (see the website for full details 

School holiday periods are always exciting, as the Centre adds lots of workshops and talks into the mix, so advanced booking is advised. Don’t forget that if you book in advance you will beat the queues, be able to upgrade to a FREE Annual Pass and there are no booking fees!


  • Car Parking
  • Mobility Access
  • Cafe/Family Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Baby Changing
  • School Deals
  • Parties
  • Onsite Shop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Height Restriction


By Road

The National Space Centre is located just off the A6, two miles north of Leicester City Centre, midway between Leicester's inner and outer ring roads. Brown road signs with a distinctive rocket logo will direct you from the arterial routes around leicester.  

By Satellite

National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS

By Train

East Midland Trains and Cross Country Trains serve Leicester Station. From here you can either take a bus or a taxi to the National Space Centre. First bus 54 runs every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 20 minutes on Sunday from Charles Street,a short walk from the station.

By Bus

First Bus 54 runs every 10 mins throughout the day Monday to Saturday and every 20 mins on Sunday running from 9.30am.

Park and Ride

The National Space Centre, Abbey Pumping Station and Dock all now have their very own Park and Ride bus stop. Just head to the Birstall Park and Ride site and hop on a bus to us. The stop is on Abbey Lane, opposite ASDA supermarket and just a short walk to the Centre (just look for the Rocket Tower). The Park and Ride option is a great option for special events, wet school holiday days and when the 400 spaces in our car park are full.