*Temporarily closed* Our hands-on maker space for budding inventors, designers and makers

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Please note: PLAY + INVENT will remain closed until further notice;  opening dates will be confirmed at a later date.


Open select weekends and school holidays 11am - 3pm (facilitated activity)- £1.50

Closed occasional weekends for special PLAY+INVENT events - see What's On for details

For School bookings- please contact for availability


£1.50 per child, select weekends and school holiday dates

Visitor Information

Join us to make, invent and get creative. From drop-in making to family friendly events, the PLAY+INVENT Space is an exciting place for children and their families to explore and build their own inventions.

Watch our Play + Invent trailer

Hire PLAY+INVENT for a Birthday party

Party prices: 

PLAY+INVENT hire: £50
Function Room hire: £40
PLAY+INVENT and Learning room hire: £85

Let the kids get inventing with exclusive use of our PLAY+INVENT space and learning room where you can serve your own birthday tea, play party games and music and hire your own entertainer.

Parties can be booked for Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 1.30pm and on Mondays to Fridays in school holidays between 10am and 12.30pm. Access is allowed to the party room 30 minutes before the start for any decorating or set-up. Suitable for up to 25 children.

To book please contact the Discovery learning team: or (0191) 277 2183.