Children & Families
In line with the University’s response to Government Guidance, we have postponed Lakeside’s entire programme – exhibitions, workshops, talks and events – until the end of June. More information is available here.
Standard Entry £4
Priority Entry £5
Under 18 months free
Suitable for all, under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult
Saturday 23 - Sunday 30 May, 11am-5.15pm (last admission)
Sunday 31 May, 12.30pm-6.15pm (last admission)
Thursday 28 May, 5.30-7.30pm (Grown-ups only session)
Following a record-breaking week in May 2019 with Daedalum we’re thrilled to be hosting the world premiere of another new structure from Architects of Air at Wheee! 2020.
We don’t yet know what this year’s structure is called, but we do know that it will be imaginative, magical and mystical - a truly wonderful structure of iridescent colours and light, that everyone can enjoy.
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 tickets can be booked for one of three entry periods each day. These periods are 11am-1pm, 1-3pm and 3pm-close excepting Sunday 31 May 12.30-2.30pm, 2.30pm-4.30pm, 4.30pm-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. Subject to availability, Standard Entry tickets will be available to purchase from the Box Office 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 the University of Nottingham stop. Additional free parking is available for Wheee! visitors at the University Park West Entrance, in the field behind Florence Boot Hall, opening daily at 10am except on Sunday 31 May, when it will open at 11.30am. This site is a pleasant 15-minute walk to Lakeside around the lake, so if you park there, please allow extra time to reach us.