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Important information for visitors

Life Science Centre will be closed from 8 January to 1 February inclusive while we make some exciting changes and carry out essential maintenance. During this time, we won't be able to accept any science centre or workshop bookings, but ice skating and outreach sessions are still available to book.

February and March are booking up fast so get in touch if you would like to visit us in early 2019!

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Ready to book? Call 0191 243 8223 Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm To enquire about educational content and suitability call 0191 243 8211 or email us.

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Schools Skating

Bring your pupils to Life this winter for a whirl on our open-air ice rink.


10 November 2018 - 15 February 2019*


Life’s Ice Marshals are on hand to provide coaching for tentative skaters and we have special packages available if you would like to combine a skate with a workshop or a visit to Life Science Centre where you can experience the 4D Motion Ride (height restrictions apply), our amazing planetarium, live theatre shows and a range of exciting hands-on zones.

For more information or to book, call (0191) 243 8223.​​​​​​​

*Please note, school skating sessions are only available during term time on weekdays.


Helpful information


Do:

  • Ensure that you stick as closely as possible to your estimated arrival time – if you arrive late you may get less time on the ice rink or in a workshop.
  • Bring your own skates if you prefer (although skates are included in the price) but we cannot offer a reduction in price if you do.

  • Wear warm, waterproof clothing which is suitable for the ice (including hats and gloves). It’s a good idea to bring a change of clothing too (particularly spare socks.)

  • Advise your group to skate in an anti-clockwise direction. This keeps things moving (and safe) on the rink.

  • Listen to the Ice Marshals, who are there to ensure that your visit is enjoyable and safe.  Feel free to ask them for advice and should they ask you to do something, please listen - they talk sense and want you to be safe.

Don’t:

  • Throw ice/snow balls.

  • Join hands with friends: chains might look good but experience shows that this results in accidents.

  • Take food or drink onto the ice.


Thanks for reading - have a great trip!


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