Home Education Day

18 September 2019

A day dedicated to home educated
children and their families

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The National Space Centre’s Education team is hosting a full day of talks and workshops to home schooled children.

Our subject for this Home Education Day is Rocketry

Suitable for children aged 5-14, sessions will allow children and adults (children remain the responsibility of accompanying adults at all times) to work together to achieve their own learning goals.

  • Price per child £15.99, including workshop, talk, show and entry to the Centre
  • One FREE accompanying adult per child (must remain with the child at all times)

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0116 258 2111

Booking line available 09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri

Key Stage 1

10:00 – 10:15 – Free time*
10:15 – 11:15 – Workshop
11:15 – 12:20 – Free time*
12:20 – 13:00 – Planetarium show
13:00 – 13:45 – Free time*
13:45 – 14:15 – Talk
14:15 – 16:00 – Free time*

* Explore the galleries, enjoy your downloaded Key Stage trails, have lunch (Boosters Café open throughout) or just have a break.

Rockets workshop

Blast off! Design, make and launch your very own air-powered rocket (which you can take home after). Join us on this workshop to learn about Newton’s Laws and see different forces in action.

It IS Rocket Science

Explore the history of rockets from ancient colourful fireworks to the mighty space rockets of today. Learn about the fiery power of rocket fuel in this exciting and explosive show.

Planetarium Show

Sit back and relax as we journey through the wonders of the Universe. Your presenter will guide you around our night time sky as you explore stars and planets. Vote for your favourite stops along the way in this exciting, audience-driven journey.

Key Stage 2

10:00 – 10:20 – Free time*
10:20 – 10:50 – Planetarium show
11:30 – 12:30 – Workshop**
12:30 – 13:00 – Free time*
13:00 – 14:15 – Workshop**
14:15 – 14:45 – Talk
14:45 – 16:00 – Free time*

* Explore the galleries, enjoy your downloaded Key Stage trails, have lunch (Boosters Café open throughout) or just have a break.
** Only ONE workshop is included. You will be allocated ONE session upon booking.

Great Rocket Challenge

Working to a budget, children must work together to design, make and launch their rocket to ‘land’ on the Moon. Their craft must be designed based on strict criteria and materials purchased on a budget. Which team will win the race?

It IS Rocket Science

Explore the history of rockets from ancient colourful fireworks to the mighty space rockets of today. Learn about the fiery power of rocket fuel in this exciting and explosive show.

Planetarium Show

Sit back and relax as we journey through the wonders of the Universe. Your presenter will guide you around our night time sky as you explore stars and planets. Vote for your favourite stops along the way in this exciting, audience-driven journey.

Key Stage 3

10:00 – 13:00 – Free time*
13:00 – 13:30 – Planetarium show
13:45 – 14:15 – Talk
14:15 – 15:15 – Workshop
15:15 – 16:00 – Free time*

* Explore the galleries, enjoy your downloaded Key Stage trails, have lunch (Boosters Café open throughout) or just have a break.

NXT workshop

Use Maths, computing and problem-solving skills to program a LEGO NXT and complete interactive challenges on Martian terrain mats before the dust storm approaches!

It IS Rocket Science

Explore the history of rockets from ancient colourful fireworks to the mighty space rockets of today. Learn about the fiery power of rocket fuel in this exciting and explosive show.

Planetarium Show

Sit back and relax as we journey through the wonders of the Universe. Your presenter will guide you around our night time sky as you explore stars and planets. Vote for your favourite stops along the way in this exciting, audience-driven journey.

Terms and Conditions

– Payment must be made at the time of booking. Places cannot be reserved without payment.
– Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Adults may be responsible for multiple children, however, they must remain with them throughout the sessions.
– This event is only open to individual home educators, it cannot be booked by schools or groups.
– Only children booked into the activities may attend them. We have a capacity set on each session, which will include booked children and their responsible adult only.
– All tickets are not transferable and non-refundable, except in the event of a cancellation by the National Space Centre.
– The National Space Centre reserves the right to cancel the event should minimum numbers not be achieved. In the unlikely event of this situation, all participants will be notified 7 days prior to the event and full refunds made.
– We request that there is no eating or drinking during the sessions, with the exception of water in a sealed bottle. We have a café on site that can be used during your free time, or you are most welcome to bring a packed lunch with you.
– Each session will include children of differing ages and abilities. Due to the nature of the sessions, we do not have sufficient resources for children to work individually.
– We ask all participants to treat others with respect and courtesy at all times. Anybody found to be disruptive or unsafe, will be asked to leave. Accompanying adults are reminded that they are responsible for children at ALL times.
– Late arrival may mean you are unable to join any sessions that have already started.
– Home Education Day tickets are not valid for the FREE Annual Pass upgrade.