National Space Centre Leicester Family Day

Connect and Play relaxed event

Join us for a special relaxed SEN session at the National Space Centre Leicester. An afternoon to support children, young adults and families with additional needs and disabilities, designed for SEND visitors who would benefit from a quieter experience. The event is from 3pm-6pm on Sunday 3rd March.

Tickets include full access to the award-winning National Space Centre, including the Sir Patrick Moore planetarium.

This is an accessible programme for all ages, that combines relaxed lighting and sounds around the centre, with hands-on sensory activities. All activities are drop-in, to allow visitors to experience them in their own time.

Lighting and sound levels will be managed throughout the attraction, as well as important changes with things like toilet hand dryers being turned off and staff given additional training in Makaton.

There will be a variety of planetarium shows on offer from open planetarium which means anyone can come in and out as they please, to subtitled and audio universe which is for the visually impaired. So there should be lots for everyone to enjoy.

Who's it for?

We have a limited number of tickets available for Connect and Play families; admission is free for the child registered with Connect and Play, as well as an accompanying parent/carer and up to 2 additional tickets (child and/or adult). Families will need to make their own way to the venue and will be met by Sense staff and given their tickets upon arrival.

How to get there

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. Follow the brown rocket signs from all arterial routes (signposted from the M1).

There are over 400 parking spaces in the car park, including 23 enhanced accessibility spaces, charged at £4 per car and £5 per motorhome/minibus for the whole day (contactless or cash pay and display machines on site).

How to book

Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and must be booked through our website. Please note booking does not guarantee a place,  you will receive an email to confirm your application and a member of the team will be in contact you if you are successful.

Please book 1 space per family which will entitle you to up to 4 tickets altogether.

We look forward to seeing you there!