Are you looking for exciting activities to enjoy with your little ones? Visit Life’s Young Explorers' Zone, specially designed for under 7s.
This hands-on area lets children explore a garden with a tree house, a shop, a cafe, a kitchen and a recycling centre. They can grow vegetables, prepare a meal, visit a cafe and sort out the rubbish for recycling. Everyday activities for grown-ups, but all new when you’re 4!
It’s an exciting, stimulating and safe world where children get to take charge, learn new things and have fun.
The area is part of a wider range of activities for little ones. Young visitors can also enjoy a specially designed show in the North’s biggest planetarium and pick up a pre-school activity trail from reception.
We also run a number of pre-school days designed to help very young children explore and engage with the world around them.
Life is FREE for children under 2. Separate charges apply for pre-school days.
Please read the following tips to ensure you get the most out of your time in the play area.
Tip 1: Do not take real food and drink into the area.
Tip 2: During very busy periods we may have to limit the time visitors spend in the area.
Tip 3: Parents/guardians are responsible for their children at all times.
Tip 4: Parents/guardians are to supervise their children at all times.
Tip 5: Feedback is always welcome. Please talk to a member of staff or complete a feedback card on your way out.
Tip 6: To hear about other activities for under 7s, fill out a sign-up card (you'll find these dotted around the Centre and at reception) or join our mailing list .
*Funded by SITA Trust, as part of their “No More Waste” programme.