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Food and Drink Event:Cosmic Valentine at National Space Centre

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Food and Drink Event, Sat 12 Feb 2022

National Space Centre

National Space Centre


Exploration Drive,


Love really can be written in the stars this year, with our team creating the ultimate Valentine package for you to enjoy, you can even upgrade for privacy and Prosecco.

Arrive beneath giant rockets, sip an exclusive Valentine Space Cocktail, sit down in the heart of our galleries to a sumptuous four course meal, including a romantic sharing dessert, before joining our in-house astronomer for a romantic tour of the night sky.

Don’t forget, you will have the whole Centre to explore*, so take a trip to the moon and back this Valentine but leave the hard work to us.

19:00 Doors open – enjoy a cocktail upon arrival
19:00 – 20:30 Opportunity to explore the Rocket Tower
19:15 – 20:30 Dinner in the galleries (select dining time when booking)
20:30 – 00:00 Opportunity to discover the exhibition
22:00 – 22:30 Romantic tour of the Night Sky
00:00 Departure


Heritage Tomato Salad
Chilled confit heritage tomatoes, bocconcini, baked focaccia crisp,
basil gel and a balsamic dressing (V)

Beetroot Salmon Gravadlax
Home cured Salmon, soused fennel, orange, cucumber and dill salad, baby beetroots, toasted sesame seeds, crushed pink peppercorns

Carrot, Cumin and Red Lentil Soup
Topped with chilli croutons, fresh coriander (Vg)

Rosemary Roasted Lamb Rump
Served with paprika charred aubergine, rocket and garlic pesto, gnocchi and baby spinach

Feta and Red Onion Tartlet
Feta cheese, Chickpea, caramelised red onion, marjoram filo tart with aubergine & tomato chutney, roasted red pepper and baby spinach new potatoes, tender stem broccoli (V)

Passionfruit Mousse
Sitting on a vanilla sponge, decorated with fresh fruit and a red shortbread heart biscuit

Dark Chocolate Truffle
Sitting on a biscuit base, encasing whole raspberries, and decorated with fresh fruit

Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking. Our Chef prepares all our menus in house, so can ensure we cater for your needs. Allergen Menus are available upon request V = Vegetarian, VG = Vegan, NF = Nut Free, GF = Gluten Free (please email

• FAQs •

• Is there an age limit on this event?

• What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There are 400 free car parking spaces available on site. 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?
Please contact the events team at the National Space Centre –

• Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
No, tickets are non transferable or refundable.

• What is the refund policy?
All tickets are non-refundable.

• Is there a cloakroom?
Yes, there is a free cloakroom available on the night.

• Can we explore the Centre’s galleries and Rocket Tower?
Yes, the Rocket Tower is open till 20:30 and the main exhibition will remain open until 00:00.

• Will there be a cash bar on the night?
Yes, there is a cash bar available on the night and you can pre-order drinks for your table.

• How to I select a specific time for my booking?
When booking your table, you can choose from any available time slots.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 12 Feb 2022 19:00 to 23:55 19:00 to 23:55


See location of National Space Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 587065  Lat: 52.65306 Long: -1.13370

By Road: The National Space Centre is located just off the A6, two miles north of Leicester City Centre, midway between Leicester's inner and outer ring roads. Brown road signs with a distinctive rocket logo will direct you from the arterial routes around Leicester.

By Train: Eat Midlands Trains and Cross Country Trains serve Leicester Station. From here you can either take a bus or taxi to the National Space Centre. First Bus 54 runs every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 20 minutes on Sunday from Charles Street, a short walk from the station.

By Bus: First Bus 54 runs every 10 mins throughout the day Monday to Saturday and every 20 mins on Sunday running from 9.30am. The bus stop is only 2 minutes’ walk away from the National Space Centre.

By Park & Ride: The National Space Centre, Abbey Pumping Station and Dock all now have their very own Park and Ride bus stop. Just head to the Birstall Park and Ride site and hop on a bus to us. The stop is on Abbey Lane, opposite ASDA supermarket and just a short walk to the Centre (just look for the Rocket Tower). The Park and Ride option is a great option for special events, wet school holiday days and when the 400 spaces in our car park are full. Birstall Park & Ride Site, Loughborough Rd, Leicester LE4 4NP

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 4.8 km from Leicester station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality