Last term, in Year One, Dubz learned about space. And he loved every moment. Every day he talked to me about planets and stars and Neil Armstrong. So when we decided to visit Center Parcs in the beginning of August, we chose the Sherwood Forest location so that we could stop in Leicester to visit the National Space Centre. And we were not disappointed.
We visited the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida about six years ago. We really enjoyed it and found to be quite impressive. But our daughter found it to be a bit boring. The National Space Centre is definitely not boring. It seems to have been designed to enthuse children about our solar system and the steps we have made to explore it.
The National Space Centre is a great place to visit if you have a children, like Dubz, who is excited about space. But it’s also a wonderful place for someone like Moozles, who at 10, is more concerned with Ariana Grande and reading books alone in her bedroom. Moozles’ favourite part was the show at the Planetarium (you get one free visit included in your ticket).
There were loads of interactive exhibits which made the centre a lot of fun. Moozles filmed a weather forecast, and Dubz touched and explored every section. And we all loved the science show. But who doesn’t love a show with fire and mini explosions??!!
If you’re thinking about visiting the National Space Centre, tickets for a family of four will cost about £54, bit children under five go in free. If you buy your tickets online, you can upgrade to an annual membership for free. Parking costs £3 per car for the entire day, and there seems to be an abundance of parking.
We spent four hours at the National Space Centre, but we could have easily stayed longer. There was so much to see and do. If we’re ever in Leicester again, we will definitely go back for another visit.