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    Spacebase W5 Secondary 2
    Permanent Exhibition
    Welcome to Spacebase, our multi-sensory activity zone for 3-11 year olds!

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    The Spacebase adventure begins at the base of the giant rocket on the Launchpad. To get to the top children can make their way up through the launch gantry or take the challenge of climbing through the spider tower webbing inside the Rocket. From there they can make their way through the tunnels to Spacebase itself or zip back down to earth inside the spiral slide. Spacebase houses a wide range of equipment such as tube slides, foam hills, horizontal and vertical rolls, web step stones and much more.

    Exploration is key at Spacebase. Children are encouraged to find out about the universe with state of the art wrist band technology that turns them into space explorers, encouraging them to discover fun facts about our solar system within the activity zone to complete their mission!

    Adults can relax in a dedicated seating area and treat themselves to a hot beverage from our Spacebase coffee dock while watching their children play and have fun. Free WiFi is also available throughout the building.

    Spacebase is also available for group visits, school trips and birthday parties!

    Please note, Spacebase is an add on experience only available to W5 visitors and costs an additional £3.50 per child per 45 minute time slot. Spacebase is subject to availability, therefore we strongly recommend that you pre-book your Spacebase experience.

      Time Slots

      Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED

      Wednesday – Friday: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm

      Saturday & Sunday : 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm

      Spacebase is subject to availability, therefore we strongly recommend that you pre-book your Spacebase experience.
      Book your visit online for free fast track entry to W5! Click here to book online or call our Bookings Team on 02890467700 and select option 2 or call 02890467790 / 02890467793. Please note, our booking lines are open from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

        To ensure the enjoyment of our young visitors, access to Spacebase is limited to children aged 3 to 11.

        Please note: Should the need arise parents/carers may enter Spacebase with permission from the W5 team to assist a child in their care.

        We want everyone to have an enjoyable experience, so please:

        • Ensure that your behaviour or actions do not threaten the safety or enjoyment of others.
Be aware that it is the parents/carers responsibility to ensure that children understand the rules of play
        • Ensure that children are supervised at all times

        Due to the physical nature of Spacebase

        • Shoes must be removed before entering Spacebase and left in the designated areas as directed by W5 staff member
        • Socks must be worn in Spacebase. In the event that socks are not available, they can be purchased from the W5 shop on Level 0
        • We ask that badges and jewellery are removed before entry to Spacebase
        • Clothing with neck cords is not suitable and should not be worn. We recommend that long sleeves and trousers are worn
        • Slides should only be entered feet first, follow the guidance on the pictograms
        • Children who have injuries should not use Spacebase
        • Possessions such as mobile phones, small toys, coins etc. should not be taken on Spacebase. Lockers are available on Level 0
        • No food and drink should be taken or consumed in Spacebase
        • We highly recommend that parents / carers of younger children ensure that the toilet has been visited before Spacebase is used

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