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Play Zone

Included in science centre ticket
Especially for under-7s
Set aside about 30 minutes
Little girl looking through coloured glass in Play Zone.

Let your little ones explore!

Nurture your young explorers in our newly reimagined Play Zone, a fascinating world where little ones can take the lead and set their imaginations free.

In this captivating area designed specifically for under 7s, there’s imaginative play, a chance to build creations and some soft areas for play too.

There’s a host of new additions to explore, so children can play, learn and grow.

Fire up your little ones’ curiosity in our new outdoor marketplace, ignite their thirst for discovery with nautical adventures as they explore the coastal mural complete with a boat and a lighthouse, and blast off to a world of imagination with our selection of fancy dress costumes!

Mother and daughter exploring light in Play Zone.
See inside Play Zone

Play Zone highlights

Barter a bargain or become a stallholder in our outdoor marketplace.

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Ship ahoy! Have fun and climb aboard our boat for a nautical adventure.

Let you imagination take flight with our selection of fancy dress costumes!

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Stretch, balance and wobble as you climb over and crawl through soft play shapes and tunnels.

Accessibility information

Play Zone takes up half of the upper floor in the science centre. This can be accessed via a ramp near Brain Zone or stairs in Space Zone.

This area can get quite busy and noisy with young children running around. Ear defenders are available from reception for a refundable deposit.

‘Both my boys loved the play zone, we spent a long time in there and could have stayed much longer if we had the time. Their imaginations were sparked, and they were totally absorbed.’

Hazel, visitor. 

‘We spent a good hour here and all had a blast, the staff were fabulous in playing and instructing on different building methods. The treehouse was lovely and the hidden secrets inside were a delight to discover.’

Louise, visitor. 

‘We came along today to visit your under-7s Play Zone, and certainly weren’t disappointed. It’s absolutely fantastic! Such a big space for the little ones to run free and explore different areas, my 2 year old loved it so much!’

Lindsay, Facebook.

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