The National Space Centre


Why the kids will love it : If like many other kiddies, yours have been fascinated by Tim Peake’s mission on the International Space Station then this centre in Leicester will not fail to impress. With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, a 3D-simulator experience and 42m high rocket tower, this is the perfect launch-pad to introduce your little ‘astronauts’ to the wonders of space exploration.



Perfect for: 5 + children will get the most out of the gallery exhibits and planetarium shows, and the special “Small Space” events are specifically aimed at toddlers. (See website for dates.)

Costs: £15 adults, £12 children, under-fives free, parking £3;