Five smiling children, in pyjamas, with teddy bears and sleeping bags, laying down in front of a giant globe.

Sleepovers

As part of this event, your group will get the chance to sleep amongst our out-of-this-world galleries.

There will also be a series of arranged programmes which will entertain and excite your group. These include:

  • A trail around the galleries
  • An Astronaut planetarium show
  • Live experiment show
  • Space themed activities
  • A Tour Of The Night Sky in our Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium
  • Sleeping in the gallery around the exhibitions
An Education Team member playing with 'Gravitrax'.

Breakfast is provided on the morning after the sleepover

Each child in your group will also receive a woven patch and certificate (patches for adults can be pre-ordered at £2 each).

Pre-ordered snack pack options are available, for a small charge. Please ask our Bookings team for more information. Previous sleepovers have been incredibly successful and our forthcoming events are over subscribed. 

Make sure your group doesn't miss out, e-mail our Bookings team or call 0116 258 2111 to book your place.

Sleepover Booking Options
Option 1 Option 2
Minimum Numbers
Varies; contact our bookings team for more information
Exclusive hire bookings are based on a recommendation of 170 children.
You may bring less than 170, however the minimum cost will still apply.
Cost
£40 + VAT per child
£6,800 + VAT (minimum)
(Children above 170 will be charged at the Option 1 rate of £40 + VAT each)
Deposit
£10 per child, payable within two weeks of booking
Deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable
£3400 (minimum), split into two equal deposits
Each additional child over 170 add £20 to the total deposit. Deposit 1 to be paid within 14 days of confirming Option 2 booking. Deposit 2 to be paid three months prior to visit.
Adults/Supervisors
1 free per 8 Children, 1:1 carers are free
Additional supervisors are £10.00 + VAT each
1 free per 8 Children, 1:1 carers are free
Additional supervisors are £10.00 + VAT each
Booking grace period
None Applicable
Numbers can be changed within the cancellation period (three months, subject to availability)
14-day grace period from day of booking.
After 14 days, you must decide on remaining an exclusive (Option 2) booking, or reverting to an Option 1 booking
Other Groups
Your visit may be accompanied by other groups
Where we can, we will aim to keep school and uniformed group sleepovers separate, however we cannot guarantee this
No other groups will be with you on your visit
Booking Confirmation
Signed Confirmation must be returned within 14 days
Full deposit must also be sent within 14 days of booking
Signed Confirmation must be returned within 14 days
'Deposit 1' must also be sent within 14 days of booking
Cancellation Period
Once paid, deposits are non-refundable. Deposits for children no longer attending are non-transferable to the final payment.
Cancellation must be at least three months prior to your visit. If you cancel within the three months before your visit, you may still be liable for full payment of your visit.
Once paid, deposits are non-refundable. Deposit is towards the exclusive hire, not per child attending.
Cancellation must be at least three months prior to your visit. If you cancel within the three months before your visit, you may still be liable for full payment of your visit.

** If you would like an exclusive hire, sleepover please request on booking - please note minimum numbers and terms and conditions apply.

To find out more about sleepover events download our Sleepover information sheet

You can also download our Sleepover Risk Assessment

Find Terms and Conditions here

We are currently sold out for all 2024 Sleepovers. If any spaces on 2024 dates that are made available, they will be added to the website as soon as possible.

To be added to our mailing list for 2025 sleepovers please e-mail us at bookings@spacecentre.co.uk

If you have a group of at least 170 and are flexible in your dates then it may be possible for us to arrange an extra event. Please contact our Bookings Team for further information.