26 October 2019

Close encounters of a furred kind!


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Thanks to our friends Aardman and Studiocanal, we will be joined by some very special guests this Halloween.

The National Space Centre is home to the Ministry of Alien Detection from A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmaggedon. The team are on the look out for Shaun, who they believe may have been involved in an alien invasion on Earth.

Can you help Agent Red and her team of Hazmats find Shaun and his new alien friend, Lu-La?

This autumn Shaun is on an out of this world adventure. Join him and all his friends at the National Space Centre to discover that the truth really is out there!
• 18:00 Doors Open
• 20:30 Costume Competition Final
• 22:00 Event ends


View the trailer here

Things to do…

Costume Competition

Be be-witch-ing in our costume competition. Prizes for best child, adult and group costumes (extra points for adding a space twist!) If you’ve got it… haunt it! Make sure you collect character tokens throughout the night (special spot prizes) to join the competition final… some very special prizes to be won.

Spooky Tour of the Night Sky

Take a whirlwind 20-minute tour of the Autumn night sky in our newly upgraded Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium.

19:00, 20:00 and 21:00 (pre-book show with ticket purchase)

Know your Aliens

Head to our very special alien excavation site. Test soil samples and discover the extremophiles that live in extreme environments.

Slime Station

Our classic slime gets an upgrade! Design your own glow in the dark goo with spooky additions.

Silent Space Disco

In the silent space disco, no one can hear you scream. Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun.


Join the Leicester Astronomical Society for an evening of gazing at the mystical wonders of our night sky. (Weather permitting)

Creepy Crafts

Drop by the craft tables to make a little something to take home, guaranteed to drive you batty.

Halloween Market

Demons are a ghoul’s best friend! Grab some spook-tacular tricks, treats and trinkets.

If you are interested in trading, please apply here.


– Can I use my Annual Pass for this event?

No, Annual Passes are NOT valid for this event. Full details of the Annual Pass offer can be found here.

– Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This event is suitable for all the family.

– What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There are 400 car parking spaces available on site, which are free after 17:00. We are happy to call taxis for people and there is a bus stop to the 54 route within a few minutes walk of the Centre.

– Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

The National Space Centre – 0116 261 0261.

– Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No, tickets are non transferable or refundable.

– Can I update my registration information?

No, once a ticket is purchased no changes can be made.

– Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Either a printed ticket, or a ticket on your phone or tablet (we like the non-printing option, it is better for the planet).

– What is the refund policy?

All tickets are non-refundable.

– Can I watch Farmageddon at this event?

We will not be screening the Farmageddon movie but there will be themed activities and the chance to meet Shaun the Sheep.