Children & Families


Architects of Air

UK Premiere

Following more than 8,000 visitors to Architects of Air’s Katena in October, we’re thrilled to welcome back our favourite Nottingham-based internationally renowned company to Wheee! 2019 with the UK premiere of a brand new luminarium. Still at the design stage, this luminarium doesn’t yet have a name but we know from many years of experience that it will be wonderfully imaginative – full of labyrinthine tunnels and cavernous domes of iridescent colour and light. It’s sensory, it’s magical and it is truly for everyone. It’s a very special experience!

Visit duration at peak times: 15 mins
Suitable for all
Tickets required for both adult and children (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Under 18 months free

Priority Access - BOOK HERE
A limited number of Priority Access tickets for specified time slots are available to book in advance. Priority Access bookers join a separate, shorter queue that is given priority. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your time slot.

Standard Entry - BOOK HERE
Standard Entry tickets can be booked for one of three entry periods each day: 11am-1pm, 1-3pmand 3pm-close. Standard Entry bookers can gain access to the luminarium during the entry period specified on their tickets.

Bookers should expect to have to queue prior to entry, with queues in excess of one hour during peak times. Please arrive within the first hour of your entry period. Standard Entry tickets will be available to purchase from box office on each day.

Under 18 months
Entry is free for children under 18 months, however, tickets are required. These tickets are only available from our Box Office/when you join the queue on the day of your visit.

Luminaria are all fully wheelchair accessible, with free carer tickets. Parents/carers of visitors with additional access needs, particularly those who may experience difficulty queuing, should speak to Luminarium staff on the day.

Please note: parking on campus is limited during half-term. The easiest way to get to Lakeside Arts is to use the Toton Lane/Hucknall tram line and get off at the University of Nottingham stop. Additional free parking will be available for Wheee! visitors at the University Park West Entrance, in the field behind Florence Boot Hall. This site is a pleasant 15 minute walk from Lakeside around the lake, so if you park here, please allow extra time to reach us.

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