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Special Christmas Events

Family enjoying a festive planetarium show in Life Science Centre.

Little ones can join Santa and enjoy a new festive show in the planetarium as part of a unique Christmas event which is new to Life. Plus, our popular open-air ice rink returns in November.

This winter, enjoy magical, festive experiences that you won’t find anywhere else! 

Brother and sister on Life's ice rink over the festive period with santa hats.

Pre-book some festive fun at Life!

Group of skaters enjoying private hire of Life Science Centre's city centre ice rink.
On now
Ice Skating
Separate admission fees apply. Member discounts apply.
For all ages
Saturday 11 November – Sunday 7 January 2024
Santa and Twinkle the elf in Life's grotto.
On now
The Santa Experience
Separate admission fees apply
Perfect for children aged 3 to 10
Weekday afternoons in December
On now
Ice Skating with Christmas Planetarium Show
Suitable for everyone
Perfect for everyone
Weekdays from 13 November
Three women on ice rink in winter clothing laughing and talking.
Coming soon
Ice Skating 22-24 December
Separate admission fees apply
For all ages
Friday 22 December – Sunday 24 December

Over the winter period we’ll have lots of festive fun for families including a live science show and special making activities. Subscribe to our mailing list for updates.

Make a day of it and visit the science centre!

Two children with the assistance of Explainer enjoying a festive craft making activity inside the science centre.