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June Pre-School Day

Separate admission fees apply
Especially for children aged 4 and under
Friday 16 June, 9:30am - 3:00pm
Little boy in green jumper playing with clay at Life Science Centre Pre-School Day.

Pre-school days provide the perfect opportunity for you and your little ones to try new things, make new friends and have lots of hands-on fun.

Explore the science centre in a baby-and-toddler-friendly environment and enjoy exciting activities that have been developed with children’s physical, cognitive and social skills in mind.

Each session is different, so there’ll be new things to try each time you visit – from storytellers and crafters to artists and musicians – keep scrolling for details of this event.

*A maximum of two free children are permitted per paying adult. If you wish to bring more than two children, additional tickets must be purchased at £10.00 per ticket.

Terms and conditions

A fun day out for younger children

Ticket prices

Pre-school day adult £10.00
Pre-school day adult member Free
Pre-school day carer (please bring proof) Free
Pre-school day child (aged 4 and under) Free

Good to know for pre-school days

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Buggy parking is available on the ground floor of the science centre.

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Lockers are also available to hire from science centre reception.

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Facilities to warm bottles and food are available in Life Café.  

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Food and drink suitable for little ones is available to buy from Life Café.  

Extra events available in June

  • Bridge building – Tune into your inner engineer to design and build a bridge.
  • Wonderful water play– From scooping and pouring, floating and sinking, squeezing and wringing – play with a range of toys and explore what water can do.
  • Mirror self portraits – Create a self-portrait by drawing your features on a mirror, using your reflection as a guide.
  • Storytime with Star Bright ArtsEnjoy nature-themed stories, songs and sensory play.

‘We loved the water station and the storytelling section. There’s lots of different areas to visit.’

Rachel, visitor

‘There were so many age appropriate activities. It was perfect for both my children who are quite different.’

Jessica, visitor

‘So many wonderful activities and things to do. Literally an activity in every corner. The planetarium film was fab.’

Carol, visitor

Getting here

Life is located in Times Square, just a two minute walk from Newcastle Central train and Metro station.

Driving? Times Square Car Park is just around the corner. The sat nav reference for the car park is NE1 4AD (opposite Jurys Inn hotel). Look out for Centre for Life and/or Times Square Car Park signage to direct you.

Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

Other events you may enjoy

Toddler climbing in soft play area inside science centre.
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Play Zone
Included in science centre ticket
Especially for under-7s
Set aside about 30 minutes