Last week I had a friend from home come up to visit me for the day. After weighing up a number of options of what to do, we ended up deciding that we would make a visit to the National Space Centre. The centre is just a couple of miles out from the city centre and is the largest space visitor attraction in the UK. There are a number of different areas and exhibitions, with lots of interactive stations which is always good for my more childish side! For example, the tranquility base area has a number of different interactive tasks that are meant to be like you were in training to become an astronaut. My friend and I had a rather intense competition to see who could collect the most ‘moon rocks’ with a rather heavy duty looking crane for one of the tasks. Unfortunately he beat me, but not by much! They also have a simulator as well as the UK’s largest planetarium, the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium, which were both great fun.
So, if you are ever up in Leicester looking for something to do, it is definitely something I would recommend. I can’t believe it has taken me till my 3 year to get over there and look around! As well as the more permanent exhibitions, the Space Centre also have special events and days. I was quite sad to find I missed the British Sci-Fi exhibition they held on the 10th and the 11th but I enjoyed my trip nevertheless. If you want to know any more then here is a link to the website.