Essential info
Please read! 

Life Science Centre will be closed 8 January – 1 February (inclusive) while we make some exciting changes and carry out essential maintenance. Our ice rink and Times Square Café will be open as usual during this time.

The Young Explorers' Zone will close at the earlier time of 3.30pm on Wednesday 6 February. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

My Tickets

Science Centre tickets do not include ice skating. Please purchase skating tickets on arrival. 


Combo tickets for science centre admission and skating are available from 3 December 2018 - 24 February 2019. Please purchase these separately at the Science Centre reception.


Memberships are not available online. Purchase these at Science Centre reception.

Science Centre day ticket prices valid until 24 May 2019:

TYPE

Family (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children)

Adult (aged 18+)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

Concession (OAP, student or unwaged)

Purchase skating tickets on arrival

DAY

£28

£11

£6.50

Free

£9

 

ANNUAL

£94

£39

£21

Free

£32

 

Skating Parties and Group Visits

Skating

Key info...

10 November 2018 - 24 February 2019
Separate prices apply

We sometimes have to close the rink in bad weather. Check the 'Need to Know' section above for details.

Location: Life Science Centre Ice Rink, Times Square
Set aside: one to four hours
Who is it perfect for: groups of 10 or more 
10 November 2018 - 24 February 2019
Separate prices apply
Location: Life Science Centre Ice Rink, Times Square
Set aside: one to four hours
Who is it perfect for: groups of 10 or more  
We sometimes have to close the rink in bad weather. Check the 'Need to Know' section above for details.

Coming in a group of 10 or more? Book in advance to take advantage of our special group packages and rates. Perfect for Christmas parties and children's birthday parties. 

 

Booking and advance payment essential. To book call (0191) 243 8223.

Prices: £600

Dates: 10 November 2018 - 24 February 2019


Maximum of 100 people

Hire the whole rink for you and your friends for one hour. We can also rustle up the perfect menu - from light snacks to hearty meals. Extensive drinks list available.

Prices: child, £15.00; two adults free with the party; additional adults charged from £9.00 each

Minimum 10 children, maximum 20.

Dates: 10 November 2018 - 24 February 2019 (weekends only)**

​Host a party to remember! Enjoy a skate on the ice and explore the science centre, with highlights including Alien Invasion and the 4D Motion Ride. Includes a hot meal and a hot chocolate.

Skating and Science Centre parties include:

  • A party host who will greet your party and make sure that everything runs smoothly.
  • A hot meal and a hot chocolate.
  • ​​​​Party bags are available at an additional cost.
  • We find that customers prefer to choose their own cakes so feel free to bring your own.
  • Extra refreshments, including Starbucks beverages, can be pre-ordered.
  • We recommend that you have at least three hours at Life to make the most of the birthday party experience.


Please note: 
  • Memberships cannot be used for any form of discount on parties. Adult members can accompany the party free of charge but any children must pay the full party package price.
  • Children aged 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult on the rink; those aged 10 - 12 must be supervised by an adult (adults can watch from the viewing platform if they prefer).
  • Please refrain from bringing your own refreshments to consume on the premises.
  • Parties will not have exclusive use of the Science Centre.
  • Specific shows, including the 4D Motion Ride, are subject to availability.
  • Minimum height requirement of 1.2 metres on the 4D Motion Ride.
Helpful information for group skating visits
Do:​
  • Ensure that you stick as closely as possible to your estimated arrival time – if you arrive late you  may get less time on the ice rink.
  • Bring your own skates if you prefer (although skates are included in the price) but we cannot offer a reduction in price if you do.
  • Wear warm, waterproof clothing which is suitable for the ice (including hats and gloves). It’s a good idea to bring a change of clothing too (particularly spare socks.)
  • Advise your group to skate in an anti-clockwise direction. This keeps things moving (and safe) on the rink.
  • Listen to the ice marshals, who are there to ensure that your visit is enjoyable and safe.  Feel free to ask them for advice and should they ask you to do something, please listen - they talk sense and want you to be safe.

Don’t:
  • Throw ice/snow balls.
  • Join hands with friends: chains might look good but experience shows that this results in accidents.
  • Take food or drink onto the ice.

Thanks for reading - have a great trip!

All packages must be pre-booked and paid in full in advance. Call us on 0191 243 8223 to book (Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.30pm, Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm).

Companies can sponsor our ice rink to receive a range of exclusive benefits. Advertising space is also available. Contact us at meetingsandevents@life.org.uk for more information.

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